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Niner AIR 9 - 2 Star SRAM SX Eagle - 2022

Niner AIR 9 - 2 Star SRAM SX Eagle - 2022

Niner AIR 9 - 2 Star SRAM SX Eagle - 2022

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To AIR 9 is human
An aluminum hardtail with the DNA of a trail bike

If a cross-country race bike met a rugged trail bike in the woods, their love child might look a lot like Niner's AIR 9 aluminum hardtail. This bike blends the agility and efficiency of a pedal-friendly XC bike with the versatility, toughness and capability of a rowdy trail rig.

Hit the trail on Niner's 2-Star SRAM SX build kit, without a hit to your wallet. Thanks to SRAM’s outstanding SX Eagle drivetrain, they can bring every ounce of AIR 9 performance to an affordable price level.

DURABLE, AFFORDABLE, ALUMINUM

    RIDER TYPE: Cross Country, Trail
    MAX WHEEL SIZE: 29er
    SIZE RANGE: XS, S, M, L, XL

    COLORS: Silver/Baja Blue

    • Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Rail suspension fork, 120mm
    • Race Face bar and stem
    • SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain

    Run it geared. Run it singlespeed. Comfortable enough for all day riding and quick enough to pin it at the races, the new AIR 9 handles what you throw at it. Genetically engineered? Maybe not. But it sure is fun to ride.

    - FEATURES -

    Versatility x durability = maximum fun factor

    Let's face it. The AIR 9, Niner's lightweight aluminum hardtail, has always been capable. So how do you make capable even better? For one thing, Niner keeps the excellent qualities of their tried and true, hydroformed aluminum. Lightweight and snappy, poppy and peppy, the AIR 9 has plenty of stiffness to get you up to speed when you stomp on the pedals.

    Next, apply their [R]evolution geometry which puts the rider in the sweet, balanced spot on the bike and the ride experience goes up, way up. Then, add Boost 148 spacing because tire and wheel options are a good thing. Top it off with internal routing for a dropper post and you've made one capable bike even more capable.

    Not just any old aluminum

    This modern metal alloy is tried and true. Niner has been working with aluminum and other alloys for more than a decade, and they are proud of their know-how. The resulting hydroformed AIR 9 frame makes the most of the material properties to blend stiffness and comfort in a durable package.

    Fitted with a 120mm fork and with room for oversized, 29x2.4” (or 27.5x3.0”) tires, this bike is fit for any trail. It’s optimized for modern trail riding, long days in the saddle, and all-around good times.

    “Trail country” geometry

    Blurring the lines between modern trail bike geometry and traditional cross-country geometry, the AIR 9 occupies a niche we lovingly call “trail country.” If you’re doing a combination of long pedaling rides, stiff climbs, extended descents, and spicy technical sections, you’ll love what Niner's done here. “Trail country” geometry translates to modern trail manners when you need them most, with no sacrifice of efficiency or agility

    The roomy cockpit has a comfortable reach for short stem lengths, giving you quick handling and plenty of maneuverability to blast through rock gardens and cut hard corners. The steep 74-degree seat angle gets you centered over the BB for climbing and pairs nicely with the short 430mm chainstay length for supreme pedaling efficiency. And of course, the slack, 68-degree head tube angle and long wheelbase contribute stability and self-confidence when you’re dropping into the steepest lines.

    - NINER TECHNOLOGY -

    • TIRE CLEARANCE
      Need room to roam? Niner has it. The AIR 9 has clearance to run your choice of 29er or 27.5+ wheels and tires.

    • BIOCENTRIC 30
      Do you yearn for simplicity? Niner's patented BioCentric bottom bracket system gives you the freedom to easily go single-speed or geared.

    • PROTECTION WHERE YOU NEED IT
      Factory-installed, integrated frame protection to keep your ride safe from harm, even when you’re in over your head.

    • HYDROFORMED ALUMINUM FRAME
      Welded, hydroformed aluminum yields a strong, lightweight frame with tube shapes for optimized ride quality. 

