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Niner AIR 9 27.5+ 2-Star GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

Niner AIR 9 27.5+ 2-Star GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
$2,600.00

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Description

Up in the Air.

Hardtails are still a hoot and Niner's AIR 9 27.5+ 2-Star GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike brings big tires and progressive geometry to the party, proving that you don't have to have rear squish to have fun. Built up with a solid kit, this bike is packed full of value and would make an exceptional first bike or if you're looking to step up your mountain bike game.

Niner starts this build with a hydroformed aluminum frame for a lightweight ride with excellent trail feel. Using a multi stage hydroforming process, a straight gauge tube is butted and mechanically formed in preparation for the hydroforming process. Up next is multi-stage hydroforming, which is a series of molds used in sequence to creates complex shapes. Multiple steps might take longer but Niner is able to reduce weight and achieve higher strength. Hydroforming utilizes molds and fluid pressure to form metal tubes into the shapes best suited to the locations on the bike. These molds are created to the desired end shape, and tubes are placed in them while high pressure hydraulic fluid is pumped in causing the tube to expand until it conforms to the desired shape.

The 120mm FOX 34 Float Rhythm fork with Grip damper and EVOL air spring provide plush travel at the front and plenty of adjustment for dialing it in for your terrain and riding style. The tapered headtube sits at 68-degrees and lets you hang it out on the descents and still have the ability to pick just the right lines on uphill switchbacks. The stubby 17-inch chainstays let you slalom through the tight trees and makes manualing and wheelies a breeze. Built up in this configuration, this Air 9 features SRAM's GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain giving you the same wide range as SRAM's higher tier offerings. Should you feel the need to run additional gearing, the frame can accommodate a front sideswing derailleur if bikepacking is in your future. Adding to the versatility, the PF30 bottom bracket shell can house Niner's BioCentric 30 for singlespeed use. This clean solution eliminates the need for adjustable dropouts, bolt on hubs, and chain tensioners. Forget having to adjust for brakes every time you swap out cogs. The Boost 148 spacing lets the bike transform wheels and tires from the 27.5+ on this build to 29ers should you choose to do so. Have the maximum roll over and speed for racing with the 29's, or op for the traction, comfort, and flotation with the plus.

The Air 9's geometry is perfect for both hot laps after work or a multi-day bikepack. The fatter plus tires increase traction for more grip in the corners and floats over rocks and roots. The frame has plenty of get up and go and if you haven't been on a hardtail in a while, you'll quickly remember and appreciate the efficiency when climbing. A forged chainstay and bottom bracket junction increases drivetrain stiffness and offers ample tire clearance. The Maxxis Rekon tires are 2.8-inchs wide and the closely-spaced tread allow them to roll quickly while their girth and ability to run low pressure let them hookup. Oversized Race Face bar and stem keeps the handling responsive and are a perfect vantage point when blowing off some steam.

  • A versatile aluminum hardtail from Niner
  • Plus tires float over rough singletrack
  • Modern geometry for agile and confident handling
  • Boost axle spacing accepts 29 x 2.4 or 27.5 x 3.0 Tire
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain provides massive gear range
  • FOX 34 Float Rhythm fork with 120mm of bump gobbling travel

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Fork:
FOX 34 Float Rhythm Grip EVOL
Front Travel:
120mm
Headset:
Niner IS
Shifters:
SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset:
SRAM Stylo 7K Eagle
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM PF30
Cassette:
Sram Eagle XG 1275 10-50t
Chain:
SRAM GX Eagle
Brakeset:
SRAM Guide R
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
G2 Cleansweep [front] 180mm, [rear] 160mm
Handlebar:
Race Face Aeffect R
Handlebar Rise:
20mm
Handlebar Width:
780mm
Grips:
Niner Grrrips lock-on nylon flanged
Stem:
Race Face Aeffect R
Stem Length:
50mm
Saddle:
Niner Custom
Seatpost:
KS Lev Integra SI
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Seat Collar:
34.9mm
Wheelset:
[rims] Niner Alloy
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm thru-axle
Tires:
Maxxis Rekon+ DC/EXO/TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.8in.
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
cross-country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry Chart

Niner

Geometry Chart

 

Air 9 RDO
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
XS 14in 22.6in 23.7in 15.5in 27.1in 3.7in 70o 73o 2.28in 17.1in 42.3in
S 15.5in 23.2in 23.9in 16in 28.5in 4.1in 70o 73o 2.28in 17.1in 42.9in
M 16.5in 24in 24.3in 16.7in 29.3in 4.3in 70o 73o 2.28in 17.1in 43.7in
L 19in 24.8in 24.6in 17.4in 31.3in 4.9in 70o 73o 2.28in 17.1in 44.5in
XL 21in 25.6in 25in 18in 33in 5.7in 70o 73o 2.28in 17.1in 45.3in
120mm 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
XS 14in 22.8in 24in 15in 26.7in 3.7in 69o 72o 2in 17.1in 42.3in
S 15.5in 23.3in 24.2in 15.5in 28.1in 4.1in 69o 72o 2in 17.1in 42.9in
M 16.5in 24.2in 24.6in 16.2in 29in 4.3in 69o 72o 2in 17.1in 43.7in
L 19in 25in 24.9in 16.8in 31in 4.9in 69o 72o 2in 17.1in 44.5in
XL 21in 25.7in 25.3in 17.5in 32.8in 5.7in 69o 72o 2in 17.1in 45.3in

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