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After the demise of my trail pistol it was new bike time. Nothing was in stock so I got a Bird Aether 9C.
Looks pretty good on paper, I suppose we will see. I just need a dropper post and lever, but as usual stock is an issue. On the plus side I did find some one up bars, but had to be touched inappropriatly in the wallet by Summit.

It will ship mid week, so perhaps end of next week I'll be able to ride it.
It needs a 37mm ID seat post clamp, if anyone has any leads on a silver one let me know.

Frame - Bird Aether 9C in green ML
Rear shock - Cane Creek Kitsuma 210x55mm
Front shock/fork - Pike Ultimate 140mm with HC97
Handlebars - one up 35mm riser bars carbon
Stem - I9 bling bling 35mmx35mm
Headset - Bird
Grips - ODI oval jiggers
Saddle - Specialized Phenom Ti
Seatpost - One Up 210mm, Wolf Tooth light touch remote
Front brake - Hope E4, Swiss Stop 180mm, Race Matrix Pads
Rear brake - Hope E4, Swiss Stop 180mm, Race Matrix Pads
Cranks - Shimano MT900 12 speed - NSB chain ring
Chain - XTR 12 speed
Pedals - XTR
Rear derailleur - XTR 12 speed
Rear shifter - XTR 12 speed
Cassette - XTR 12 speed
Front hub - DT Swiss 350 CL
Rear hub - DT Swiss 350 CL 54T
Front rim - NOBL TR33
Rear rim - NOBL TR33
Spokes - DT Swiss whatever
Nipples - Brass
Tyres - Rear - Mezcal 2.35 x 29
- Front - Michelin Wild AM 29x2.35


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Psyched to see this come together.

36.4 seat clamp in platinum is in stock.


Knows which side his bread is butthurt
You mean 34.9 clamp right? That’s a thick wall seat tube if not. I’ve got a new in packet polished Wolftooth in 34.9 I don’t think I’ll be using.


Likes Dirt
Psyched to see this come together.

36.4 seat clamp in platinum is in stock.
Mind reader, that's exactly what I have purchased. I got another One-Up post in 210mm, hard to go past at the price and there's not many alternatives.
Also I'm holding you personally responsible if the Bird is NFG
I was comparing it to my Norco on BikeInsights and there's fuck all difference. Maybe I should have painted it green and got a longer stem!


likes thicc birds
Christ, I hope you don't fan the flames like that idiot did!
Surely you learnt your lesson and decided to buy a bike that was manufactured within your covid radius with materials from within 3°of your latitude and longitude. You can't expect a manufacturer to support you if you don't.

In all seriousness I wouldn't really call myself a fanboy. I'm just a happy customer that thinks they could be a bit more visible in Australia as their bikes are awesome with good support and fair prices.