    • LIFETIME WARRANTY
      Niner has you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, search out a gravel road you’ve always wanted to explore.

    - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -

    Frame

    NINER HYDROFORMED AND WELDED 6061-T6 ALUMINUM



    Fork

    MARZOCCHI BOMBER Z2 RAIL, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET

    Rear suspension travel

    N/A

    Tubes/Sealant

    STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)

    Maximum front suspension

    120MM

    Front wheel

    NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 110X15MM

    Shock size

    N/A

    Rear wheel

    NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 148X12MM

    Shock Mounting Hardware

    N/A

    Front Tire

    SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.6

    Suggested Shock Sag

    N/A

    Rear Tire

    SCHWALBE  NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35

    Seatpost Size

    30.9

    Brakes

    SRAM LEVEL

    Sear Collar Size

    34.9

    Brake Levers

    SRAM LEVEL

    Cable Routing

    EXTERNAL

    Brake rotors

    180/160MM SRAM G2CS ROTORS

    Front derailleur

    34.9 SIDE SWING, FRONT PULL

    Chain

    SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP

    Headset size

    1.125" X 1.5" TAPERED INTEGRATED (CAMPY STYLE) HEAD TUBE, HEADSET INCLUDED, CANE CREEK DESCRIPTION: IS42/28.6|IS52/40

    Front shifter

    N/A

    Pivot bearing specs

    N/A

    Rear shifter

    SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP

    Chainring compatibility

    COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD 1X, 2X AND 3X SYSTEMS

    Front derailleur

    N/A

    Maximum chainring size

    1X MAX CHAIN RING SIZE: 34T - BOOST CHAINRING RECOMMENDED

    Rear derailleur

    SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP

    Q-factor

    168MM

    Cassette

    SRAM PG1210 11-50T

    ISCQ compatibility

    NO

    Crankset

    SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T (XS/S/M/L - 170MM, XL - 175MM)

    Bottom bracket type

    73MM PF30 BB SHELL (ADAPTERS REQUIRED FOR BSA TYPE BBS)

    Bottom bracket

    SRAM DUB PF30

    Biocentric compatible?

    COMPATIBLE WITH BIOCENTIRC 30 BB

    Saddle

    NINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC

    Brake mount type

    POST MOUNT

    Seatpost

    NINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC

    Maximum rear rotor size

    180MM

    Handlebar

    RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP

    Rear wheel spacing

    BOOST 148MM

    Stem

    RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMP

    Rear wheel through axle spec

    Headset

    NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40

    Front wheel axle spacing

    BOOST 110MM

    Grips

    NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON SOFT COMPOUND

    Front wheel through axle spec


    Approximate weight


    Max tire size

    29X2.4 OR 27.5X3.0 TIRE (TIRE SIZES VARY BY BRAND, SOME MAY NOT FIT)

    - NINER GEOMETRY -

    XS SM MD LG XL
    Top Tube Length 570 585 603 627 652
    Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68° 68° 68°
    Head Tube Length 100 100 110 125 145
    Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
    Seat Tube Length 356 394 419 483 533
    Bottom Bracket Drop 52 52 52 52 52
    Chainstay Length Actual 430 430 430 430 430
    Horizontal Chainstay 427 427 427 427 427
    Front Center 678 693 711 737 764
    Wheelbase 1102 1117 1136 1162 1189
    Standover 698 729 748 800 841
    Reach 395 410 425 445 465
    Stack 610 610 620 634 652

    - BIKE SIZING -

    Looking for the perfect size? Check out our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form and one of our experts will help you out!

    For riders who fall between sizes, Niner recommends sizing down for a more maneuverable ride or sizing up for more stability.

    Rider Height Frame Size
    5'0" to 5'5" XS
    5'3" to 5'9" S
    5'8" to 6'0" M
    5'11" to 6'3" L
    6'3" to 6'7" XL

    - WARRANTY -

    We're an authorized Niner dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Niner's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a lifetime frame warranty.  For full details, click here.

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