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Air 9 Carbon will never be the lightest frame out there, not with the CYA bottom bracket and all those steel inserts for variuos bottom bracket standards.pat_martin said:i 3rd the seems to heavy bit...how much slime did you use in those tires?
Those are industry nine wheels for those who were wondering
The bike is very stiff, I had a bit of a time adjusting to how stiff it is, and was plowing through some turns at speed. I raced the Darkhorse 40 last weekend, so I got some serious saddle time, and made adjustments to how I rode it.dynamic213 said:Can we get some in depth review on the ride quality compared to the scandium air9? I briefly test rode a carbon air9 and the first thing I notice is how laterally stiff the frame is.
Steel inserts?Ojos Azules said:Air 9 Carbon will never be the lightest frame out there, not with the CYA bottom bracket and all those steel inserts for variuos bottom bracket standards.
The Dubious Dick has it right. The inserts are aluminum, not steel, and the dropouts are pressed carbon. overall that frame is beautifully light. I wish I had the money or the sponsorship to get one of those bad boy's.teamdicky said:Steel inserts?
I think they are aluminum (and not all that heavy).
The frame without EBB weighs 3.1. I also weighed my One9 without the EBB, and it was 3.4. Both size large. I didn't weigh the fork.mattkock said:Did you happen to weigh the frame or fork before you assembled it? Just curious.