Twenty Nine Inches has learned that Niner Bikes has been working on a carbon fiber hard tail for the last year. Dubbed the “Carbon Air 9″, the bike is set to make its official debut at Eurobike and will also be featured at Interbike in late September. Chris Sugai from Niner Bikes had the following to say about the new model:

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Niner has been working on a carbon hardtail for the last 12
months. The new frame will be the Air 9 carbon. We will be debuting
a prototype at Eurobike (Germany) and at Interbike (Las Vegas).
Information will then go live on our website. We are planning to
deliver bikes to dealers at the end of the year. Pricing has not been
set yet.

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We have been working closely with others in the parts industry and
this will not be your standard carbon hardtail. There will be a few
new innovations not previous seen.

A target weight of under 3lbs is our design goal but with the ride
quality you expect from Niner. Also our spot on geometry will be
infused into this new frame.

We look forward to more news about this new carbon wonder bike from Niner. Stay tuned for more detail;s as we get them.