9:ZERO:7 Aluminum Fat Bikes

4.5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.99

Product Description

The 9:ZERO:7 Aluminum was conceived as a lighter snow bike equipped for the most demanding fat tire adventures. Named after the area code of Alaska, the 9:ZERO:7 is crafted out of 6061 aluminum and offers a host of features to optimize your fat tire experience. Starting with an elongated head-tube and longer chain-stays, the 9:ZERO:7 features six rack mounts, three water bottle mounts, fender mounts, and full cable housing on a lightweight frame. Also available in 135mm offset and 170mm centered frames.

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by schnee a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2016

Strengths:    Balanced feeling geometry make it really fun to cruise on snow or to rock crawl in the summer. It has a relatively long head tube and long chain stays, so it's stable in really rough situations.

Front+rear through axles, and burly construction make it Clyde worthy. It's a very reasonable weight, for such a large and strong frameset.

Fits Bud/Lou on 100mm rims, has braze-ons for a rear rack, and three water bottles so sets up quite nicely as a tourer.

Weaknesses:    I wish the fork had 'anything cage' mounts.

Longish chain stays make it more adapted to the snow at the expense of snappy handling in tight switchbacks.

Bottom Line:   
Good all-around bike that gives you options. Stiff, burly frame that fits some of the fattest tires and can be set up lean or for touring.

I'd say if you don't want to spend the money on carbon and want a bike that can be ridden year-round, this is a fantastic choice.

It's also super stiff and sturdy while not making it a boat anchor to get that way...I'm a 260 pound Clyde that can flex anything and this bike feels natural.

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Favorite Trail:   Hellasgården, Sweden

Duration Product Used:   18 months

Purchased At:   Menopelimarket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Dayton a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2016

Strengths:    Just a lot of fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Been riding my new 9Zero7 fat bike for two months now and so far it‘s been a blast to ride. I bought the 9:ZERO:7 Whiteout Aluminum GX-1 but paid extra for the carbon fork. North Division Bike Shop did an excellent job on the initial set up. I did make a few changes to dial it in to my personal preference. I have the medium sized frame and installed a 110mm Thomson stem and set back seat post. Still playing with tire pressure and I do need to get a decent gauge to measure the lower tire pressures. Yes it weighs more than my 24lbs hard tail but on the trail I really don’t notice the extra weight. There hasn’t been a climb that I can’t do on the fat bike that I could do on my hard tail. Any loose surface climb that would cause a spin out on the HT I can now climb with no spin out. Plenty of gearing with the 1x11 set up. In fact it’s now my new favorite drive train. Twisty single track riding is just plain fun and the Dillinger 5 tires have great grip on the trail. Haven’t done any monster down hills yet but short down hills have proved to be no challenge. Great braking with the BB7’s which I have on my HT and road tandem. If I was to nitpick my original plan was to run two water bottles but it was just too tight a fit in the frame. So I went with CamelBak instead. In fact I bought their new Skyline and it also is an excellent product. So overall I Couldn’t be happier with my 9Zero7!

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Favorite Trail:   Riverside State park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   North Division Bike

Similar Products Used:   First fat bike.

Bike Setup:   GX-1 11 speed drive train, Thomsom set back post and stem, BB7 brakes, Dillinger 5 120 tpi Tires
Sun Ringle Mulefut 80mm Rims and 9:ZERO:7 Hubs.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lon

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2014

Strengths:    2014 model
worst shifting Bike I own and I own 4 bikes.

Weaknesses:    65 MM rims on a 190MM frame, what for?

