MODEL: HYDROFORMED Scandium ALUMINUM Frame
If their was any mountain bike model out there to truly receive a historical nomenclature, Niner’s tried and true, and time tested AIR 9 hardtail 29er mountain bike has been a huge ever evolving force with converting those 26er lovers into 29ers over the course of the past seven solid years now. Though they have opted to refine it once again for the 2014 season with a stout, hydro formed aluminum tube set, which now comes to the plate alive and swinging with a whole lot better bump compliance for the rear triangle, to further aid with reducing unnecessary fatigue on longer ride days. Engineers opted to dial the ride characteristics in at the same time as well, adding some extra strength where it was needed along with improving the overall feel with their tube shaping techniques and methods. At the same time they applied all the modern amenities like a tapered head tube that stiffened up the front end, which resulted with an increase of steering precision to carve corners harder on the single track or to rip down a trail descent with aplomb. The other items that changed from the prior years Air 9 model, is a new press fit BB30 bottom bracket, and they opted to do away with their own CVS Bottom Bracket style they were previously using, which is great because it not only provides additional savings with weight but also allows you to use your standard Bottom Bracket tools without having to buy yet another set. Witness the future of aluminum mountain bikes here, all hopped up big time. Simply a marvelous ride at a great deal to save your wallet from sticker fright we must say.
Key Materials: Include an Air 9 custom designed hydroformed alloy tube set, with their very own, world renown, tried and true 29er specific geometry
Complete Weight : weighing in at a modest 3.4 lbs. (for the size medium)
Four Total Sizes Available: Now in the female friendly size of Small, all the women out there must rejoice. While their existing past years sizes of Medium, Large, and the biggest being X-Large.
Three different Colors: Tamale/raw with cool graphics, White and then Moondust with licorice anodizing.
Suggested Retail $849.99