The EMD 9 is a trusty, loyal companion with Niner's exemplary attention to ride quality that will make you just as loyal. Like all Niner frames, the hydroformed aluminum EMD 9 is specifically tuned to take advantage of 29er geometry so you get a fun, whippy ride that jumps forward when you stomp on the pedals. On the front, a 100mm-travel RockShox Recon Silver fork soaks up rocks and roots as you blast through technical sections. Lightweight Niner wheels have a zippy feel with quick, responsive tracking, and WTB Nine Line tires stick in the corners so you can rail as hard as you want. Shimano's 20-speed Deore drivetrain gives you solid, precise shifting, and when it's time to slow down, Shimano hydraulic discs provide smooth, effortless control, whether you're scrubbing speed or need to stop quickly. And, with a Niner custom saddle and a host of Niner aluminum components, you'll make excuses to grind up the local leg-busting climb and swoop down the gnarliest descents again and again.