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Just got the I9's in yesterday to mostly complete this build.
Bike Theme: A lot of silver w/ some red accents
Components in general:
Frame: 2009 Niner Air 9 raw medium
Crankset: FSA K-Force w/ ceramic BB
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini 160mm front and rear (Hope Stainless brake line kit)
Wheels: I9 w/ Stans ZTR 355, tubeless, red hubs, silver spokes
Tires: Kenda: Karma 1.9" front, Small Block 8 2.1" rear
Headset: Chirs King, Hope spacers
Rr/Front Derailleur: X9/XTR, Nokon Cables, Shifters X9's
Seat clamp, Skewers, and Stem: Hope
Fork: 2008 Rock Shox Reba Race (38mm offset)
Cassette/Chain: SRAM PG990/ SRAM PC991 hollow pin
Seatpost: Thomson Ellite
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL
Thanks to Zak and Ryan at KLM Bike and Fitness in Rochester Michigan for help with this build, they talked me into the I9's, Hope brakes, SS Lines, Nokon cables, these additions really made the bike.
According to the Topeak scale we're at 24.1 lbs.
I'll cut the steer tube down after a couple of trial runs.
 

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Serioulsly nice looking bike !
Seems like it should weigh less though.
How long did it take to get the I9's in?
 

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What a beaut!

Nice looking Niner. I'm sure it rides as good as it looks.

Probably a camera illusion but in the last shot, it appears the upper headset cup may not be completely seated.

Give us a ride report after the trial runs.
 

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honestly....best looking build of the year,I'm thinking of try out hope brakes...how do you like them
 

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Questions answered........

29ercat: Can't comment too much on brakes yet, initial feel is great, very solid lever, good modulation, and no issues with installation.
Jake: I believe that it must be the camera angle, upper headset cup is all the way down, maybe it is the green assembly lube that I have not cleaned out yet.
2times: I9's were quoted at 6 weeks, came in just over 3 weeks.
 

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How 'bout cutting some of that excess steerer tube :)

Otherwise, super build! How much did it cost you to put that thing together?
 

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Beautiful Bike! I am building up my '09 Air9 Raw (XL) right now. I should be done by the end of the week.

I would make that a 1X9 though. Simplicity/Weight Savings...

Enjoy!

PF
 

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Zion Rasta said:
How 'bout cutting some of that excess steerer tube :)

Otherwise, super build! How much did it cost you to put that thing together?
Did you read the post or just look at the pretty pictures?

"I'll cut the steer tube down after a couple trial runs"
 

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Answer to "how much did it cost to put that thing together"

Zion Rasta's question: "how much did it cost to put that thing together" More than I was planning on.......the wheels busted the original budget. I got a lot of components from Chain Reaction's flood sale, the frame and wheels were ordered through the LBS. I have more into this HT than what I bought my 2008 Specialized 29er SJ FSR for in the spring. I was warned that building a bike in pieces was not very economical, but I am now hooked on "more custom". I just started mountain biking in 2008 due to my knees not holding up to my previous sport, running. I guess I can officially call myself hooked to both the sport and the incredibly neat hardware. I just hope my wife doesn't start adding up all of the receipts.
 

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Damn those welds on the niners look good.

That is one silver bike... what's the significance of the red spoke? Anything special about that particular on or just for looks?
 

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I guess I can officially call myself hooked to both the sport and the incredibly neat hardware. I just hope my wife doesn't start adding up all of the receipts.
Welcome to the club :thumbsup:
 

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Damn those welds on the niners look good.

That is one silver bike... what's the significance of the red spoke? Anything special about that particular on or just for looks?
It looks cool but it also saves precious seconds in a race when you flat because you can find the valve stem quicker.
 

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Beautiful!

I just ordered a raw Air9 and glad I did!

BTW, I was in Rochester during Thanksgiving to move my daughter to Marlboro, MA. Eighteen hours in a U-Haul, ugh.
 

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pughww said:
Just got the I9's in yesterday to mostly complete this build.
Bike Theme: A lot of silver w/ some red accents
Components in general:
Frame: 2009 Niner Air 9 raw medium
Crankset: FSA K-Force w/ ceramic BB
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini 160mm front and rear (Hope Stainless brake line kit)
Wheels: I9 w/ Stans ZTR 355, tubeless, red hubs, silver spokes
Tires: Kenda: Karma 1.9" front, Small Block 8 2.1" rear
Headset: Chirs King, Hope spacers
Rr/Front Derailleur: X9/XTR, Nokon Cables, Shifters X9's
Seat clamp, Skewers, and Stem: Hope
Fork: 2008 Rock Shox Reba Race (38mm offset)
Cassette/Chain: SRAM PG990/ SRAM PC991 hollow pin
Seatpost: Thomson Ellite
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL
Thanks to Zak and Ryan at KLM Bike and Fitness in Rochester Michigan for help with this build, they talked me into the I9's, Hope brakes, SS Lines, Nokon cables, these additions really made the bike.
According to the Topeak scale we're at 24.1 lbs.
I'll cut the steer tube down after a couple of trial runs.
Ok, ok How much U pay for this bike? More than $249.99 ? This is my estimate.
 

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Ok, ok How much U pay for this bike? More than $249.99 ? This is my estimate.
So 249.99 is your favorite number, huh, like in the lynskey thread and the Racer X29 thread?

Troll

OP - Nice Ride, Merry Christmas!!
 
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