Why should I get it?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by HBkites, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    As I was searching for an eccentric BB for my Niner Sir9 I ran across this bike........
    I don't need it.
    I'm not sure I even have a good use for it.
    It is just a great deal (as long as the bike is any good)


    2017 Niner RIP 9 RDO 27.5+ 5-Star. $5400 (before active Juncky discount)


    Help me convince myself not to get it........ Please.
    (for example, top of the line YT Jeffsy cost the same ect.)


     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    YOU...DO...NOT...NEED...IT... :D
     
  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Never mind...
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Go through ActiveJunky and get another 6-8% off.

    Buddy of mine broke one and had reoccurring lower pivot issues.....but t he rode it like he stole it.
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Haha, Sharone. You sound like my wife... It's a very good brand/model...it's an incredible price, so much savings. Do you need it? *chirp chirp*

    Take a few sick days, gas up, and go ride a bike you have somewhere new. With the "surplus" buy some tires, sealant, brake pads, and some good weed or beer. Way better value. Bikes come and go. Experiences are forever. :)
     
  6. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Thanks for the inputs.

    I'm not looking for a new bike!
    I'm not looking for a new bike!
    I'm not looking for a new bike!
    I'm not looking for a new bike!
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    I'm just a sucker for a "sale".
    In reality, this is too much bike for me.
    It is too heavy.
    I'll never use it.
    I don't know how to set up a full suspension bike.
    I'll end up hurting myself going too fast DH.
    I have no more wall room in the garage (4.5 MTBikes).
    The YT is a better fit more me.
    I'm not crazy about Orange (don't hate it, but I don't love it either).





    Back to work.
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Here is why you don’t buy it......

    Niner is really bad at screwing their dealers. Try getting this same deal going into one of the local Niner dealers. They have a tendency to quickly blow out their stock to places like CC/BC and Jenson, leaving the local dealers SOL.

    If you find you don’t like it, don’t use it, the resale value is horrible.
     
  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    At this point in my life, time is a scarcer commodity they money.
    Practically I can buy any bike I want, but I can't find more than 7 hours a week to ride.
    I go on plenty of vacations, but the bikes stay at home on most of them.

    If it all goes according to plan (it never does) in a few years I'll be able to devote more of my time to recreation.
     
  9. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Personally, I have been MORE than happy riding the bottom spec enduro bike, and spending all my spare money on the XC bike. I care about how well my XC bike performs, where as the enduro (which is my everything except XC bike) is just for fun, and I don't care if it is heavy or the suspension isn't top notch, because it is fun.

    And yes, it is fun.

    If you are afraid of getting hurt, long travel might not be for you. The long travel soaks up stuff and really lets you carry serious speed. It is a total thrill, but with more speed comes more pain when it suddenly stops. I can ride nearly the exact same trails on my XC HT and my enduro, but I'm not going stupid fast on the XC bike when I'm doing it.
     
  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Was your buddy's the current generation?

    I think it's a fantastic bike for the price but as @mtnbikej said they're not the greatest when it comes to their dealers and their customers.
     
  11. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Niner is the same company as Huffy now. So it loses all that cool factor now.
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    He had the electric blue frame....cracked it about 6 months later....they warranties it with the white frame. I’m not as up to date on Niner frames, as they are not on my radar.
     
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  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Sounds like the last generation. A buddy of mine has been beating up on a 2017 for a year now and has not had a single problem.
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Got ya, buddy. Yes, time is a scarce commodity. We could be dead next month. :eek::cool:






    Ticking away the moments that make up the dull day
    Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

    Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
    The time is gone, the song is over
    Thought I'd something more to say...
     
  15. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    At your service (because life's too short?):

    The Jeffsy CF Pro goes for a buck under $4,000, so I just saved you a thousand dollars. You can thank me later. And here's what they say..

    "Far out or nothing – JEFFSY® represents our very own definition of trail riding. With gravity DNA, JEFFSY is the most aggressive all-mountain bike on the market, the YT amongst trail bikes, perfect for all those of you who want to ride a tad faster, more aggressive and more creative than everybody else. The frame scores points with a compact silhouette, an undoubtedly gravity-inspired geometry and one of the most aggressive headtube angles to be found on any trail bike today. The low stand over height, distinctive reach, wide riser handlebar and compact chain stays ensure optimal handling. And because we make no compromises, the length of the rear triangle is optimized for each frame size, which helps create a bike that does not handle like a typical 29er. The result is the perfect balance: you climb effortlessly, you fly through corners, and you feel right at home when things get gnarly, hard, and fast."
     
  16. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
  17. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Niner is the same company as Huffy now.
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  18. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Nuff said
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Words of wisdom buried in there!
     
  20. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
  21. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I couldn't say it better myself, and that is the reason they made the big buck$.
     
  22. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Repeat after me, I don't need this bike I don't need this bike....

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    But on the other hand, it IS 40% off!!
     
  23. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    If only it were the Push Edition....
     
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  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    So then it's a $5400 Huffy? :eek:
     
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  25. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Im just not sure how a person could even ride a bike that is not a mixed wheel, American made, aluminum, DVO equipment chassis.
     
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  26. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Buy the YT
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    ...a Niner with 27.5 wheels is just wrong by definition.

    And that Pink Floyd song is spot on. I loved it as a kid and it's still accurate today.
     
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  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You don't need it. Ride the crap out of what you have, and if you break then you might need this one.

    But I'm with Herz...a 27.5 plus on a Niner???? Blasphemy!!
     
  29. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Rode the crap out of my wfo for 2 years. Badass bike. Bought the new rip rdo cuz it fit better. Longer top tube for my looooong body. Been riding it for 6 months now not an issue . Great bikes. I do keep very good care of my stuff though. When I first got it I did grease all the pivots. Oh ya didn't Santa Cruz get bought out by some Chinese company? Just a thought. Mine are all 29rs. I would check the geo on the 27.5s to make sure its not just a slap and go model.
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Pon Holdings....same company as Cervelo.