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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.

 

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benhaton
benhaton
9 years ago

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

Ryan
Ryan
9 years ago

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

Jon
Jon
9 years ago

@ Ryan: Reverb Dropper Seatpost control

answer
answer
9 years ago

dropper seatpost

Paul Dixon
9 years ago

U.M.F.9
Ultra Montane Flyer 9

Paul Dixon
9 years ago

STD9
Steep Trail Destroyer 9

Alien 7
Alien 7
9 years ago

IRN 9

Iron 9 or 9 Iron

That bike is SIIIICCCKKK!

SL
SL
9 years ago

SXT9? Oh right, clean. Nevermind.

dan
dan
9 years ago

POS9

Canucklehead
Canucklehead
9 years ago

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

chuck g
chuck g
9 years ago

RB 9

REALLY BURLY 9

Ryan
Ryan
9 years ago

Thanks Jon

Hammerhead Bicycles
9 years ago

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

MGK
MGK
9 years ago

Steel All-Mountain 9 (SAM9)

gibbon
gibbon
9 years ago

F.M.L 9

Tyler Benedict
Admin
9 years ago

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
MGK
9 years ago

Hardtail Trail Twenty9 (HTT9)

MGK
MGK
9 years ago

Good to know, thanks Tyler.

herrow prease
herrow prease
9 years ago

ebc9

Eccentric BBs Creak 9

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

Quinn
Quinn
9 years ago

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

greg
greg
9 years ago

9FTW

greg
greg
9 years ago

WTF9

Kyle
9 years ago

SRS9- Shred Ready Sled

Kevin
Kevin
9 years ago

TRL9 – Trail

Chad
Chad
9 years ago

ANU 5

Michal
Michal
9 years ago

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

dogbocks
dogbocks
9 years ago

Honzo 9

Ryan
Ryan
9 years ago

I went with:

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

mate
mate
9 years ago

MDA9
Mighty Driven Angel

I'm So Hard(tail)
I'm So Hard(tail)
9 years ago

STT9 (shred the trail 9)

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

manwithnoname
manwithnoname
9 years ago

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
Jtree
9 years ago

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

PeterFal
PeterFal
9 years ago

CAT 9

PeterFal
PeterFal
9 years ago

FDO 9 Fun Day Optimized!

Scott
Scott
9 years ago

SO9

Shaquille O’Neal 9

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

RKS9 (ruckus 9)

PeterFal
PeterFal
9 years ago

RAD 9 – Rip All Day

Alien 7
Alien 7
9 years ago

IRO 9 = IRON

axle
axle
9 years ago

wtf9

Willis24
Willis24
9 years ago

R.O.A.9 Ride Over Anything

sluck
sluck
9 years ago

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

Brett
Brett
9 years ago

DR. Grottis.

Eddy
Eddy
9 years ago

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

Kyle Harder
Kyle Harder
9 years ago

B.O.B. 9
Bob’s Ordinary Bicycle

aaron
aaron
9 years ago

IAS 9
Iron Ass shredder

Ummmm
Ummmm
9 years ago

WTF9

Trym
Trym
9 years ago

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

Cog 9

Rod 9

trybaby
trybaby
9 years ago

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

carlo
carlo
9 years ago

Niner ” HORIZON”

Akhar
Akhar
9 years ago

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

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