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the reba xx is a bit heavy then eh? I have a fox but I don't know what it exactly weighs. But I like rock shox more than fox so I'll probably get the reba anyway.
 

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Thanks for the pics but WOW, I am VERY surprised that it weights 21.69 lbs. My geared 3X9 AIR with FOX f29 fork is 22.5 lbs and I don't have many crazy lightweight parts on it. Did you weigh the frame alone before you built it up?
 

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I don't consider the weight to be too heavy for what it is. It isn't built up with ridiculously light parts. I am a big kid, and race light stuff and I do not mix.
The wheels are I9s (enduro front hub, geared rear) with Arch rims, the tires are 700+/-g Geax Saguaros.
The fork is another 4lbs. I can't do the rigid thing off road, but if I could, the bike would instantly loose 3 lbs.
The ride though, worth every penny :thumbsup:
 

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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
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.
Some time in the future, Niner will probably go MCR/SIR or Air9/One9 way, and offer gear only and EBB versions, both of them will be lighter.
If you looking for lightness instead of versatility, then you should look somewhere else
 

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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.
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.
The overall ride was quite surprising though. Despite being straight line stiff, it is actually very comfortable to ride in rocky rooty conditions. I didn't feel banged up at all after 40 hard miles (despite my legs). The back end does a good job of soaking up the bumps while keeping the rear wheel in contact with the ground. Having come off a One9, I felt the back end didn't skitter around as much over the trail.
 

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teamdicky said:
Steel inserts?

I think they are aluminum (and not all that heavy).
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.
 
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