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John K.

John K.

John K.

John K.wrote a review of on August 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love it, great climbing machine and rides much softer than my Aluminum frame AIR 9. Have over 3,000 miles on this frame since I bought it and had it built up with some components from another bike and some new. Be sure you have a shop that knows about building Niner frames out since frame is best with 1X or 2X. I made the mistake of bringing over my existing 3X drive train and had some chain suck issues and ultimately had to do some minor repairs to the frame because of it. The pricing on this site beats NINER warranty pricing by a wide margin. I also purchased XT brakes and Industry Nine wheel set which gave me a tremendous upgrade to my WTB gear. One other warning which would have been handy to know is that Aluminum seat posts oxidize and freeze fast to the carbon frame which I am dealing with now. That is something that someone along the way should have mentioned.

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John K.

John K.wrote a review of on July 17, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rear brake failed after 22 months of use. Had some issues off and on with it after the first 6 months, with some softness and a few trips to the shop to get it working properly. The front brake version of this still works fine. The 4 stars is for the folks at Competitive Cyclist who worked with me to replace it and ship it out a new one right away. That impressed me and I will remember that when I need more gear and components.

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John K.

John K.wrote a review of on October 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced a 9 year old Air 9 Aluminum. Upgraded to RDO, Industry Nine wheel set and XT brakes. This frame is great for climbing and if you are coming from aluminum it rides softer and holds a line better on the downhill. I love it.
Just wish Niner had included a chain suck guard. Seems cheap of them not to.

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John K.

John K.wrote a review of on January 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs

Best $132 I spent on eye wear. These are stylish, light and crystal clear. I thought the tortoise color would look too brown but it is a nice deep red and goes well with the blue lenses.
Love these.

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