2016 Niner RIP 9 2012 Santa Cruz Nickel 2010 Access 9r
Description Since the market appeared to be abandoning the 26er platform, it seemed like I should move to a bigger wheel while there was still value in my Santa Cruz. So when I saw this Niner frame on sale, I jumped on it in July 2016. In 2012 I decided to move to a full suspension mountain bike. I was able to find a Nickel frame on close out, since they are discontinuing this model. I wanted to try big wheels, and saw this frame at a killer price, so I jumped on this frame in May 2010. I have gotten used to always ordering the biggest size available for frames, so I ordered the 22". When it arrived I discovered that it was too big, so I had to send it back and get a 20".
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Geometry Frame Size: XL
Seat Tube (center to top): 559mm
Effective Top Tube: 645mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5 degrees
Head Tube Angle: 69.5 degrees
Head Tube Length: 145mm
Wheelbase: 1177mm
Chainstay Length: 455mm
BB Drop: 22mm
Stack: 653mm
Reach: 439mm
Frame Size: XL
Seat Tube (center to top): 520.7mm
Effective Top Tube: 635mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5 degrees
Head Tube Angle: 68 degrees
Head Tube Length: 139.7mm
Wheelbase: 1155.7mm
Chainstay Length: 424.18mm
Stack: 594.36mm
Reach: 447mm
Frame Size: 21"
Seat Tube (center to top): 533.4mm
Effective Top Tube: 630mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5 degrees
Head Tube Angle: 71 degrees
Head Tube Length: 140mm
Wheelbase: 1117.7mm
Chainstay Length: 455mm
BB Drop: 60mm
Weight ?? lbs 28.85 lbs ?? lbs
Frame Hydroformed aluminum Hydroformed aluminum Hydroformed aluminum
Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch RT HV Fast Black - 7.875 x 2.0 - 125mm travel Fox Float RL, 125mm travel N/A
Fork 2015 Rockshox Pike RCT3 - 150mm Dual Travel - Tapered Steerer 2012 Fox Float 130 RLT - Tapered Headtube 2014 Rock Shox Reba RLT 100mm - 1.125 Steerer
Headset Cane Creek 40 - ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40 Cane Creek 40 - ZS44/28.6 EC49/40 Necco
Stem Easton Havoc - 65mm, 0 degree Syncros FL - 90mm, 6 degree Chromag Ranger - pewter, 80mm, 0 degrees
Handlebars Ibis Hi-Fi Carbon
760mm, 20mm rise, 5 deg up, 9 deg back
Easton EC70 Answer ProTaper AM Carbon
720mm, 25mm rise, 4 deg up, 8 deg back
Grips Oury ODI Lock On - Black Easton - 32mm Black Chromag Squarewave XL
Brakes Shimano Zee M640 Shimano Zee M640 Shimano XT M785
Rotors Shimano RT99, CenterLock 203mm/180mm Shimano RT98, CenterLock 203mm/203mm Shimano RT99, CenterLock 203mm/180mm
Crankset Shimano XT 8000 - 175mm, 30t Absolute Black Oval Truvativ X9 - 175mm, 36t x 22t Shimano XT 8000 - 175mm, 30t Absolute Black Oval
Bottom Bracket Chris King Threadset - blue GXP Chris King MTN - black
Pedals Shimano XT PD-M8020 Trail SPD ??? Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race SPD
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed Front: Shimano XTR M980, i-Spec B
Rear: Shimano Saint M820, 10-speed i-Spec B
Shimano XTR M9000, 11-speed
Front Derailleur N/A Shimano XTR M985, double N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle - Black Shimano XT M786 - Mid-cage Shimano XT M8000 - Mid-cage
Chain SRAM PC-XX1 - 12-speed KMC X10 EL - 10 speed sliver SRAM PC-XX1 - 11-speed
Cassette SRAM Eagle - 10/50 Shimano XT 771 - 11/36 SRAM XG-1199 - 10/42
Wheels DT Swiss 350/Easton Arc 27 32/32 Shimano XTR WH-988 Trail Wheelset, QR/15mm DT Swiss 350/Easton Arc 27 32/32
Quick Releases Rockshox 15mm front / Niner 12mm rear Fox 15mm front, Shimano XTR rear Salsa Suspension
Tires Front: Maxxis Ardent EXO Dual Compound TR - 29 x 2.4
Rear: Maxxis Ikon 3C/EXO/TR 29 x 2.35
Front: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Evolution PSC - 26 x 2.35
Rear: Hutchinson Python NG UST Light - 26 x 2.0
Front: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Evo- 29 x 2.35
Rear: Schwalbe Rock Razor Pacestar - 29 x 2.35
Tubes N/A N/A N/A
Seatpost Rockshox Reverb, 125mm, 30.9 mm
Right Side MMX Remote mounted under bar on left
Enve 1-bolt - 30.9mm Fox Transfer Performance - External, 150mm, 31.6mm
Wolf Tooth ReMote Lever
Seatpost Clamp Niner - 35mm Santa Cruz - 35mm Campagnolo 35mm
Saddle Specialized Phenom, Cromo Rails, Black, 143mm Fizik Antares - Carbon Rails, Black Specialized Phenom, Cromo Rails, Black, 143mm
Computer Garmin 1000, black K-Edge XL mount Garmin 1000, black K-Edge XL mount Garmin 1000, black K-Edge XL mount
Bottle Cages Arundel Dave-O None Arundel Mandible - Matte Carbon