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Niner Demo Event - November 26th

Come on out and join us for a Niner Bikes Demo event. This is a great opportunity to test ride the new bikes from Niner in familiar terrain. Bring your pedals and your helmet. The guys from Niner will take care of the rest.  Make sure to tell your friends to come out and work off that turkey dinner. The weather should be great and the trails are packed down from the last rainfall.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Turkey Day Savings


20% off Sidi sale on now!

We have our Sidi Shoe sale going on now through the 22nd of August. Take 20% off any purchase of Sidi shoes or accessories. Use the code 20offsidi and save. We have excellent stock on all Sidi's best road and mountain shoes. Check it out and save...


This is a great opportunity to trail test the latest offerings from Yeti. This is the best chance to try their bikes in familiar terrain. Information on the bikes they generally bring to these demo events can be found here Bring your helmet and your pedals... the guys from Yeti will take care of the rest.

For directions to the event click here


Limited time only! 30% off all 661 EVO pads and shorts. Sale is on now!


2011 Fox in the House!

We just unloaded the first pallet and have loaded the inventory to the system. We're flush in 2011 Fox Forks at the Bling!

We're all looking at our old tired forks trying to fight the urge to upgrade. One of the joys of working in the industry is that you're always tempted by something shiny and new coming through the back door. "I can pay rent next week right?"

Fox has ramped up their entire line and added a few new forks to the 2011 line-up. Check out the new Talas 29er forks. Kashima coatings the re-introduction of Terralogic and Fox's sweet version of QR15... "Hey! get your hands off that one! It's mine..."


HUGE Memorial Day Sale at

Our Memorial Day Sale runs from Friday the 28th to midnight Monday the 31st. Use the code REMEMBER to receive and additional 10% off of your entire order. Locally our ProShop will be open normal business hours Friday and Saturday, but closed Sunday and Monday. Locals can order online, select "in-store" pickup at check out to save on shipping costs by picking up your order after the holiday. visit

Industry Nine now available at Bike Bling

We're stoked to offer you Industry Nine wheels. We've loaded up the site with the latest All Mountain, Enduro, 29er XC & DH wheels. We have a grip of them on their way to the shop in the most popular color combos. Tell your bros where they can now be found.


"Price Match" policy update

We get slammed at the shop and we don't have the time to research price match requests while you're standing at the checkout line. We ask that you follow these rules to get in-store deals.

"Price Match is only valid online - "NO" in-store price matches - Submit your price match requests online for approval. Once approved place your order online and select "in-store pickup" for delivery. We will call to confirm that your order is ready for pickup."

The opportunity to get deals is still there you just have to work it a little differently now. Thank you for you cooperation!


The Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego Expo will take place at the finish line in the south lot of the County Administration Building, accessed from W. Ash St between N. Harbor Dr and Pacific Highway.

The expo is FREE and open to all. Sunday March 7th 9am - 4pm


BUILD NEW TRAIL - Saturday, March 6th, 8:00 AM

Join the San Diego Mountain Biking Association, Olivenhain
Municipal Water District and our trail work sponsor on
Saturday March 6th for trail work at Elfin Forest Recreational

We will be completing construction of a new segment of the Lake
Hodges Overlook. Meet at the base of the dam at 8:00 am for signin,
work instructions and safety meeting. Take Via Ambiente between
the 4.5 and 5 mile markers on Harmony Grove Rd., head 1 mile up
the road and turn left to the base of the dam. The OMWD rangers
will have a shuttle vehicle for transportation to the work site, but you
are also encouraged to ride or hike in. All tools and training will be
provided. Please bring eye protection, gloves, hat, sun block, water
and a snack. If you plan on attending the trail work event, please

RSVP to .


2010 Niner Jet 9 update

A lot of you are eager to know what’s going on with the new 2010 Jet 9. We wanted to have definitive news before giving you an update.

We have made many prototypes over the last few months and have found one that meets our internal goals for weight, stiffness and overall strength. We have finalized the design and completed the final stages of testing a few weeks ago and are currently assembling a few more test frames from production raw materials. Once we re-confirm the results are the same as our prototypes and the manufacturing processes are in place, we will ramp up production and get frames to those of you who are eagerly waiting replacements.

On a side note all current frame productions are spot checked for welds. We pull random samples from each batch and have them sent to an independent lab for x-ray testing. Only after these pass are the frames sent on for painting and finishing.

We will have pictures of the final production frame very soon (in about two weeks). Right now, we are still on target to get these frames out in February. The first batches are of course replacement frames, but we also have complete frames being produced for sale at the same time, and so there will be a simultaneous launch of the 2010 Jet 9 and replacement frames being sent out to eagerly waiting customers.

Thank you so much for sticking with us through this process.