Bottom Line:   
Had taken it back to the dealer 3x and never got it fixed.
shoved the bike in the corner last winter and left it alone. Got it out this year and had to walk home after piling up the chain so bad I could not get it out of the spokes. Broke off my GPS mounting when the bike was upside down trying to fix it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kbutler1

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2014

Strengths:    Great fit and finish. Vertical drop-outs. Although not made in the USA I do like how this bike was developed in the states.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Switched from a 2011 Pugsley to the 190mm Susitna model. Was looking to 1) be little lighter and 2) be able to accomodate the Bud and Lou tire combo. This bike fit the bill! I originally had it built with Marge Lites and HD's but quickly switched to Rolling Darryls and Bud and Lou. So far this bike has proved to be fantastic in the snow in Minnesota and I look forward to having it out during the summer.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by muddy guy

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2013

Strengths:    Long wheel base, slacker head tube, STAND OVER height

Weaknesses:    Can't fit a Surly LOU as a rear tire.

Bottom Line:   
I had a Necromancer and liked it until I test rode a 907. I ride in deep snow. The 907 is long and slacker. These two characteristics create a very patient snow bike. It is stable and and not twitchy. Deep snow riding is generally slow. The 907 seems to understand this slow pace. It also picks up speed very well. I find I'm going through the gears faster. It is a great trail bike. Stand over height is 3 inches lower than the Necromancer in the XL. Lower bb on 907 than Necro.
The finish and coating is high quality and the colors are very vibrant. I got the Mango color.
I recommend getting wide bars. 700mm makes this bike feel very snappy.
The Necromancer has its place in FAT biking. But if you are into deep snow and riding your bike up or down trails, the 9:zero:7 will deliver. Take one for a test ride. That's all I needed.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Geeman

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2013

Strengths:    Aluminum Frame, Geometry, Solid Welds, Vertical Dropouts, Ability to add belt drive (if you really want to geek out), Fender Mounts, 3 Bottle Mounts, Color Choices, Just Looks Fine...

Weaknesses:    Pricier than the Pugs

Bottom Line:   
It didn't take me long to become a fat bike believer. The first time I took this bike out as a rental from our local bike shop (Backyard Bikes) I was grinning like the Cheshire Cat. My reference point was my full suspension Trek Hi-Fi Pro. Stumps, rocks etc. that I used to go around in my effort to pick a good line suddenly disappeared under the beastly 4 inch tires. Riding in the snow is a blast...much like sand you go in preparing for resistance on a normal bike and then you simply sail through on these bikes. Yes getting the beast rolling takes some work but once you are going let the good times roll.

I checked out a few other models and was tempted to get a Surly Pugsley(could have picked one up for $1,600)...don't do it. Once you compare the weight and frame the 9 zero 7 becomes a no brainer. After cajoling my wife for 3 weeks I had my 9 zero 7 with Rolling Daryls, Surly Larrys, BB7s, Sram X7 and FSA cranks. I am in biking bliss. If you can't afford the $2000+ for a 9 zero 7 save your pennies until you can it is worth the wait. You will end-up with a bike you can ride year-end not just a snow bike. Who says being fat is unhealthy for you?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2012

Strengths:    Geometry, Weight, Aluminum frame.

Weaknesses:    Frame made outside of US.

Bottom Line:   
I love it, its a great snow bike. I have a nice build, have some friends that think Im crazy for spending 3k on a snow bike. However, it is an absolute blast. My build got me down to 31 lbs, same weight as my last 29er. The weight makes it very ridable, and its good fun. I decided to go with the 9zero7 over the pug or mukluk mainly because of the aggressive geometry and the fact that I dont see many 9zero7's at all, and I like my things to be different.

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Price Paid:    $2850.00

Bike Setup:   Rolling Daryl, Surly Nate 120tpi, salsa headset, salsa bars, SRAM x9, Avid BB7, Surly Mr Whirly Crank, Raceface Bottom Bracket, 9zero7 aluminum fork, 9zero7 front and rear hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Super E

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2012

Strengths:    Great standover with low top tube, top tube length fits me like my mountain bikes

Weaknesses:    Frame made overseas

Bottom Line:   
This is a short term review, hopefully to be followed this winter. So far I've only had a chance to ride in dirt, but must say that I'm very satisfied with the overall bike geometry and performance. The ride feels like my standard mtb that I'm familiar with.

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