Niner RIP 9 RDO 2-Star 29" Mountain Bike

RIP 9 RDO 2-Star 29" Mountain Bike

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King of the Mountain

The trail taming RIP 9 RDO

For more than a decade, the RIP 9 RDO trail bike has ruled Niner's off-road lineup. This year, this flagship bike evolves again. Niner's 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.

Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet, thanks to Niner's 2-Star SRAM SX Eagle parts kit. Niner extracted every ounce of RIP 9 RDO performance at an affordable price level.

Key Features

  • Niner alloy wheels, 30mm internal width
  • FOX 36 Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 150mm travel
  • SRAM Level brakes

 

Nienr RIP 9 RDO bike frame

A little less travel, and a LOT more bike

The new RIP 9 RDO sports 140mm of CVA suspension on a light, stiff, strong RDO carbon frame. With a 150mm travel FOX 36 fork up front, a 66-degree head tube angle, and a 75.8-degree seat tube angle, we’re hitting the sweet spot of efficiency and capability. We also built in more standover clearance and a shorter seat tube to accommodate 170mm dropper posts.

By adding new Rib Cage struts across the front triangle, flattening 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.

Two bikes in one with geometry flip-chip

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 the steep 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, low BB, 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 to 65, 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.

Niner RIP 9 RDO mountain bike
Niner RIP 9 RDO mountain bike suspension

CVA suspension

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

Niner starts 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.

Niner RIP 9 RDO carbon mountain bike

Specifications

AVAILABLE FRAME SIZES SM, MD, LG, XL 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 RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
SHOCK FOX FLOAT X PERFORMANCE EVOL 2 POSITION W/ ADJUST TUBES / SEALANT STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)
FRONT WHEEL NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 110X15MM REAR WHEEL NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 148X12MM
FRONT TIRE SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SOFT 2.6 REAR TIRE SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.6
BRAKES SRAM LEVEL BRAKE LEVERS SRAM LEVEL
BRAKE ROTORS 180/180MM G2CS ROTORS CHAIN SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
FRONT SHIFTER N/A REAR SHIFTER SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
CASSETTE SRAM PG 1210 11-50T CRANKSET SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T, 170MM
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB BSA THREADED 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 SOFT COMPOUND APPROXIMATE WEIGHT 31.0 LBS
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