If you want a mountain bike that is lightweight, low maintenance, and can conquer the fire roads and trails, then you'll want a hardtail mountain bike. The Niner Air 9 2-Star Bike is an aluminum hardtail with the DNA of a trail bike. The frame is hydroformed which provides a snappy and stiff frame for excellent acceleration. It is optimized for 120mm of travel on the front and has room for 29 x 2.4" or 27.5 x 3.0" tires. With the "Trail country" geometry, you'll have a bike that climbs well and is fun on the descents.
The 2-Star version of the Niner Air 9 comes with a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain that includes a cassette that has a hill-crushing 11-50-tooth gear range that makes climbing and riding in rough terrain much easier. The SRAM DB Level hydraulic disc brakes perform well in wet and dusty conditions so you can descend with control. The Niner Alloy wheels are paired with Maxxis Minion and Rekon tubeless-ready tires. With a tubeless setup, you can drop the tire pressure for a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer flats.
SRAM SX Eagle drivetrainwith an excellent 11-50T gear range
SRAM DB Level brakesprovide confident stopping power
Tubeless-ready rims and tiresfor a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer flats
Trail country geometrymeans the bike climbs well and is fun on the descents
Hydroformed frameis lightweight and highly durable