Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

You had to figure that with Trail/AM 29er hard tails popping up like the Trek Stash and the Kona Honzo, Niner couldn’t be far behind with a burly steel hard tail of their own. Which is precisely what the new bike appears to be thanks to the teaser photos Niner posted on MTBR, which is where the voting will take place. Still technically in development, the unpainted prototype should be ready by June of this year. If your suggested name is chosen for the bike, Niner will reward you with the first production version of the frame in your size.

More details on the bike, and how to enter after the break.

Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

In addition to the short stays and eccentric/single speed capability, it looks like the new bike will have decent tire clearance as well.

Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

Following the trends of many mountain bikes, road disc bikes, and their own SIR9, the rear disc is placed inside the stays with steel post mounts. Also visible is the 142×12 rear end which will have a derailleur hanger or single speed insert.

Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

Hinting towards the Trail segment nature of the bike, internally routed dropper posts will be an option. The point of the threads above where the cable enters the frame might be for a cover when an internal dropper post isn’t employed. Clearly it mentions a removable derailleur mount, which is presumably what the attachment in the upper right hand corner is, though it’s not one that we’re familiar with (pointed towards the rear tire). Maybe it is a mount, for the mount so when you’re not using the front derailleur you don’t have a big knob sticking off the side of the frame.

Niner Teases Burly New Steel Trail Hardtail, Wants You to Name It

Niner promises the new bike will have “lots of great details” like custom forgings for the seat stay bridges and dropouts among other things.

To enter the contest, head on over to MTBR, and adhere to the following rules. The first round of the contest is over on March 10, at midnight with MTBR users voting on the 5 finalists – from which Niner employees will choose the winning name.

  1. The name must be three letters long followed by a 9.
  2. The three letters can be a word (the word doesn’t have to be English, but if it isn’t, please supply the language and the definition of the word in your entry)
  3. The three letters can be an acronym (please submit the meaning of your acronym with your entry)
  4. Submit your entry here on in this thread for everybody to see. Francis is helping us to moderate, so no fair deleting or editing.
  5. You must have Email/PMs turned on. If we can’t contact you, you can’t claim your prize.
  6. You must be 18 or older to win.
  7. First round entries must be received by March 10, 2012
  8. We will only allow three name ideas per person – you can list them all in one post or one per post.
  9. Funny is great, but obviously, we are going to keep it clean. Suggestions that don’t fit this standard will be deleted at our discretion and not considered for voting.

 

Comments

benhaton - 03/05/13 - 2:07pm

B.C.R.9 ( British columbia Ripper)

Ryan - 03/05/13 - 2:12pm

Dumb question alert- why have a Rockshox poploc on a hardtail bike with a Fox fork?

Jon - 03/05/13 - 2:16pm

@ Ryan: Reverb Dropper Seatpost control

answer - 03/05/13 - 2:16pm

dropper seatpost

Paul Dixon - 03/05/13 - 2:25pm

U.M.F.9
Ultra Montane Flyer 9

Paul Dixon - 03/05/13 - 2:27pm

STD9
Steep Trail Destroyer 9

Alien 7 - 03/05/13 - 2:30pm

IRN 9

Iron 9 or 9 Iron

That bike is SIIIICCCKKK!

SL - 03/05/13 - 2:33pm

SXT9? Oh right, clean. Nevermind.

dan - 03/05/13 - 2:36pm

POS9

Canucklehead - 03/05/13 - 2:37pm

@Paul Dixon:
LOL, I can just see someone coming out of the shop, exclaiming “I got a Niner STD!”

chuck g - 03/05/13 - 2:40pm

RB 9

REALLY BURLY 9

Ryan - 03/05/13 - 2:52pm

Thanks Jon

Hammerhead Bicycles - 03/05/13 - 2:58pm

@Paul Dixon….you get my vote as well!!

MGK - 03/05/13 - 3:00pm

Steel All-Mountain 9 (SAM9)

gibbon - 03/05/13 - 3:01pm

F.M.L 9

Tyler (Editor) - 03/05/13 - 3:02pm

All, just a reminder, any real submissions will need to be posted in the forum thread on MTBR, not here. But we do appreciate the comments, always entertaining.

MGK - 03/05/13 - 3:02pm

Hardtail Trail Twenty9 (HTT9)

MGK - 03/05/13 - 3:03pm

Good to know, thanks Tyler.

herrow prease - 03/05/13 - 3:11pm

ebc9

Eccentric BBs Creak 9

the 9 stands for 9x’s more than any other single speed solution.

Quinn - 03/05/13 - 3:15pm

judging by the photo(s) of the tire, not a 29 x 3, Thank God!

greg - 03/05/13 - 3:25pm

9FTW

greg - 03/05/13 - 3:26pm

WTF9

Kyle - 03/05/13 - 3:57pm

SRS9- Shred Ready Sled

Kevin - 03/05/13 - 4:14pm

TRL9 – Trail

Chad - 03/05/13 - 4:27pm

ANU 5

Michal - 03/05/13 - 4:41pm

SIS9 – Steel Is Strong
USO9 – Unidentified Steel Object
TSS9 – Top Speed Steel
WIN9 – Who Is Next

dogbocks - 03/05/13 - 4:57pm

Honzo 9

Ryan - 03/05/13 - 5:06pm

I went with:

Cay9
Kay9
CA9
..or some variation, but basically “canine” as this aggressive beast deserves to be called.

mate - 03/05/13 - 5:44pm

MDA9
Mighty Driven Angel

I'm So Hard(tail) - 03/05/13 - 6:31pm

STT9 (shred the trail 9)

HIT9 (they had an aluminum hardcore hardtail called the HIT9, I feel its pretty fitting)

manwithnoname - 03/05/13 - 6:38pm

RAW9 – Would be awesome if it came in raw finish

STU9 – Steel Trail Ultra

SYG9 – Steel Your Goat – like ‘get your goat’ with a twist – makes the rest of your stable upset

Jtree - 03/05/13 - 7:34pm

Bat 9 – Offer it really blacked out and subtle. matte. stealth. Yeah.

