Niner Air 9 Carbon Pricing & Photos – $1899 for frame



Niner Bikes announces Air 9 Carbon Pricing, Releases Complete Bike and Detail Photos

Niner has released pricing and new images of the new Air 9 Carbon frame, Ninerʼs second foray
into carbon fiber: $1899 for the frame. Riders interested in an Air 9 Carbon frame can reserve
theirs with a $500 deposit at their local Niner dealer.

Watch the Mtbr video of the Niner AIR 9 Carbon from Interbike:

Niner Co-founder Steve Domahidy said “Niner bikes and components are all original designs.
Every feature is considered for its value to the rider, whether we are talking about handlebars or
complete framesets. You can see this effort in the Air 9 Carbon – we have considered everything
from bottom bracket standards to versatility to the aesthetic qualities a rider might want from
Ninerʼs flagship product.“

Additionally, Niner has released a new set of Air 9 Carbon photos. These images give people
who were not at the trade shows a better look at the individual details of the frame as well as at
complete singlespeed and geared builds on the Air 9 Carbon frame. Anticipated frame delivery is
in late winter 2010.

Air 9 Carbon info and images:

Air 9 Carbon Details:

  • The ultimate, lightweight race frame with Niner’s proven, solid geometry for the best handling
    29er available.

  • The worldʼs only 29er carbon frame that can be run as a single speed or geared.
  • Computer designed tube shapes were run through extensive FEA programming to optimize
    carbon fiberʼs inherent strengths.

  • True monocoque construction with carbon dropouts built into the rear triangle mold.
  • Tapered head tube to increase strength and aid in steering precision, without gaining weight.
  • Cool and functional magnesium head badge routes shifter cables internally and eliminates
    cable rub on the side of the headtube.

  • Internal routing keeps cables clean, neat and shifting perfect and helps singlespeed setups to
    look great.

  • Built in carbon cable guides for the hydraulic disc brake line are clean, light and slick.
  • CYA Bottom Bracket System allows singlespeed or geared drivetrains from multiple
    manufacturers using CYA adaptors.

  • 73mm BB (compatible with Niner BioCentric and CYA adaptors for X-Type, BB90, SRAM
    BB30, or FSA BB30).

  • Post mount rear disc brake is lighter and stronger than a conventional IS mount, eliminates
    the need for adaptors and insures proper brake alignment.

  • 31.6mm seatpost diameter, 400mm length recommended, 34.9 clamp
  • Ti protector plates around BB.
  • Massive clearance on the rear for the largest XC tires.

Niner Bikes is dedicated to passion, commitment, 29ers only.

source: Chris Sugai

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • Zep says:

    So this bike will be available now or in March 2010?

  • Zep says:

    Thks Brian for your respond.

    Hi Zep.

    The first small run will be only medium. There will be a wait no matter what size you are looking for. We have dealer orders for over 500 of the frames already before any have shipped. The response has been great for this new model.

    Contact Lynten at TR Bikes in Singapore for help in getting you on a Niner. He will help you out.

    Take care

    On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 3:27 AM, Zep wrote:

    Hello Brian,

    I’m from Singapore and I’m very interested in your product The Air Nine Carbon. Base on your website it’s available in March 2010.
    May I know in what sizes it’s available by March2010. I’m 1.72metres tall and I think the bike that fits me is Small size. I heard rumours somewhere that your company
    building only Medium sizes for the March2010 release. Is it true? If it’s true than I have to wait even longer?




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