10 June 2006 - 14:37Eat My Dust
Niner Bikes has a cool new and inexpensive bike!
The Eat My Dust or E.M.D.9 for short is crafted from a proprietary 7000 series aluminum tubeset, and has the same quality and attention to detail we have all come to know and love from Chris and Steve.
It fits nicely with everything else I carry, and helps fill the void left by the lack of high end Fisher availability. As built, this bike is $2100, and features a 100mm Reba with Poploc, Avid Juicy 7 brakes, SRAM X9 drivetrain, Thomson seatpost and stem, and Bontrager Superstock wheels.
Sure, it’s a little bit more expensive than a Paragon, but you are getting more than a few component upgrades. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I ran out of derailleur cable housing to finish the bike. D’oh!
Incidentally, right after I ordered the parts for the EMD, my in-house Fisher rep calls me and tells me I can get my hands on some 07 X-Calibers and Paragons.
Stay tuned for pictures of those, coming very soon.