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Niner A.I.R 9 Mountain Bike Frame - 2014

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Description

Catch some air.

Niner's formula for developing bikes resulted in many firsts and shot the company to the forefront of the mountain bike market. Widely acclaimed for their early adoption of the 29in standard, even going so far as to push other manufacturers to produce components exclusively for oversized wheels. Niner is the undisputed leader in unleashing the full potential of 29ers, and in silencing a dying breed: Naysaying luddites on 26in wheels. One bike that consistently changes minds and challenges preconceived notions is the Niner A.I.R. 9.

For 2012, the A.I.R. 9 continues to sway riders with its lightweight, hydroformed alloy tubeset, a tapered head tube, and the PressFit BB30 bottom bracket interface. Based on finite element analysis and real world testing, Niner employed extensive hydroforming to perfect the tube shapes. These tubes, when combined with widespread forging and CNC machining throughout crucial elements, ensure the optimum balance of strength to weight. The end result is a frame that's incredibly strong, lightweight, and accelerates on demand, but won't beat you up or feel like a lame duck when you’re pushing the limits of your riding.

Packing seven dirty years under its belt, the agile Air 9 rolls with the kind of refinement established riders cherish. An 80mm to 100mm fork will complement Niner's geometry nicely, or if you're looking for the ultimate in weight savings, one of Niner's lauded rigid carbon forks will do the trick. The tapered head tube comes equipped with a Cane Creek IS42/28.6|IS52/40 integrated (Campy style) headset. You'll need a 31.6mm seatpost and a high-mount, bottom-swing, top-pull front derailleur with a 34.9mm clamp. The rear triangle lets you run up to a 2.4in tire, and a 160mm rotor. Niner recommends maximum front chainring sizes of 26/39t for SRAM, or 28/40 for Shimano 2X10 applications to avoid interference issues. Any traditional triple setup will work fine. For those of you who intend on running a one-by drivetrain, such as SRAM’s XX1, the AIR 9 will clear up to a 34t ring, with a 168mm Q-Factor crankset.

The Niner A.I.R. 9 Mountain Bike Frame - 2014 is available in sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Licorice, Tangerine, and White.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Suspension:
hardtail
Recommended Fork Travel:
80 - 100 mm
Rear Axle:
10x135 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
1.125 x 1.5 in
Headset Included:
no, IS42/IS52
Bottom Bracket Type:
[not included] PF30
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9mm clamp-on
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm
Cable Routing:
external
Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger:
yes
Recommended Use:
cross country mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame
Actual Weight:
Moondust/Licorice, L: 1,680g

Geometry chart

Niner Bikes

Geometry Chart

 

Air 9
80mm Travel Fork
 Seat Tube
(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 15.5in 23.1in 23.6in 16.3in 28.3in 4.1in 71.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.4in 17.3in 42.6in
M 16.5in 23.8in 24.0in 16.9in 29.1in 4.3in 72.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.4in 17.3in 42.8in
L 19.0in 24.5in 24.6in 17.4in 31.1in 4.9in 72.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.4in 17.3in 43.6in
XL 21.0in 25.3in 25.3in 18.0in 32.7in 5.7in 72.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.4in 17.3in 44.4in
100mm Travel Fork
 Seat Tube
(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 15.5in 23.2in 23.9in 15.9in 28.5in 4.1in 70.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.1in 17.3in 42.8in
M 16.5in 23.9in 24.3in 16.5in 29.3in 4.3in 71.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.1in 17.3in 43.1in
L 19.0in 24.6in 24.8in 17.0in 31.3in 4.9in 71.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.1in 17.3in 43.9in
XL 21.0in 25.4in 25.6in 17.6in 33.0in 5.7in 71.0 deg 74.0 deg 2.1in 17.3in 44.6in

Niner Air 9 Geo

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this is a awesome frame

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I used mainly for cross country riding I really liked it handeled well my industry nine hubs are good on it to

for the 2014 niner air 9 aluminum, is the...

for the 2014 niner air 9 aluminum, is the rear hub a 10x135 or 12x142?

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Read the tech specs column... 10x135 The newer 2015 model has 12x142.
see the AB website: http://www.ninerbikes.com/air9#

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