Dirty South Underdog
Frames are shipping... who will be the first to post pics of his/her built Jet9?
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.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.
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.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.