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Niner AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star XT 2x
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Niner AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star XT 2x


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2016 Niner AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star XT 2x

The stable and successful middle child in Niner’s AIR 9 family, the AIR 9 Carbon delivers race-bred speed and handling while leaving some cash in your pocket to buy dinner for the friends you embarrassed on race day. Using a slightly simpler carbon layup and material, the AIR 9 Carbon benefits from the same extensive refinement and testing that went into the AIR 9 RDO. The result is a slight difference in weight but the same fast, responsive ride you expect from Niner. The rigid sides of the down and top tubes maximize torsional stiffness, while the flat sections on each tube act as leaf springs for a buttery-smooth ride. Combine these elements with Niner’s proven 29er geometry, and you have a race machine that’s ready for the abuse of everyday riding.

The AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star delivers pro-level function at a price that leaves money for your race entry fees. RockShox keeps your front end locked on your line with 120mm of course-taming travel thanks to a Reba RL Solo Air fork. That extra control makes room for more consistent power transfer, which is deftly handled by Shimano’s XT 2 x 11-speed drivetrain, offering a vast range of gears to efficiently climb, descend, and scorch the flats of any trail. This drivetrain is paired with a set of XT brakes and Ice-Tech pads and rotors for precise, controlled braking you can count on to skirt tire lockup and carry as much speed as possible. Give your inner champion the tools to take the win on the AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star.

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    Specification Description
    Frame AIR 9 Carbon, 142 x 12mm through-axle
    Fork RockShox Reba RL Solo Air 120mm-travel, 110 x 15mm through-axle
    Rims/Wheels Niner Alloy
    Hubs see Rims/Wheels
    Spokes see Rims/Wheels
    Tires Maxxis Ikon SC, Front: 29 x 2.35, Rear 29 x 2.20
    Crankset Shimano XT
    Chainrings 32T
    Front Derailleur Shimano XT M8000 11-speed
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano XT, 11-speed: 11-42
    Shifters Shimano XT I-Spec II
    Handlebars Niner Flat Top, carbon
    Tape/Grips Niner Grrrips
    Stem Niner, aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano XT M8000
    Brakes Shimano XT M8000 180/160mm Ice-Tech rotors
    Saddle Niner Custom, chromoly rails
    Seat Post Niner carbon, 400mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Gunmetal/Niner Green / Small 00036221602242 03-622-16-02-24
    Gunmetal/Niner Green / Medium 00036221603249 03-622-16-03-24
    Gunmetal/Niner Green / Large 00036221604246 03-622-16-04-24
    Gunmetal/Niner Green / X-Large 00036221605243 03-622-16-05-24
    Arctic White/Licorice / Small 00036221606240 03-622-16-06-24
    Arctic White/Licorice / Medium 00036221602303 03-622-16-02-30
    Arctic White/Licorice / Large 00036221603300 03-622-16-03-30
    Arctic White/Licorice / X-Large 00036221604307 03-622-16-04-30
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