Niner has been hard at work on their R.I.P. 9. Boasting 125mm of travel, carbon chassis, ISCG-05 chainguide tabs, and more. Check out the details from Niner inside.
R.I.P. 9 RDO
R.I.P. 9 RDO
125MM of travel
Rally Blue RDO Carbon, Fox Float CTD Kashima, 142MM Maxle, ISCG 05, Carbon Links
Rotating on Enduro Black Oxide Bearings
CARBON FULL SUSPENSION FROM THE 29ER-ONLY MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPANY
125MM OF PATENTED CVA SUSPENSION IS EFFICIENT IN EVERY CHAINRING
COMPATIBLE WITH 120–140MM FORKS
TUNED FOR CVA – FOX FLOAT CTD SHOCK WITH KASHIMA COAT
REMOVABLE ISCG 05 TABS AND OFFSET LINKAGE DESIGN FOR CHAINGUIDE COMPATIBILITY
CARBON SUSPENSION LINKAGE AND UNIQUE NINER ALLOY HARDWARE
142MM X 12MM REAR SPACING
142 x 12mm
TRAIL BIKE 29
“Quiver Killer” meets carbon. 2 years in development, Niner’s highly anticipated and requested carbon trail bike finally
makes an appearance. The R.I.P. 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner’s rigorous carbon design,
engineering and testing standards. Our alloy R.I.P. 9 has over 30 glowing media reviews for ride quality and handling – the
R.I.P. 9 RDO takes these characteristics and ups the ante with carbon frame, linkages, ISCG compatibility and additional
The R.I.P. 9 RDO features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 125mm of fully
active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA Fox Float CTD Factory Shock with Trail Adjust
and Kashima Coat. For those seeking the technical advantages of 29” wheels combined with pedaling efficiency across
all chainring combinations (not just the middle ring), CVA™ is the front-runner. The result? A faster, smoother ride up and
down the trail.
To progress as a rider you need predictability, balance and nimble handling and Niner is the company that first made fun trail bike 29ers a reality. Climbing or descending, the geometry of the R.I.P. 9 RDO is tuned to keep you in control and ready to conquer new terrain at every turn. The R.I.P. 9 RDO is intended for 120 to 140mm forks, allowing riders to further fine tune the ride.
Our robust R&D program – computer modeling, physical prototype testing (both in-house and at independent testing facilities), and hours of riding by skilled and abusive individuals make us confident that the R.I.P. 9 RDO will exceed your expectations. We maintain that our carbon fiber development rivals the best in the bike industry and to back it up we offer our C5 warranty (five year) and a standard-setting commitment to customer service.
The increased surface area of a tapered headtube allows for a larger downtube, increasing strength and rigidity at this critical intersection. Tapered fork steerer tubes measurably reduce fork deflection, which means your Niner tracks straight and true. The full spectrum of riders from XC racers to All Mountain shredders benefit from these features which is why we incorporate the technology in all our new frames. The R.I.P. 9 RDO lets you take full advantage of increased steering precision as you negotiate your daily dose of singletrack.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
When you are in the backcountry, the details are what take your ride into the sublime. The trim and sexy carbon links
rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for awesome lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper
post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style and an integrated
replaceable skid plate lets you try that optional line with confidence. The R.I.P. 9 RDO features more tire clearance, full
housing internal cable routing for a clean look and precision-machined alloy interfaces for the bottom bracket, direct-
mount front derailleur and brake caliper post mounts.
R.I.P. 9 RDO frames and bikes will be shipping in March before the mountain trails melt.
Complete bikes will be offered with limited edition top-end build kits.