We're excited to announce updated Star Build kits for the 2021 model year, plus a new RIP 9 RDO color: the striking Silver/Baja Blue. There's never been a better time to scroll through the options and pick out your favorite.
One of the biggest changes in the Niner build kits is the addition of Schwalbe Tires as our tire partner of choice. From the updated mountain bike line with Addix rubber compounds and reinforced casings to the proven G-One gravel tires, we're confident that Schwalbe is right for our range. As a side benefit, our sponsored athletes Kyle Warner and Kirt Voreis are both riding Schwalbe mountain bike tires.
Another new development in our line is the growing presence of DT Swiss as our wheel partner. The value and technology that DT has brought to the wheel world is unbeatable. With the carbon and aluminum range offering better rims, better hubs, and more options than ever before, it was a natural progression for us to offer more DT Swiss in our lineup.
On the gravel side, there are more build options than ever before. Most significantly, the number of single-chainring choices has exploded. In fact, with the development of wider 1x gearing spreads, the single-ring drivetrain is now our default. We still have 2-chainring front cranks at the 5- and 4-star level, but the other builds are 1x, all the way.
Also on the gravel side are more options in the 650b wheel size. All our gravel bikes can accommodate either wheel size and the frames are not any different between the various options. But we've added a 650b build at the 4-star and 3-star levels.
No matter what you're looking for in the year ahead, we have a Niner to meet your needs! Visit your local dealer or bounce around our website to find the best bike for your next adventure.