RIP 9 RDO 27.5 3-STAR SRAM GX EAGLE
Expect the best from our most popular 3-Star GX Eagle build kit. Mated to the RIP 9 RDO frame and FOX Float Factory suspension, every feature of our most capable trail bike is fully expressed.
- DT Swiss M1900 wheels
- FOX 36 Float Factory GRIP 2 EVOL fork w/150mm travel
- SRAM G2 R brakes
King of the Mountain -- The trail taming RIP 9 RDO
For more than a decade, the RIP 9 RDO trail bike has ruled our off-road lineup. For 2021, this flagship bike evolves again. Our do-it-all trail bike hits the sweet spot with 140mm of consistent, controlled CVA suspension, progressive and adjustable geometry, and increased frame stiffness. Plus it’s got more standover for 170mm dropper posts, longer reach, and a shorter head tube. More versatile and capable than ever before, reach for your RIP to tackle any trail.
Breaking our own rules to give you the best ride possible.
We’ve gone and done it. We built the most badass non-niner Niner ever made. Why didn’t we just make a 29er that also fits 27.5-inch wheels? Well because we aren’t willing to compromise. If we’re going to do something so big (or should we say, small?) and something so contrary to our brand history, damnit, we’re doing it the right way. There are compromises in making frames to fit multiple wheel sizes and we just weren’t willing to do that.
Why the small wheels, after a decade-long commitment to 29ers?
Riders have told us that they love the stable yet supple, consistent and controlled behavior of our CVA suspension. They love the brand. They love the designs. But they want more standover, less rotating weight, and the fast handling, quick draw agility of 27.5ers.
We’ve applied every bit of our big-wheel know how to this new RIP. And after riding it, we’re so glad we expanded our minds (and our rides) to include the 29er’s more playful little brother.
The longest, lowest, and slackest Niner ever made
Thanks to the flip chip, two different geometries mean two bikes in one. The high mode geo is perfect for everyday trail riding. This bike launches uphill and over technical terrain, thanks to CVA suspension and a steep, 75.8-degree seat tube angle. When you’re all out of breath, turn around and point it down. Drop in with confidence thanks to the long reach and slack, 66-degree head tube angle.
The RIP’s low mode brings out its rock star, party down personality. By slacking out the head angle a full degree and lowering the bottom bracket 7mm, the RIP transforms into a whole new bike that’s perfect for chairlift days, shuttle sessions and backcountry excursions with long, rowdy descents.
We also built in more standover clearance and a shorter seat tube to accommodate 170mm dropper posts.
A little less travel, and a LOT more bike.
The new RIP sports 140mm of CVA suspension on a light, stiff, strong RDO carbon frame. With new Rib Cage struts across the front triangle, flattening of the top and down tubes, widening the main rocker link pivot, and beefing up the rear triangle, the entire bike is stiffer from front to back. The struts reduce bottom bracket deflection while keeping the upper portion of the front triangle supple and compliant. And the wide, flat surfaces found on Niner’s top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection (twisting) under torsional load.
Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, is built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending. Courtesy of a new higher overall leverage ratio, starting off at 3.0 and ending right around 2.3 for an average of 2.55, off the top it’s easier to set the shock in motion and overcome static friction. It’s also more supportive in the midstroke, holding the rider higher up in travel.
Going down, it’s consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA is tuned for consistent, confidence-inspiring behavior on descents. It’s perfectly balanced, so the result is stable yet supple, active, ground-hugging traction in every situation - cranking uphill, ripping downhill, and everywhere in between.
RDO carbon fiber
We start with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, our 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. We can build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased strength, outstanding durability, and less weight.
|AVAILABLE FRAME SIZES||SM, MD, LG||AVAILABLE COLORS||SILVER/BAJA BLUE OR SATIN CARBON|
|FRAME||NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS||FORK||FOX 36 FLOAT PERFORMANCE ELITE, GRIP 2 EVOL, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, 150MM, 110X15MM, 37MM OFFSET|
|SHOCK||FOX FLOAT DPX2 FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ADJST, KASHIMA COAT||TUBES / SEALANT||STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT SWISS M1900 SPLINE 30, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 110X15MM FRONT||REAR WHEEL||DT SWISS M1900 SPLINE 30, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 148X12MM REAR|
|FRONT TIRE||MAXXIS MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT FRONT||REAR TIRE||MAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT REAR|
|BRAKES||SRAM G2 R||BRAKE LEVERS||SRAM G2 R|
|BRAKE ROTORS||180/180MM CENTERLINE X||CHAIN||SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP|
|FRONT SHIFTER||N/A||REAR SHIFTER||SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||N/A||REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP|
|CASSETTE||SRAM EAGLE XG 1275, 10-52T||CRANKSET||SRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB 32T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB BSA THREA||SADDLE||NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC|
|SEATPOST||KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM)||HANDLEBAR||RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP|
|STEM||RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMP||HEADSET||NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40|
|GRIPS||NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON FLANGED SOFT COMPOUND|
|FRAME FITTINGS||ALL SIZES HAVE 1 BOTTLE CAGE MOUNT INSIDE FRONT TRIANGLE||REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL||140MM|
|MAXIMUM FRONT SUSPENSION||150MM (37MM OFFSET)||SHOCK SIZE||210 X 55, METRIC|
|SHOCK MOUNTING HARDWARE||UPPER - M8 X 30MM, LOWER - M8 X 25MM||SUGGESTED SHOCK SAG
||30% - MOVES THE O-RING|
|SEATPOST SIZE||30.9||SEAT COLLAR SIZE||34.9|
|CABLE ROUTING||INTERNAL, FULL SLEEVE GUIDES; INTERNAL DROPPER POST ROUTING, DI2 AND FOX LIVE VALVE COMPATIBLE||FRONT DERAILLEUR||N/A|
|HEADSET SIZE||1.125" X 1.5" TAPERED ZERO STACK HEADSET INCLUDED, 44MM UPPER, 56MM LOWER, CANE CREEK DESCRIPTION: ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40||PIVOT BEARING SPECS||SEALED CARTRIDGE ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE BEARINGS|
|CHAINRING COMPATIBILITY||COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD 1X SYSTEMS||MAXIMUM CHAINRING SIZE||34T WITH 52MM CHAINLINE, 168MM MINIMUM Q FACTOR|
|BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE||73MM THREADED||BRAKE MOUNT TYPE||POST MOUNT|
|MAXIMUM REAR ROTOR SIZE||180MM||REAR WHEEL SPACING||148X12MM|
|REAR WHEEL THROUGH-AXLE SPEC||M12X1.75PX182L||FRONT WHEEL AXLE SPACING||110X15MM|
|MAX TIRE SIZE||27.5X2.8" (TIRE SIZES VARY BY BRAND, SOME MAY NOT FIT)|