I've seen a used Niner MCR frame in my size. I'm out of touch with pricing. It's in the US so I'd need to factor in postage etc. What's a reasonable price for one?
What price to pay for a Niner MCR frame?
Tea time bump.
Well, they were a bit cheaper than a SIR.9 when new.
And they stopped making them when the new SIR.9 came out a year or so back.
I'd say if it's in good condition I'd look to pay no more than £250.
I bet your looking at >£50 shipping. Not sure on taxes as it's used, but I've never had any used bits held up at customs.
They really are a lovely hardtail. You can really feel the spring in the steel. Really love my SIR.9. Is it the forks too ? (Niners steel fork is identical to the Swift steel fork). If I were to add another mtb to keep my SIR.9 company it would be an MCR.
That's a good guide.
The frame is without forks but I emailed Sam and he thinks he still has a pair of Swift forks that he'll keep for me.
If I go to Idaho next autumn, I think it would make a great bike packing bike, over the Fargo.
I have one, and it's fantastic. Think I paid 350 for a minty 2nd hand here 3 years ago. I might let it go at sometime as my friend Ted James, master tubesmith and Reynolds test welder has moved in down the road and I'd love a custom frame in 953 for my 40th in 2 years.
I might let it go at sometime
Tang, if you do and it's a large, give me a shout. I don't want to get in a bidding war on the one I have my eye on.
Likewise, if it's a medium I might be interested Tang...
I'm sure I spotted a SIR.9 starting the Tour Divide this year, in Kermit green like mine.
I was sceptical as they come up light for a steel frame (& I'm no lightweight), but the larger sizes have different tube butting etc anyway. I bought mine as a long term bike. The way I see it, if it breaks I can get it repaired easily being good old steel.
I'd ask to see a close up of the top tube - head tube gusset. The paint cracks there due to movement. Niner have warranty replaced a few in the States, but I was refused. I've not heard of any actually cracking, but there are a few fusspots on MTBR. I'm not too concerned. Charliethebikemonger reported that his 5yr old test bike has had the same issue for years.
It is a medium. It's light and springy, ideal xc all day mile muncher and very comfortable. It's not going anywhere for now! It's what I teach on so I'm on it all day.
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