Niner EMD – Matte Black

Update – 9/1/2016

SOLD – Too many bikes in the quiver, so said adios to this one.

I always liked what EMD stands for – “Eat My Dust”.  I decided it would be good to have one geared bike in the stable, but didn’t want to spend much on it, since I knew it would only be ridden minimally (to tow my daughter in the trailer or on the trail-a-bike or for specific interval training, etc).  The EMD is the cheapest frame in the Niner lineup, but I think it’s a steal.  It’s pretty light, has the tapered head tube, and is nice to look at.  I found this frame in “like new” condition with the Niner RDO fork, and some other nice goodies on eBay for a price I couldn’t pass up.  Throw on a set of Stans wheels and a 1×9 setup, and I’ve got a super fun bike that I’m using more and more as a “geared singlespeed” for training.  Of the nine gears, I rarely use more than 3 and tend to keep it in the harder range.  I keep it heavier than my other bikes, so when I jump on them, especially the A9C, it feels super light and gives me a boost psychologically.

  • Frame: Niner EMD – Matte Black, Size Small, Aluminum
  • Fork (Rigid): Niner RDO Carbon- Nude (tapered steerer, 15mm thru-axle)
  • Crank: Truvativ Stylo OCT 1.1
  • Headset: FSA (integrated)
  • Stem: Rotor S3 – 70mm, 5 degree
  • Bars: Niner RDO Carbon – 710mm, 9 degree sweep
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Wheels Rear: Stan’s Arch 29er
  • Wheel- Front: Stan’s Crest 29er
  • Front Hub: Stans 3.3o – 15mm thru-axle
  • Rear Hub: American Classic 135 QR
  • Chainring: RaceFace 34T
  • Cassette: Sram 11-34T PG990
  • Chain: Sram 991 – 9 speed
  • Shifter: Sram X9
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram X9 (short cage)
  • Tires: WTB Bronson 2.2 (tubeless with Stans sealant)
  • Grips: Ergon GS2
  • Saddle: WTB Valcon
  • Seatpost: Niner RDO 31.6 x 400
  • Seatpost Collar: Niner
  • Skewer (Front): Rockshox 15mm thru-axle
  • Skewer (Rear): Generic from my parts bin
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3

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