Niner News June


You asked, we listened. Now available – a sleek, stealthy version of the Air 9 Carbon – for those of you that like to fly under the radar. Carbon texture meets our classic black licorice paint in a bike that would make Darth Vader jealous. See your Niner Dealer to order.

Niner is stoked to announce availability of new Niner / Stan’s / Ergon racing kit in the Niner Store. Made in the USA by Louis Garneau, this clothing features all the details you want for long (stylish) hours on the bike: high quality fabrics, great chamois, flatlock seams and more. As you can see in the lovely pics of Fuzzy and Rebecca above, these clothes fit beautifully, and look great!

Both men’s jersey and bibs and women’s jersey and bibs options are available, as well as unisex long sleeve jersey, knickers, arm warmers, waterproof jackets and windproof vests.

Quantities are limited, get it while we have it!

Coupon code is good for 10% off retail in the Niner store, through June 8, while supplies last. Excludes carbon forks.

As those of you who follow our events calendar on Facebook might have seen, it has been a busy month of demos, festivals and races. In addition to the Garda Festival in Italy and the Fruita Fat Tire Festival in Colorado, Chris, Mike, Donna and Brian made their way to the Dirt Rag Dirtfest this past weekend, for 3 days of bikes, music and great rides around Raystown Lake, PA. With the East Coast demo fleet on hand, they had a great time meeting current and new Niner riders! We are definitely going back next year! Check the video by Vertical Sandbox for some reactions from test riders, see if you can spot Chris in there wrenching:

Niner at DirtFest ’11

Vertical Sandbox also made a second video for us, of the Niner / Stan’s/ Ergon women’s team out shredding the trails around Richmond, VA. Check out Rebecca and Donna making tracks on the Air 9 Carbon!

Niner / Stans / Ergon Women’s Team Daydream

For this month’s tech feature, we are going to keep it simple. Fuzzy took some time out while traveling to demo events and made a video based on his experience with the Air 9 Carbon cable routing. After personally assembling dozens of Air 9 Carbon frames, he has developed some tips and tricks to make process fast and easy. Check it out and view our entire collection of videos on our Niner YouTube Page!

Air 9 Carbon Cable Installation

Niner Staff Introductions!

We have a great crew of people who work to bring Niner Bikes to the world, and as a part of expanding the Niner community, we thought we would start making some introductions:

Introducing Kenny Gensel, our financial controller!

Kenny grew up in the Longview, WA, under the shadow of Mount St. Helens. After college, he relocated to sunny Southern California, and began his love affair with cycling in the foothills surrounding San Diego. Before coming to Niner, Kenny had a foray into the world of Ski-Bikes, which is how he got hooked on jumping. Currently, his favorite trail is Sweetwater Reservoir in San Diego, and his W.F.O. 9 is destined to see a lot of miles on that trail and many others in SoCal.

When asked about his favorite ride, Kenny speak about the great people you meet in the San Diego area “One of my favorite rides was with a Marine who had received the Navy Cross for heroism in Iraq. An incredibly polite gentleman, he was very grateful for all the gear I loaned him to ride [he was preparing for his first 24hr solo]. On one techy switchback section, he failed to unclip and laid it down. We laughed together and rode off. About 1/4 mile down the track, he asked to stop. He apologized, but said he had to return to do the section again. It was clear he would not leave until he cleared it. Which he did. After riding he played with my kids after breakfast – an impressive guy all around.”

Finally, we asked Kenny for his best bike tip, and he said “Bring enough tools and supplies for your friends, too.” We have a feeling that there is a story in there, somewhere…

Niner Featured Dealers


The Angry Catfish Bicycle & Coffee Bar is one of our newest Niner Demo Dealers. Located in South Minneapolis, in the Standish Ericsson neighborhood, this is the place to go when you need to feed both your bike and coffee addictions.

While you sip your espresso from the Synesso machine, browse the shop’s collection of great bikes, including their Niner demo fleet. Josh, the owner of the Angry Catfish, is a big supporter of 29ers, and says that there is nothing better for ripping around on the local trails than a hardtail with big wheels.

For those of you in the area who want to try your own version of 29er heaven, don’t hesitate to head down to the Angry catfish to try a Niner hardtail in your size:

S.I.R. 9 – Medium
E.M.D. 9 – Small, Large, X-Large

4208 28th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 5540


For those of you in the Boise area, Meridian Cycles should be your next stop. At 4 years old, Paul & Krista’s shop is growing quickly and is a staunch supporter of the 29er wheel. Paul has been riding 29ers for over 10 years, and currently has a Raw Jet 9 setup as his bike of choice – the rally-worthy singletrack around Boise really works well on a bike that can hold speed like a Niner can.

Folks interested in a Niner for the over 50 miles of singletrack within riding distance from downtown Boise should definitely check out the demo fleet at Meridian – they have a full size run of demo bikes for helping you to dial in your fit.

E.M.D. 9 – Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
Jet 9 – Medium
R.I.P. 9 – Medium

830 N Main St Meridian, Idaho 83642

It is a dream come true to spend our days riding, testing and imagining what new things we can bring to you to enjoy your ride even more. Thanks for being a part of the Niner community.

Thanks from the Niner Bikes Crew!

Source: Niner Bikes

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