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Niner Jet 9 RDO vs Surly Krampus -- Black Mountain Pisgah photo video bonanza

(updated: Feb 19, 2013)

This video features the 2013 Niner Jet 9 RDO, as well as the new Surly Krampus. Obviously Surly knows what they are doing, because they have sold out of them, probably for the year. If the shops didn't order any last year, they aren't getting any.

It is a force to be reckoned with. This is a bike you just look at, and you say, "Hey, now that's a mountain bike". Fuck that crabon shit. I have to say, I like the simple lines of it better than the complex geometry of my Jet 9.

The "Crabon":
Black Mountain trail, Pisgah

The Surly Krampus:
Black Mountain trail, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

Randy rode this bike rigid with flats down Black Mountain. That's hardcore. And with a Fox fork on this bike it will be unstoppable, like a steamroller on crack. The 3.0 tires make it carve like a knife and stick like glue on steep climbs.

"Crabon” vs. “Fat bike light”. Both are 29ers. Both are bikes. And both are amazing. See for yourself.


Super awesome Black Mountain video (now with 100% more crabon bike assembly):



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More photos...

Randy riding the Surly Krampus up Clawhammer with Jack the cattle dog:
Black Mountain trail, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

Clawhammer climb, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

Clawhammer climb, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

Waterfall seen on Clawhammer:
Clawhammer climb, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

View from top of Black Mountain trail:
View from Black Mountain trail, Pisgah

Surly Krampus:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

My favorite pic of the Krampus:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah - Surly Krampus

Zach:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

This is the kind of place where you'd find a Krampus. In a cold, dark cave, waiting to surprise naughty children (Who is Krampus?):
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

The cave:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Zach:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

SBA on the Krampus:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Sticks like crazy:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Zach climbing Black.
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Randy:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Zach at top of Black, waiting to descend the 1900ft of vert:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah


Stills from the Contour HD camera video:

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Laurel tunnel:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain trail, Pisgah

Yes it's steep:
Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah

Black Mountain Trail, Pisgah


You should feel what I feel, you should take what I take.

-SBA



Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Brevard



4 COMMENTS:

1. steve-oh said...

I just want to know before I buy one, is the Jet 9 RDO truly awesome? I've pretty much made up my mind, but as a long term niner rider and mountain bike enthusiast, I value your opinion.

Also, how long did it take you to build it up in the video in real time?

Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:46 AM


2. SBA said...

Absolutely. And you can build it up more as a trail bike than a race bike. I thought about waiting for the new carbon RIP 9, but I figure if I can go down trails like this with the Jet, it's all the bike I need.

It took about an hour to hour-and-a-half. But I had already built it once, then took it all apart and built it again for the video. It took much longer the first time because I had to find parts and tools, etc.

Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:55 AM


3. shr3d_h3d said...

What song is in that video?!?!?! It's awesome! Love the video as well. I can't wait to try a krampus.

Mar 11, 2013 @ 3:47 PM


4. SBA said...

Star Guitar by The Chemical Brothers, remix by Shinichi Osawa.

Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:14 PM


 

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