- Great Niner design details and finishes in a hydroformed alloy hard tail
- Available in XL-XS sizes
- Tapered headtube for steering precision and stiffness
- Niner's proven hardtail 29er geometry
- Optimized for 80 to 100mm suspension forks
- Exceptional tire and heel clearance
- Disc brake only
- Standard bottom bracket
- Replaceable derailleur hanger
- Available in : Matte Black Licorice, Tamale, Arctic White
The E.M.D. 9 may be the least expensive frame in the Niner lineup but it benefits from the same design process and expectations that we require from every Niner frame. Newly redesigned to integrate custom hydroformed tubing and a tapered headtube, the E.M.D. 9 is a worthy little brother to the Air 9.
It’s important to us that everything bearing the Niner logo has been thought through from top to bottom and the E.M.D. 9 is no exception. We’ve poured our heart and soul into this frame, as much as any other, and we’ve created a fun, fast, comfortable ride that still embodies what it means to be a Niner.
The E.M.D. 9 features a tapered headtube. The benefits of a tapered headtube aren’t just for riders of long travel bikes. The increased surface area of a tapered headtube allows for a larger downtube, increasing strength and rigidity at this critical intersection. Tapered fork steerer tubes measurably reduce fork deflection, which means your Niner tracks straight and true. The full spectrum of riders from XC racers to All Mountain shredders benefit from these features which is why we incorporate the technology in all our new frames. The E.M.D. 9 lets you take full advantage of increased steering precision as you carve a corner and descend toward the finish.
HYDROFORMED DOWNTUBE AND TOPTUBE
Because of the larger welding area created by the new tapered headtube we are able to include a new, massive hydroformed downtube as well as a significantly larger diameter toptube, contributing to a much stronger frame. By allowing for the use of the newest generation of 1.5” tapered steerer suspension forks and integrated headset, we create the stiffest front end possible – with the same stack height as our original E.M.D. 9 model.
NINER HARDTAIL GEOMETRY
As verified over and over again in independent reviews, Niner has hardtail 29er geometry dialed. Climbing or descending, the geometry of the E.M.D. 9 is tuned to for great handling and rider positioning. The E.M.D. 9 is intended for 80 to 100mm forks, allowing you to fine tune your ride.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The E.M.D. 9 is finished off with the quality you have come to expect from Niner, with all of the attention to detail that every Niner frame gets, including the stainless steel Niner head badge, reamed and faced headtube and bottom bracket, chased BB threads and faced disc brake mount tabs.
Frame only : £499