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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Niner WFO 9 Medium
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX 5.0 Air Factory Kashima
Fork Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 29 140 RLC Fit Fork Mod. to 150mm
Headset FSA ZS Tapered
Handlebar Race Face SIXC DH Handlebar 780mm
Stem Race Face Atlas 50mm
Grips ESI Chunky
Brakes Shimano XTR Trail 180mmF/160mmR
Brake Levers Shimano XTR Trail
Shifters Shimano XTR 10sp Rear
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Chainguide Gamut P20 Chainguide
Cranks Race Face SIXC
Chainrings / Sprocket Other Niner Single Speedring 32T
Bottom Bracket Race Face Team XC External BB 73mm
Chain Shimano XTR
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XTR 11-36T
Pedals Twenty6 Prerunner Ti Spindles
Front Rim Other Cheap Chinese Carbon 36h
Rear Rim Other Cheap Chinese Carbon 36h
Hubs Hope Pro II 15mmF/142mmR
Spokes DT Swiss Competition 14/15ga
Front Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Trail Star
Rear Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Pace Star
Saddle Other Race Face Atlas I-Beam
Seatpost Race Face Atlas 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Other Niner
General Info
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 31 lb 0 oz (14061 g)
Additional Info Has become my default park bike and worked great at the CFF Enduro at Winter Park. Rode it back-to-back with my TR250 for 8 days at Whistler this summer. Both bikes killed it everywhere with no clear advantages on either rig. I have to give the edge to the WFO 9 because it's 6lbs lighter and that was a big deal when I was tired.
  • mnebraska

    12/15/2012 8:43 AM

    do you have a link to where you can buy those rims?

  • JMHV

    12/15/2012 4:30 PM - see also the mammoth thread on MTBR in the 29er Components forum titled Cheap Chinese Carbon rims.
  • Tracer29er

    12/14/2012 4:16 PM

    How did you modify your FOX?? I was also at the CFF, on the Orange Intense Tracer 29er...and that seems like a interesting thing to do. I work at a shop and am very familiar with the insides of my 34. Also I would like to get a DHX air for WP and do you like that shock. Thanks Ben

  • JMHV

    12/15/2012 4:29 PM

    There is a thread on MTBR about the mod to the Float, check your air shaft and see if there's another hole drilled 10mm beneath the roll pin holding the air piston on. There is a chance that the extra extension will mess with your damper. You will know if it's an issue because you will lose rebound damping. If it doesn't happen during a parking lot "bounce up and down" ride, you're likely golden. If not, just open up, throw a 3-5-7mm spacer above the thing you moved and you will still be around 145mm and it will be fine again.

    The DHX Air works well on this bike, but I have ridden other bikes with the same shock that felt bad. I would see if you can internet-sleuth some info from other owners who've tried it. I really like the massive range of adjustability. The DHX Air has a bad reputation but I bet that most folks just gave up on getting it set up correctly for their bikes.

  • Triber66

    12/13/2012 7:32 PM

    I demoed one of these this summer I'm a 26er aficionado, but this is one sick fun bike regardless of wheel size!

  • Pip3r

    12/13/2012 12:48 PM

    Where yo you get those trick little cable clips?! That sure beats electrical taping them together

  • JMHV

    12/13/2012 12:53 PM

    You get two or three of them with a Reverb. Check your local shop, they might have a few.

  • mp

    12/13/2012 11:32 AM

    I want to see more of that back yard please... the little bit I see there looks very cool!

  • sspomer

    12/13/2012 3:48 PM

    agreed, moar back yarrrd! (say like a pirate)

  • mojojojoaf

    12/13/2012 3:58 PM

    This guy had some more pics somewhere- he is up in SLC or Park City Utah. Yup I just checked his profile same guy. Built a nice flow track in and around his garden. Now back to the bike- very nice ride, not a 29r fan but that looks sweet.

  • JohnnyBoy

    12/13/2012 10:06 AM

    How are the rims holding up for you?

  • JMHV

    12/13/2012 10:15 AM

    They're awesome. They survived all kinds of abuse until I finally nailed the bead hook during the WP enduro. Cracked the bead hook and part way through the rim. Still riding it but I have another on the way. Even with hitting the rim hard enough to crack it, it never lost air (tubeless) and I have never had to true them in 8 months. So they're not indestructible, but they aren't super expensive either for all the benefits they provide (super stiff, light, wide, easy tubeless)

  • pau668

    12/13/2012 8:21 AM

    compliments for the bike, with an adjustable seatpost it's perfect!

  • sspomer

    12/13/2012 7:02 AM

    Bike of the Day 12-13-12!

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