December 23, 2009
Niner have released images and prices for their new Air 9 Carbon frame – the world’s only 29er carbon frame that can be run as a singlespeed or geared.
UPDATE: We’ve just heard from importers Jungle that the UK RRP on the frame will be £1699, with the first batch due into the UK early in the New Year.
www.jungleproducts.co.uk for dealers and info
Press Release schpiel…
Structurally, this is a full carbon frame that utilises alloy interfaces in critical areas (such as in the headtube bearing journals and bottom bracket). The high modulus carbon in specially designed layers and layup patterns create a light, strong frame and the alloy interfaces allow the precise tolerances that critical component interface areas demand.
Computer designed tubes were run through extensive FEA programming to optimise carbon fibre’s inherent strengths and hit very specific targets for stiffness and strength in all three planes. Key sections such as the downtube and bottom bracket area have received massive structural shaping to increase torsional rigidity and the swooping lines and angles of the Air 9 Carbon are functionally beautiful before they are aesthetically pleasing. All these features help to disperse energy, avoid stress risers and increase the natural damping characteristics of the material.
The Air 9 Carbon features Bio-Centric EBB technology and CYA Bottom Bracket system – the most flexible BB/gearing system available. Run your Niner singlespeed or geared or take advantage of several BB inserts to accommodate your choice of bottom bracket technologies, including the new BB-30 standard.
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