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My Jet9 just arrived, so it's true. No pictures until later....
 

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Mine arrived @ 5:30pm Friday . Had dinner put it together. 27lbs . fine tune and ride tomorrow.
Looks great,feels like a tank compared to my Air 9 single speed with carbon fork 18lbs
Will post pictures etc tomorrow.
I live in Los Angeles where the boat landed.
 

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Haha, I fear the way I'll feel about the weight as well. I was kind of afraid that it would feel heavy after blasting around on my singlespeed Air9 (AMAZING bike)... So now I will have a race bike that is 22 lbs (Air9), and a full suspension race bike probably around 28 lbs... I knew getting the Air was a wonderful mistake! Anyone want to trade a Jet for a Rip haha! Either way I'm pumped to be getting the Jet back, and it just may have to sleep next to the bed the first couple nights after so many nights of wishing it were here!

Lets see some pics of it before and after it hits the dirt
 

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waiting patiently :)
 

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kiwiktm said:
Bike is GREAT rode 30 miles no complaints. 27lbs on the nose

Now its time to re-adjust and set up bike properly.
thats a small one, correct?

looks great, we are waiting for my wife's small in vanilla as well...
 

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Frame Weight?

Anybody weigh their frames?

What is the actual weight versus the claimed weight?

I'm on the east coast, so I should not see it until later in the week.
 

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kiwiktm said:
Bike is GREAT rode 30 miles no complaints. 27lbs on the nose

Now its time to re-adjust and set up bike properly.
I know it probably doesn't ride like it is 27 lbs, but I still can't see how that weighs 27 lbs with those crest wheels.
 

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It rides like its 27lbs. Its a tough transition from Fully rigid 18lb Air 9 single speed. Climbing is a different world. Started off in pro pedal 2 . Felt like I had a flat tire, very cushy / plush. Locked it out felt much stiffer more the way I like it.
Downhill is a whole new world, almost crashed a couple of times the bike gives you so much confidence. Its fast and very stable even with the non tapered Fox fork.
Will be racing the Air9 extra 9lbs of the jet is a lot to lug up hills for the longer races I do.
Not sure I could make the jet lighter unless I went 1x9 . But would I even lose a pound if I did that ??. lighter tires maybe. I am already tubeless with fairly light rims and DT 240 hubs. Could get lighter grips. Probably should just ride it as is.
 

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lefty sl will reduce 1lbs. (project 321 got tapered adapters), 1x9 another lbs..

some tune parts will easily save you another 2 lbs. (70g skewers, 20g seat clamp, 150g hubs, 100g additionally with aerolite spokes but not sure what you got now, 150g cranks, 250g seat / post etc.) costly though. bonty xxl foam grips are nice and can save you another 80g. just check www.tune.de, there is a english bottom.

and 1/2 lbs with a formula r1.

should get you to 22.5lbs. (and clean up your bank account a little).
 

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kiwiktm said:
It rides like its 27lbs. Its a tough transition from Fully rigid 18lb Air 9 single speed. Climbing is a different world. Started off in pro pedal 2 . Felt like I had a flat tire, very cushy / plush. Locked it out felt much stiffer more the way I like it.
Downhill is a whole new world, almost crashed a couple of times the bike gives you so much confidence. Its fast and very stable even with the non tapered Fox fork.
Will be racing the Air9 extra 9lbs of the jet is a lot to lug up hills for the longer races I do.
Not sure I could make the jet lighter unless I went 1x9 . But would I even lose a pound if I did that ??. lighter tires maybe. I am already tubeless with fairly light rims and DT 240 hubs. Could get lighter grips. Probably should just ride it as is.
Yeah, I've been wondering about the transition back to the Jet also as I've been loving every second onboard my SS Rigid Air 9. I had my size large Jet at 26.5lbs last season but thinking I'm going to be over 27lbs on the new Jet (20mm fork and King Hubs). I loved the Jet last year so hoping I love the new one as much. Should know in a few days.

Someone please remind me if I need to use any spacers on the BB drive side cup for the Jet? Can't remember. Thanks.
 

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Hey guys,

cool to see frames finally getting to people.

BB on the Jet 9 is 68mm, so for Truvativ cranks, two spacers (one on each side) is necessary. Shimano uses the full three spacers (2 driveside, 1 non-driveside). Have fun!

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Great ideas to lighten up the bike. Could hurt the wallet though. Maybe spend that money on a Carbon Air 9. Loving the bike, its nice to have suspension for a change. Magic carpet ride the RIP must be a really plush ride.
 
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