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Niner AIR 9 CARBON - 1-Star - Deore

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Description

Niner AIR 9 Carbon XC

  • Reach for the stars with the Air 9 Carbon. All the advantages of the Air 9 family at a down to earth price.
  • The new AIR 9 Carbon benefits from the same decade of refinement and testing as does the Air 9 RDO, while fitting into a privateer friendly budget. Riders benefit from the same experience with only a small difference in weight.
  • Niner Carbon
  • The AIR 9 CARBON features the same sleek carbon frame design as the Air 9 RDO with a slightly simpler layup and material choice. Riders benefit from 10 years of hardtail development, engineering, process improvement and testing at a privateer friendly budget. In this newest version, you’ll find increased strength and durability along with the addition of a rear maxle for better descending and cornering.
Design:
  • The shapes of our Air 9 Carbon frame are heavily influenced by our long history in carbon fiber race frame design – in particular by our experience in building light, strong hardtails with velvet-smooth off road ride-quality. The rigid sides of our signature downtube and top tube shapes maximize torsional stiffness, with buttery smooth ride quality achieved via the flat sections on each tube, which act like leaf springs. Chainstay and seatstay shaping also benefits from our years of hardtail expertise – designed for ride quality via a carbon layup that also meets the most rigorous standards for mountain bike safety.
Performance Geometry:
  • Niner’s hardtail racing geometry is one that has garnered multiple national championships via the original Scandium Air 9, a Singlespeed World Championship via the Air 9 Carbon and World Cup podiums and national series race wins via the Air 9 RDO. Though time tested, Niner’s geometry has not remained stagnant - it has seen continual refinements to account for new technologies and to accommodate new fork travel lengths, while still meeting EN Safety standards for increased forces. The new Air 9 Carbon can safely accommodate forks with up to 120mm of travel, while maintaining the stable, precise steering and handling that lets your relax, be confident and focus on being fast.

Features

  • Niner Carbon for stiffness, strength and ride quality
  • Now featuring 142 x 12 spacing
  • With Niner’s RDO Carbon fork, is an ultralight integrated off road racing system
  • Niner’s World Cup tested racing geometry
  • Tapered head tube for front end stiffness, strength and steering precision
  • Low profile disc brake mount
  • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
  • Clearance for 2.4 tire
  • Improved cable routing is Di2 ready and side swing front derailleur compatible
  • New lighter Niner headbadge
  • Compatible with standard 3x chainring systems
  • SRAM recommended 2x chainrings: 26/39 or lower
  • SRAM XX1 recommended max chainring: 32T Q-Factor: 168mm
  • SHIMANO XT recommended 2x chainrings: 28/40 or lower
  • SHIMANO XTR FC M9000 series recommended 2x chainrings: 28/38 or lower. XTR FC M980 series 2x chainrings not recommended
  • C5 Carbon warranty – 5 years
  • Included: Frame, headset, YAWYD, and seat collar


Specifications

These introductory builds are lovingly curated to deliver the most bang for the starter buck. The 1-Star Build is a popular choice for high school racing and great for a first Niner because it's riding, not frills, that ignites passion for the trail.

  • FRAME: AIR 9 CARBON – GUNMETAL/NINER GREEN or ARCTIC WHITE/LICORICE
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX REBA RL SOLO AIR, 120MM, 110X15MM
  • Wheels: NINER ALLOY, 110X15MM FRONT, 142 X 12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
  • Tires: MAXXIS IKON SC 2.35 F, 2.20 R
  • Brakes & Rotors : SHIMANO M445 WITH 180/160MM ROTORS
  • Brake Levers: SHIMANO M445
  • R/ Shifter: SHIMANO DEORE M610 10SP
  • F/ Shifter: SHIMANO DEORE M610 2/3SP
  • R / Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE M615 GS 10SP SHADOW PLUS
  • F / Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE M610 10SP
  • Cassette: SHIMANO HG50 10SP 11-36T
  • Chain: SHIMANO HG54 10SP
  • Crank Set: SHIMANO DEORE M617 36X22T
  • Bottom Bracket: SHIMANO BB52
  • Saddle: NINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, NINER GRAPHIC
  • Seat Post: NINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHIC
  • Handlebar: NINER FLAT TOP ALLOY, 710MM, NINER GRAPHIC
  • Stem: NINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHIC
  • Grips: NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON