Thursday, December 18, 2008

niner jet 9

the jet is in it's final configuration. i swapped some important stuff out to get it to where i want it. i put on some x lite wheels, xxx lite bars, x lite stem, a thomson post, and an slr saddle. there's a bottle cage on there, but it's tough to even get a small bottle in and out. i'm going to have to learn to use a hydration pack, for sure. there are mounts on the underside of the downtube, but i don't relish the taste of farm animal dung.
i put on my trusty race face turbine cranks. i'm very weird about my chainring choices, so i dug deep and found that ta specialties makes a 29t middle and a 40t big ring for the 94mm bolt circle. i left the little chainring spot open. if i can't climb it using a 29x34, i'll walk.

i swapped on my juicy ultimates. the red touches are a nice match. i've been a fan of twist shifters for a while, but i don't like the size of the XO stuff. the X-7 shifters are the same diameter as the grip, which i prefer.
so there it is. i might refine it as i go along, but it's hard to imagine big changes. i don't think i have immediately fallen in love with a bike like i have this one.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do those brakes retract?

-Neumann

TK said...

yeah, they do! they stop, they retract, they oooooozze coolness.

Krista Park said...

Nice build. How much does it weigh?

TK said...

thanks, Krista. i broke my own pact with myself not to weigh it. i was having so much fun riding it i didn't want to jinx it by knowing what the weight was. but...26lbs, 3oz.

and, after knowing what it weighs, i STILL can't WAIT to ride it! how is that after 20 years of riding mtn bikes?