PeterFal - 03/05/13 - 7:39pm

CAT 9

PeterFal - 03/05/13 - 7:40pm

FDO 9 Fun Day Optimized!

Scott - 03/05/13 - 7:56pm

SO9

Shaquille O’Neal 9

Dan - 03/05/13 - 7:59pm

RKS9 (ruckus 9)

PeterFal - 03/05/13 - 8:32pm

RAD 9 – Rip All Day

Alien 7 - 03/05/13 - 8:37pm

IRO 9 = IRON

axle - 03/05/13 - 9:10pm

wtf9

Willis24 - 03/05/13 - 9:34pm

R.O.A.9 Ride Over Anything

sluck - 03/05/13 - 11:29pm

I thought of a name, but then I thought it would be asinine

Brett - 03/06/13 - 1:12am

DR. Grottis.

Eddy - 03/06/13 - 1:27am

FUN9 – Can be pronounced as “Funny” with a slang too

Kyle Harder - 03/06/13 - 1:50am

B.O.B. 9
Bob’s Ordinary Bicycle

aaron - 03/06/13 - 2:28am

IAS 9
Iron Ass shredder

Ummmm - 03/06/13 - 2:41am

WTF9

Trym - 03/06/13 - 2:44am

Con 9 – “conan, the barbarian” , “with 9″ like “pan con mantequilla ”

Cog 9

Rod 9

trybaby - 03/06/13 - 4:34am

TAO
the art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing

carlo - 03/06/13 - 4:37am

Niner ” HORIZON”

Akhar - 03/06/13 - 4:39am

BRL9 — just remove all of vowel and evens from “Burly 29er”.

ilya - 03/06/13 - 5:17am

BFG 9

ilya - 03/06/13 - 5:18am

XTH 9

Nash - 03/06/13 - 5:37am

(GWP) -Gusset in Wrong Place

floxy - 03/06/13 - 6:57am

BMF9

Bad Mountain Flyer

Niko - 03/06/13 - 7:53am

SLU9
Steel loves you 9

Audred - 03/06/13 - 8:09am

BSE9

Because Seven Eight 9

Waka waka!!!!!

Texast - 03/06/13 - 8:23am

“Kashmir”

Kennt - 03/06/13 - 8:42am

B.O.S 9
Ball Of Steel 9
And You Will Ride It Like A Boss..

Andrew - 03/06/13 - 8:53am

K.G.B. 9 – keeping gravity back
K.G.B. 9 – kicking grounds butt
S.H.B. 9 – steel hell beast

Lois - 03/06/13 - 9:59am

OOH 9 – Out Of Hell

JOEP - 03/06/13 - 11:33am

“Nine 9er”

The epitome of Niner engineering, where elegance and simplicity meet design excellence and superiority.

The Nine 9er.

I don’t but I thought Nine 9er kind of sings. Not like Nicki Minaj but like Frank Sinatra,…cool, smooth, simple but adds that touch of class a bike like this should imbue.

Drew - 03/06/13 - 12:07pm

CCR9
cross country rebel

Dudez0r - 03/06/13 - 12:57pm

BFG9

Josh - 03/06/13 - 1:54pm

DMN9 – Demon 9 ‘Ride like a bat ‘outta hell.’

maxxis - 03/06/13 - 2:49pm

NNR

big ring - 03/06/13 - 8:14pm

AMP 9 = All Mountain Projectile

MOC 9 = (play on speed; Mach 9) – Master Of Control

REV 9 = Rapid Elevation of Velocity

Professor - 03/06/13 - 10:20pm

TRY9

anon - 03/06/13 - 11:18pm

NINERNINENINENINENINERNINENEINNEINERNINENINERNIETNEINNEINERNINE

Egor - 03/08/13 - 2:18pm

JET9 (9jet)

Just Effective Thing

Wojciech - 03/09/13 - 5:54pm

RAT9
A rat rod style

Alfred Pascual - 03/10/13 - 8:19pm

PUG9 Pound ‘Ur Ground

Alfred Pascual - 03/10/13 - 8:24pm

RAW9 Rippin’ All the Way

Alfred Pascual - 03/10/13 - 8:38pm

BST9 Burly Steel Thresher

Ferdie Legaspi 03/11/13- 7:45pm - 03/11/13 - 7:39am

MAX9
“Maximun Performance Niiner”

Kate - 03/17/13 - 6:13pm

SKY9

Andrei - 03/25/13 - 9:17am

b>u 9

CLYDE - 05/10/13 - 9:54am

xXx9

CLYDE - 05/10/13 - 9:55am

9999

CLYDE - 05/10/13 - 9:58am

CNI 9 = Chromium Nickel Iron 9

(Steel is a composite of Chromium, Nickel & Iron)

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