After what might have been the most drawn-out bike build in the history of bike builds, I finally finished building up my new Niner One9 singlespeed. Quite a while back I sold my Salsa La Cruz to fund this project but our weather just wasn't inspiring me to get this thing built up. A recovery week provided the perfect bike building window.
I really like the way my Niner Air9 fits and rides so when I decided to build a singlespeed it was no-brainer to buy the One9 which has the exact same geometry. Plus, the scandium Niner hardtails are reasonably priced compared to the new carbon offerings so it didn't sting too bad.
The Build - 22lbs
Niner One9 Frame - Large, Raw finish
Fox F29 Fit RLC with Remote Lockout & 15mm Quick Release*
Stans 355 Rims laced to DT 240 Hubs
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost & Thomson stem
Edge Composites Mountain Sweep Flat Bar - 700mm
Ergon GR2 Carbon grips
King headset & bottom bracket
XTR M970 crankset with Blackspire 32T ring
Magura Marta SL Mag brakes with Jagwire housing for a little extra bling
Schwalbe Racing Ralphs with Snake Skin sidewalls
*I find it interesting that Fox only offers the F29 with a remote lockout on a fork with a 15mm axle given that a remote lockout is a "racer" feature. The 15mm axle adds weight to the fork and I personally haven't felt as if I needed it.
I am a singlespeed noob so I have no idea where I should have placed the EBB. I also not sure how tight the chain should be so I took a guess and pedaled around the driveway...the chain stayed on so that is a good start. :)