Transitioning between cross country and more aggressive trail riding can be tricky on your race-geometry rocket, and many trail bikes are a bit too-slacked out for the agility you want when spinning around your local XC trail network. Enter the JET 9 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike. The bike was recently redesigned with slacker angles than before, so you can send it down gnarlier trails and gobble up rocks that would have sent you flying in past years. This trail-ready bike combines some of the agility of its XC jet-pack roots with the growing demand riders have for longer and lower geometry to dominate the whole mountain. When things started out for Niner Bikes, it was apparent from the name alone that their founders had a strong belief that 29-inch wheels were the superior mode of transportation on a mountain bike, and their designers more or less defined the category of proper 29er geometry. This particular 2-Star NX Eagle build holds true to those roots, but allows for the flexibility to swap to 27. 5+ wheels and tires for impressive rock-crawling traction. It comes stock with Niner's own 29-inch alloy hoops, so you'll have the quick rolling readiness of a 29er, but with the coming of Boost 148mm rear hub spacing, the hub is widened and creates the room you need to throw on a smaller rim with a beefier tire, should you be feeling experimental, or just want to find out what this whole high-volume tire craze is about. The latest update to the Niner Jet 9 frame moved the speedy XC race geometry, and gave it a bit of a makeover to make it a better all-around trail bike for sending it on the whole mountain. An additional 20mm of travel was added to the Continuously Varying Arc (CVA) rear suspension, which brings the total to 120mm. The headtube moved a bit slacker, the seat tube steeper, and the reach stretched out a bit longer, making the Jet 9 a much more trail-hungry beast than in previous years. For those worried about the loss of an XC bike, the RKT has stepp...
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