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My friend is thinking seriously about a Niner and would like to know how people like theirs. How does it handle, ride, what's the geometry like? Frame weight? Does it feel light/snappy? Thanks to all... pictures of your build would be coo as well. Thanks!!!
 

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[QUOTE=pictures of your build would be coo as well.

I love my One-9 Niner (23.5lbs). I have 3 mountain bikes and I ride my Niner 90% of the time.

Got back last week from 10 days riding in Prescott, Sedona, and Flagstaff. Rode my geared bike (Turner 5-spot) once out of 8 rides. That was on Spruce Mountain in Prescott. Rest of the rides were on my Niner.

Bike handles better than my 26 inch Kona Unit. I will not buy another 26 inch wheeled bike.
 

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My friend is thinking seriously about a Niner and would like to know how people like theirs. How does it handle, ride, what's the geometry like? Frame weight? Does it feel light/snappy? Thanks to all... pictures of your build would be coo as well. Thanks!!!
the guy who i just bought my fisher rig frame from is also selling a pretty new niner frame to fund a blueprint niner frame in Ti from black sheep, so he must like it alot. his ad is in the classified section, maybe you could kill two birds with one stone?
 

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my experience is similar to dstepper's....i own a ventana x5 (~5 spot similar) and ride my Niner WAY, WAY more. I also own a 26" single speed which I ride a lot depending on the trail.

I honestly could not imagine a single thing I would want to change with my One 9. It is fast as hell, light as hell, and the geometry is the best I have ever had on a bike.

I give it a 10 out of 10 for sure.
 

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Here's mine. I'm going to be changing to a flat bar and rigid fork. I've swapped the post for a Salsa w/some set back and the seat for a Selle Italia Flite. I think I'll probably build up the Paul hubs I have stashed w/the new Salsa rims when they become available. Then either sell the AC wheels or set up one wheelset for fixed gear riding.

Weight as pictured is 23.8 lbs. Changing the bars (truvativ team risers to niner flat tops) and fork should drop a lot of weight.
 

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ditto

I agree with the other posters. My Niner is quick without being twitchy, super stiff when hammering out of the saddle, and compliant at the same time. I could not be happier with the bike, and really don't know what I would change. Take the plunge, you won't regret it!
 

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.......on Dstepper's bike? I'm getting parts ready for my S.I.R 9 and I had planned on a King cog, but that one just looks too cool. Thanks!

Tony
Boone Ti cog.....very sweet :D

You'll have to search the singlespeed forum for more info as I don't have the link on my work PC.

Alex
 

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revnine said:
.......on Dstepper's bike? I'm getting parts ready for my S.I.R 9 and I had planned on a King cog, but that one just looks too cool. Thanks!

Tony
you can find them online here.... http://www.boonerings.com/cr/cr.html
or my LBS carries them.... The Path

if you order online, beware, there is no telling when you'll get them. could be months. really.
 

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thanks!..

Thanks SSP and Padre....I took your suggestion and called the Path and they hooked me up with a 20t!....It's gonna take a few days to get to NC from California, but hey, I don't even have the frame yet. I'll hang it on the garage wall to wait for My Kermint Green Niner!

Tony
 
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I notice you have the new Truvativ Stylo single speed crank. I have been eyeing one for my new build and I would like any feed back you have to give. It sure does look purty, especially with the boone chainring on it.
It has worked well, no noticeable flex and fairly light. The bearings have held up great. Two thumbs up.
 

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I thought you were getting a SIR 9?

Regardless of frame, sounds like we're in the same boat. I have a slowly growing pile of parts that I'm hoping to slap on a hot tamale One 9 come spring time. It hard getting the parts without having a frame to put them on!

So speaking of rear cogs, anybody have suggestions for a freewheel? Everybody seems to have good things to say about the ENO.....is it worth the money? What other good options are out there?
 

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Lucky,

Yes,you remembered right.. it's a S.I.R. 9....but It takes too long to type :D ... I'm thinking of using the Truvative SS Stylo as well. That One 9 ought to be a sweet ride!

Tony

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I thought you were getting a SIR 9?

Regardless of frame, sounds like we're in the same boat. I have a slowly growing pile of parts that I'm hoping to slap on a hot tamale One 9 come spring time. It hard getting the parts without having a frame to put them on!

So speaking of rear cogs, anybody have suggestions for a freewheel? Everybody seems to have good things to say about the ENO.....is it worth the money? What other good options are out there?
 
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