Niner MCR 9 RDO 2-Star Shimano GRX 400
Shimano's budget-friendly, gravel-specific GRX400 parts kit pairs with Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in a value-priced gravel-grinding package.
- Shimano GRX400 gravel-specific drivetrain
- Niner wheels
- Niner seatpost and alloy stem
Ride faster, go farther, stay longer
50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions.
Niner added their CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform and is blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop-bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun.
The suspension question: asked and answered
Why forge the first drop-bar full-suspension bike? Because Niner Bikes was founded in 2005 with a simple goal. Making riding on the dirt a better experience, period. We’ve been pioneers in off road technology. First, it was the 29er wheel size. In 2008, it was Niner's Constantly Varying Arc full suspension design. In 2013, it was the first RLT gravel bikes, purpose-built for the demands of long days pedaling on rough surfaces.
Fourteen years later, the MCR 9 RDO is a natural extension of their original effort. When you ride one, you’ll see. More comfort, more confidence, more control, and more fun and freedom. By adapting high performance suspension for gravel, we believe the MCR 9 will allow gravel riders to pedal comfortably, powerfully, with more control and confidence over once-unthinkable surfaces. Nienr is proud to be the pioneers bringing full suspension to gravel bikes.
Gravel-tuned CVA suspension
At the heart of the MCR is Niner’s patented, proven, Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension system. It debuted in 2008 and has been incrementally refined ever since. But the fundamentals have not changed: CVA is stable yet supple while climbing and pedaling; sensitive and supportive going downhill; consistent and controlled in every situation.
For the MCR 9 RDO, we changed the suspension curve to emphasize performance for a seated, pedaling rider. It’s tuned to be especially sensitive to high frequency, low amplitude bumps, and more linear with less end-stroke progression. Configured as a short-travel system, we want riders to easily achieve full travel with less emphasis on big hits and bottom out resistance like you’d find on our mountain bikes.
In the MCR 9 RDO, we made the most sophisticated, tunable suspension system possible, with minimum unsprung weight. By suspending as much of the bike and rider mass as possible, we achieve the most sensitive, compliant ride possible. For the suspension to be effective for riders who are seated and pushing on the pedals, this was a critical piece of the full suspension puzzle to nail down.
Air springs are infinitely tunable to suit a wide range of riders and their gear. And oil damping is essential, both for controlling compression energy inputs from the rider and for dissipating rebound energy as the suspension recovers from bumps of all sizes.
|AVAILABLE FRAME SIZES||53CM, 56CM, 59CM
||AVAILABLE COLORS||OLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY|
|FRAME||NINER RDO CARBON FIBER: 50MM CVA SUSPENSION; FORGED ALLOY LINKS; ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; INTEGRATED FENDER; BOTTLE, BAG, AND RACK MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLE||FORK||FOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET|
|SHOCK||X-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUT||TUBES / SEALANT||TUBES|
|FRONT WHEEL||NINER CX ALLOY, CL 100 X12MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHIC||REAR WHEEL||NINER CX ALLOY, CL 142X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC|
|FRONT TIRE||SCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40||REAR TIRE||SCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40|
|BRAKES||SHIMANO GRX400||BRAKE LEVERS||SHIMANO GRX400|
|BRAKE ROTORS||SHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORS||CHAIN||SHIMANO HG54 10SP|
|FRONT SHIFTER||SHIMANO GRX400 2SP||REAR SHIFTER||SHIMANO GRX400 10SP|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO TIAGRA 4700||REAR DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO GRX400 10SP|
|CASSETTE||SHIMANO HG500 11-34||CRANKSET||SHIMANO TIAGRA RS400 50X34T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||PRESTINE PF30>24MM||SADDLE||NINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC|
|SEATPOST||NINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHIC||HANDLEBAR||EASTON EA50 AX|
|STEM||NINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHIC||HEADSET||NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40|
|GRIPS||NINER BAR TAPE||APPROXIMATE WEIGHT|