Chris and Steve
Niner Bikes



Friday, November 6, 2009
Stingaree (454 6th Ave San Diego, CA 92101)

Please join us at the live auction that is being held at one of downtown's hot spots, Stingaree, on Friday, November 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The auction will raise funds for this year's SEED Project – to renovate the home of a tri-athlete, Skip Gleavey, who suffered a terrible bicycle accident, leaving him paralyzed.

The live auction will feature a variety of items and services; including a round of golf for 4 at the exclusive Bighorn Country Club in Palm Desert, VIP and limo service for 12 at Stingaree with 2 bottles, no line and no cover, a two-night stay at The Dana on Mission Bay and two tickets to Sea World, a one-hour Jazz Performance by Karin Carson, Gourmet Dinner for 6 at the home of Craig and Linda Barkacs (restricted to USD students/faculty/staff), 5-hours of Handyman service, Wine tasting, Spa packages...and much more!!

In addition, the event will include an exclusive art exhibition and sale by KIN Agency for the Arts.

All proceeds from the auction and 25% of art sale proceeds will go to support SEED's 2009 project for Skip Gleavey.

**The first 75 people at the event will receive a gift certificate for a free pearl necklace from Diamond Boutique**

For questions about the project/event or to donate an auction item, please contact Barbara Withers at


Coming soon to Bike Bling

Topolino is launching two new wheel models with new TrueBlack™ spokes. Be the first to view them at the upcoming Interbike show in Las Vegas. For the first time in over seven years, Topolino is offering a special new composite spoke material with 50% greater carbon content. The additional carbon fiber yields higher tensile stiffness, which translates to greater lateral stiffness and responsiveness. This performance comes at an amazingly low weight, as the proprietary composite spoke technology has a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio that simply can not be matched by metal spokes.

The TrueBlack™ CTR2.0 is the most functional wheelset in the Topolino family. Weighing a mere 1360 grams per pair, they can handle everything from racing to ultra-distance training. These wheels climb like a gazelle, ride like silk and are built to last.

TrueBlack™ ATR 3.0 - The Most Aerodynamic Clincher Wheelset Yet.
The TrueBlack™ ATR3.0 balances enhanced aerodynamics with stability and control in changing cross-wind conditions. The reduced spoke count minimizes wind resistance, while the 2:1 rear lacing ratio provides truly balanced spoke tension and increased lateral stiffness.

The new TrueBlack wheel models complement the existing line of Topolino wheels, which are the highest performing, most technologically advanced wheels made. All are handcrafted individually at the Topolino workshop in Bethel, Connecticut.


Now available at

The new 951 FRO SRAM Build bike has everything you need to hit the track except for pedals and a number plate. The sport of downhill requires a frame that can adapt to any track and the new 951 answers the call. Featuring World Cup winning geometry the Intense is famous for and added adjustability, the new 951 is ready to put you on the podium no matter what the mountain throws at you.

New G3 dropouts for adjustable head angle, bottom bracket height and wheelbase adjustability. Next generation VPP. 83mm bottom bracket. ISCG '05 chain guide mount. 1.5" headtube. Lock 'n' Load! This is a great platform to get started on one of 2010's most desirable downhill race bikes.

These are available for $4951.00 which is a great deals for such a desirable frameset!



We would like to apologize to Niner owners who have been patiently waiting for us to address the problems you have been experiencing with the Jet 9. Please understand it has nothing to do with Niner ignoring or not caring about our customers.

The fact is we have been very hard at work analyzing the issues with the Jet 9 so that we could fully understand the warranty cases we received and provide a definitive solution. This analysis included destructive testing, metallurgical study and FEA computer modeling. Using these methods we examined the quality of the base metal, filler material, heat affected zone of the weld, structural design and finish quality of the frames. We built over 20 new prototypes and tested them in every way imaginable.

In light of test results and after many hours of discussion on how best to serve our loyal customers, we decided to voluntarily recall Jet 9 frames with serial numbers from P8071682 to P8400454. These frames risk welding defects in the front and rear triangles that may lead to a premature failure of the frame. Unfortunately, there is no way to visually check for these weld defects. We must require that you stop riding the frame immediately because a failure could occur at any time.

We cannot overstate our concern in regards to these issues, and are investing significant portion of company resources into correcting the issue in the most expedited manner. Niner puts a lot of care into producing bikes that we are proud to put our name on. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and we realize that ths recall is a huge inconvenience. The amount of time we have put into this testing process has caused production delays, leaving orders unfilled. We know that customers spent hard earned money on a Niner and now we are asking that you to send the frame back for replacement. For some people this is a second time. We cannot begin to explain how sorry we feel about this, but we promise we will make things right and thank you for your purchase, understanding and support.

More information can be found here