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Niner EMD 9 Frame 2012

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The EMD 9 (Eat My Dust) might be the most affordable 29r frame available, but that doesn't mean it's not a proven high tech product. Niner started with a clean slate, choosing 7005 tubing then adding the same s-bend curves as the Air 9. This simple yet elegant design feature allows for some vertical rear wheel compliance, while maintaining drive train rigidity and efficiency. In other words it's supple and fast! To complete the frame it is then finished with same level of detail you have come to expect from Niner, including the stainless steel head badge. The head tube is reamed and faced, the bottom bracket chased and the disc tabs faced. Niner poured their heart and soul into this frame, as much as any other, and created a fun, fast and comfortable ride just for you.

  • 73mm threaded BB width
  • 31.6mm seat post size
  • 34.9mm front derailleur, high mount, top pull (not included)
  • 34.9mm seat collar size
  • Taper head tube with "inset or zero stack" style headset, 44mm upper, 56mm lower (headset not included)
  • small frame has one bottle mount inside the front triangle, medium, large, and XL have two bottle mounts inside the front triangle
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger
  • 135mm QR rear spacing
  • Can fit up to a 2.4" tire
  • Compatible with standard 3x chainrings

 

Extra Small

Small

Medium

Large

Extra Large

Top Tube Length

22.6

23.2

23.9

24.6

25.4

Seat Tube Length

14

15.5

16.5

19

21

Chainstay Length

17.3

17.3

17.3

17.3

17.3

Wheelbase

42.2

42.9

43.1

43.9

44.6

Head Tube Angle

70

70

71.0

71.0

71.0

Standover

27.1

28.5

29.3

31.3

33

Measurements given in inches with a 100mm fork

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Niner EMD9 29Er Frame
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Just like the Air9 but much cheaper

    By KTP

    from San Marcos, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Niner EMD9 29Er Frame:

      Great bike and you dont have to fork over a pretty penny for the Air9. There are a few little things that make it not as good as the Air9 but for the amount you save I think it is worth it. It also looks great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I was surprised by the quality of ride

      By Matthew in the Evergreen State.

      from Puyallup, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Cost
      • Durable
      • Good Geo
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Niner EMD9 29Er Frame:

      This product over exceeded any expectations I had. I just bought a Trek AL100. The EMD got mostly used parts from a 2007 Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe. I think I'm enjoying the Niner slightly more than my new ride! Don't tell the wife. The geometry of the EMD frame is fantastic and The Reba front shock is a nice match. I mostly ride x-country to some downhill here in WA state and tend to be hard on my bikes being a big guy. The Niner EMD appears to handle the abuse 2-3 times a week.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Frame for a great price

      By Todd

      from Birmingham,AL

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Racing
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Niner EMD9 29Er Frame:

        I was on the fence for the AIR or the EMD, Chose the EMD just as a cost factor. I notice a difference in the rear coming from a 12x142 rear through axle on my Epic, but the geometry is so good on this bike (seems to be everyone's view of Niner geo) and I'm really pleased with the way it feels climbing, really solid. To me, it feels like a combo of two bikes I have really liked - slack head tube with a bit more upright seat tube. Using a Thomson lay back, it get a nice kill on the vibes in the trail. It responds really well on the acceleration out of corners. I had some really nice, light XO stuff, Arch wheels etc to go on this bike, so the final build is right in the 24 lb range with pedals. I was really trying to figure out my Leadville bike. This will be it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet frame at a sweet price!

        By Rebound

        from Canton, OH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Niner EMD9 29Er Frame:

          Such a great frame at a great price. I can't wait to build it up and ride.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Such a Great Frame!!!

          By Chris

          from Japan

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Niner EMD9 29Er Frame:

            This is a great frame. It has a great sense of balance to it and is very durable. I ride it on the road and through some trails and it just feels like it fits everywhere!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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