|I met Sid years ago when we were both traveling around NZ, at that point we were basically both long haired hippies, living in our cars at night and hitting Queeny's dream track during the day. One of us races World Cups now...and one of us is writing this article, guess who is who? - K.Landry - Artbarn Film Director|
Sid is one of those guys. You know - the guys you want to hate because they are naturally so good at anything and everything. The guys that make 30 foot drops on trail bikes look easy - Sid is that guy. One of those guys that has a degree, yet works 40-50 hours a week banging nails so he can race World Cups. One of those guys that regularly clocks KOMs after work, in a town full of professional recreationalists who gun for those KOM's all day everyday.
Yup. Sid is THAT
Nine Point Eight Inc. ( 9point8
) was established by a group of riders who wanted more: more performance, more optimization more intelligent design. Which is quite serendipitous, as they also happen to be top design engineers in extremely technical (read: non-mountain bike
) fields. Dedicated to excellence in design, and abhorrent of compromise, this group is set about designing, engineering, prototyping and testing (lots, and lots of testing
) superior bicycle components. 9point8 is located in Ancaster, Ontario, and all of their products are designed, tested and assembled in Canada to the highest standards of quality.
Like Sid, 9point8 is one of those companies who with every project, naturally do better then their competitors. Case in point: the new Fall Line dropper post, which is out now! The Fall Line dropper has 150mm travel and offered in 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters, with an intuitive thumb lever that can be mounted in many different orientations.
Available for purchase now from select dealers and direct online at www.9point8.ca