Ab April 2010 wird das neue JET 9 mit vielen fortschrittlichen Rahmeneigenschaften verfügbar sein. Die wichtigsten Neuerungen werden hier zunächst auf Englisch zusammen gefasst. Die Übersetzung folgt:
· The next generation JET 9 is stronger and stiffer, and because of this, features better tracking.
· The redesigned Jet 9 is based on FEA standards established via work on our proven frame designs, the W.F.O. 9 and R.I.P. 9.
· The tapered headtube is at the center of improvements on the Jet 9, contributing to increased stiffness throughout the frame.
· A tapered head tube allows the use of the newest generation of 1.5″ tapered steerer suspension forks, creating the stiffest front end possible – something traditional steerer/head tube combos can’t match.
· A tapered head tube makes room for a massive, hydroformed down tube. This new tube puts up stiffness numbers much higher than that of the original with little to no penalty.
The Jet 9 Redesign Summary:
We really like using hydroformed tubes, they allow much greater stiffness to weight ratio over round tubes on a full suspension bike. When you are carrying so much speed through the chunky sections of trail, a stiffer front end of the bike mated to a tapered steerer suspension fork will:
1. track straighter 2. allow you to carry more speed.
The latest 1.5 tapered 100mm forks allow you to significantly stiffen the front end at the top end of the fork, as well as at the hub via 15mm or 20mm axles if you choose this model. Through testing, the stiffness numbers are too great to ignore and we feel you will see a dramatic increase when you pair these two together on our new JET9.
Available in Kermit Green, Black Anodized and Vana White. We don’t have photos of the Green or Black yet, but will post them as soon as we do.
Estimated availability is the beginning of April. We are trying to be conservative with this date, and will offer updates as we have them on the Niner Bikes Facebook page.
Additionally, Niner Bikes will offer 4 Reba XX forks for this season:
· Reba TAPERED XX 100mm black 9mm
· Reba TAPERED XX 100mm black 20mm
· Reba TAPERED XX 100mm white 9mm
· Reba TAPERED XX 100mm white 20mm
The new Jet 9 is available for pre-order through your local Niner dealer.
Geometry and technical details are available here: