Strong like bull, smart like tractor
Team MTBNJ Halter's
can you guys stay on topic...for once...please. this is important to the 29er borg here. jeez.
Resist, resist... or you'll be like me, wanting one without even knowing why.
I guess I'm not getting it, why do I want less travel?
I'm not planning on racing this. (Well...)
3K budget for 27lbs FS 29er?
Are you going new or used? I'm assuming new..
Niner Rip; Frame, Fork, wheels. budget spent!
HiFi = complete
You kind of answered your own question.
Hmmm? Do you have any components from past Mtn bikes you can sell or use? My guess is another 1500 easy to get under 30lbs range.
Rigid Steel 29 frames aren't that harsh. Look into test rides. It just may be your ticket.
the fox fork clearance is one thing (as in, it won't completely clear). not a lot of people ride them...why?...i dunno...that's another. if you google them, you'll find that there are very few reviews. why? again, dunno.
remember, the wheels are 3" bigger too.
and don't drink the kool aid man!!! word on the streets is that a dedicated 29er rider on here just got a 26" bike! don't believe the hype!
Dirt Jump bikes don't count
i mean, i do it, but i'm hardcore.
I'm not, I'm just a big ol' pvssy!!
I was up in your area a few weeks ago (for a funeral) and stopped into the shop. You had the HiFi Deluxe 29 and I rode it around the lot but I was in my suit and dress shoes. You can't get much of a feel by riding around the lot. One thing, I didn't really like the feel of the Sram shifters or the Juicy 5s. Maybe just that they weren't broken in, but I think I would spend the extra money to move up to the Pro. Do you guys allow the bikes to be taken out on the trail?
Niner Bikes said:We have some bad news to report. We have seen 7 frames where the upper link has broken on the Jet 9. We have started some initial investigations into the cause.
We just got some of the failed links back and are sending them out for additional testing.
We feel it is our responsibility to inform you and to keep you posted about how we are going to rectify the situation.
We at this time do ask that you stop riding your Jet 9 and please have your local shop inspect the upper shock linkage for cracks. If you have a crack please contact us. If not we still must ask that you do not ride the bike further as there is always a potential for an injury due to a breakage.
Given our size we spend a huge amount of money on R&D testing. We use FEA analysis on our frames and parts, physical jig testing, and of course real world testing. Even with these safe guards in place things can still happen.
We hope you will be understanding and see that we are being open about this issue. We are riders just like you and know what a bummer it is to get something and not be able to use it. We are going to rectify the situation and get you back on the trails as fast and responsibly as we can. I’m sure this will be fodder for those “haters” but we will just have to take our lumps and move on.
Chris & Steve
Does anyone know what they are going to do? Send you a new/different frame?