9:ZERO:7 Aluminum Fat Bikes

5/5 (5 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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User Reviews

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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