Reader’s Rides: Wil’s Di2 Equipped Niner Air 9 Carbon
Getting into the race season, Wil wanted to build a no expense spared race bike for the coming year. He wanted it to be light, to shift, and apparently to be rigid. Having success in all account, Wil’s beautiful Di2 equipped Niner Air 9 is worth a look.
Details and weight after the break!
Tipping the scales at 19.26 lbs or 8736.19g, Wil’s bike certainly qualifies as light, but it still has a ways to go to get to the level of Andrea’s 16lb Flash. But, it’s not always about weight as durability plays a huge role in bike builds especially with race bikes. If your bike breaks and you can’t cross the finish line, being really light so you can carry it will only get you so far. It’s worth pointing out that Wil’s bike is sub 20 pounds without any major modifications and few super weight weenie parts.
The Di2 conversion is courtesy of K-edge with matching red Ano of course. The whole bike has a black and red theme going on with much attention to detail.
Wheels are built with Enve rims laced to Tune hubs with Schwalbe Racing Ralph rubber. Stopping is implemented through a set of Cleg 4 Mk II disc brakes which are a 4 piston design that is still light at 250g.
Finally, a Tune Smart Foot crankset set up double propels the bike.
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