Niner RKT 9 RDO 3-Star 29er Carbon Mountain Bike
Expect the best from Shimano's new XT drivetrain. Mated to the RKT 9 RDO frame and FOX Performance Elite suspension, every feature of our premier carbon cross-country bike is fully expressed.
- DT Swiss X1900 wheels
- FOX 34 SC Float Performance Elite FIT 4 EVOL fork, 120mm travel
- Shimano XT 2-piston "race" brakes
Trail-ready for liftoff
On the race course or on the trail, this RKT is ready to launch
Niner made their original RKT 9 more versatile with a stout 120mm suspension fork and slightly slacker geometry. Hammer the race course or hit the trails with a pedal friendly bike that’s not afraid to get rowdy going down. With 90mm of efficient CVA rear suspension, you’ll be quickest to the top of the climbs, yet pay no penalty going down.
The original, amplified
Niner’s legendary RKT 9 RDO is famous for lightweight, efficient pedaling and quick handling. It’s been proven since inception on racecourses around the world. Riders rave about lightning-quick responsiveness, instant acceleration, and supple suspension.
Yet for many riders, a race is simply a great reason to get out for a long weekend, ride some trails, and mingle with friends after the event. You could say it’s a party up front and business out back.
With that in mind, Niner built their race-ready RKT 9 RDO bikes with premium 120mm suspension forks. This RKT is fast enough to mix up the lead group in a marathon, yet fun enough for an all-day epic on the day after. Thanks to a stiffer front fork, longer travel, and slacker geometry, you can confidently attack the course both uphill and downhill.
Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, suspension design is a short dual-link, four-bar system unique to Niner, developed in house and patented. It’s built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending.
With 90mm of tuned travel in the RKT 9 RDO, it’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke yet supportive in the mid-stroke, which gives riders a platform for pumping and popping off terrain. Going down, it’s consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA shocks are tuned for consistent, confidence-inspiring behavior on descents.
Stiffness, efficiency, lightweight, and durability are all critical. That’s why Niner uses Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings, rigid, machined aluminum linkages, and high end fasteners to hold it all together. If you’re going to bother pedaling a full-suspension bike, you’d best make sure it’s made to work right, all the time.
RDO carbon fiber
Any race bike worth its weight these days is made from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is common, but care, quality, and attention to detail are not. In our quest to make the best bikes, we’re not cutting any corners. Niner Race Day Optimized carbon fiber is a cut above.
Niner starts with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, their process employs rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon fabric.
The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. Not only are Niner frames stronger, but we can also build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased stiffness, outstanding durability, and less weight.
|AVAILABLE FRAME SIZES||XS, SM, MD, LG, XL||AVAILABLE COLORS||ORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN|
|FRAME||NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGS||FORK||FOX 34 SC FLOAT PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET|
|SHOCK||FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITION||TUBES / SEALANT||STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 110X15MM FRONT||REAR WHEEL||DT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 148X12MM REAR|
|FRONT TIRE||MAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONT||REAR TIRE||MAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR|
|BRAKES||SHIMANO XT M8100, METAL PAD W/ FIN||BRAKE LEVERS||SHIMANO XT M8100|
|BRAKE ROTORS||180/160MM SM-RT70 ROTORS||CHAIN||SHIMANO SLX M7100 W/ QUICKLINK|
|FRONT SHIFTER||N/A||REAR SHIFTER||SHIMANO XT M8100 12SP I-SPEC EV|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||N/A||REAR DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO XT M8100 SGS 12SP|
|CASSETTE||SHIMANO SLX M7100 12SP, 10-51T||CRANKSET||RACEFACE TURBINE 12SP, 32T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||RACEFACE PF30||SADDLE||NINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC|
|SEATPOST||NINER CARBON SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC||HANDLEBAR||NINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC|
|STEM||NINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHIC||HEADSET||NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40|
|GRIPS||NINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGED||APPROXIMATE WEIGHT|