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    MCR 9 RDO

    The Magic Carpet Ride - available now!

    Ride faster, go farther, stay longer

    50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions.

    By adding our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we’re 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 dirt a better experience, period. We’ve been pioneers in off road technology. First, it was the 29er wheel size. In 2008, it was our 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 our 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. We’re 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.  

    Control and comfort, for confidence like no other

    The MCR 9 is more than a gravel bike. It doesn’t skitter and skate through corners. It doesn’t buck you out of the saddle when you pedal through washboards, ruts, and cobblestoned stream
    crossings. And descending rough roads at speed is not a white-knuckle fear fest.

    Why? Because it doesn’t rely simply on tire pressure and undamped frame flex for suspension. Thanks to suspension, the MCR 9 encourages sitting deep in the saddle and pedaling powerfully through chop. It hugs the ground and tracks corners like a slot car. It’s planted and confident on high speed descents. It leaves you fresher, with more energy and less wasted effort, by isolating you from intrusive bump inputs.

    If light weight, endless uphills, and ruthless efficiency is your thing, our RLT 9 gravel bike series is your jam. If steep, rough descents and straight up singletrack figures prominently in your plans, consider the RKT 9 RDO mountain bike.

    But if you want an entirely new outlook on gravel,one that marries the confidence and comfort of a mountain bike with the efficiency and fit of a gravel bike, hop on this Magic Carpet for the ride of your life.

    Nine things you need to know

    1. 50mm of stable yet supple CVA suspension with a refined curve for small bump performance and full travel.
    2. Rear shock lockout with handlebar remote; fork lockout.
    3. RDO carbon fiber main frame and rear triangle with forged, 1-piece linkages.
    4. Integrated rear fender protects suspension components.
    5. 11 fixed mounting points for frame bags, bottles, and more.
    6. Removable front derailleur mount, for 2x and 1x chainring options.
    7. Durable, long-lasting Enduro Max “Black Oxide” pivot bearings.
    8. Clearance for 700x50c and 650b x 2.0 tires.
    9. End-to-end, Full Sleeve internal cable guides including
    dropper post routing and integrated frame protection.

    Room to roam

    Niner gravel bikes have room to fit 700x50c tires (or 650b x 2.0).

    Integrated frame mounts

    You’ll be hard-pressed to run out of room for all your gear. Multiple threaded mounts to fit custom bags, bottles, racks, fenders, lights, and more.

    Interchangeable wheel size

    Niner gravel bikes are designed to fit both 700c and 650b wheels, for ultimate versatility and adaptability to suit any adventure.

    Gravel-tuned CVA suspension

    Supple yet stable, and tuned for gravel. Our patented, proven Constantly Varying Arc system is adapted for the specific demands of gravel.

    Lifetime Warranty

    We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, search out a gravel road you’ve always wanted to explore.

    Integrated fender

    Cut the crud with the integrated frame fender. An optional bolt-on extension is available for even more coverage.

    Specifications

    SRAM's AXS parts kit meets our groundbreaking MCR 9 RDO frame. With Stan's CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on.

    • SRAM wireless electronic shifting
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels
    • Easton carbon handlbar
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSRAM FORCE HRD FMBrake leversSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
    Brake rotorsSRAM CLX R 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM FORCE 12SP
    Front shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXSRear shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
    Front derailleurSRAM FORCE ETAP AXSRear derailleurSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
    CassetteSRAM XG 1270 12SP 10-33TCranksetSRAM FORCE DUB 48X35T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EC70 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's flagship GRX parts kit meets our top of the line, gravel grinding RLT 9 RDO frame. With Stan's carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on.

    • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting with Easton 2x crank
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800 REAR; SHIMANO SLX M7100 FRONTBrake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's flagship GRX parts kit meets our groundbreaking MCR 9 RDO frame. With Stan's CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on.

    • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting with Easton 1x crank
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels
    • KS LEV dropper post
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800 REAR; SHIMANO SLX M7100 FRONTBrake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO GRX812 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO XT HG8000 11SP 11-42TCranksetEASTON EA90 42T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostKS LEV SI DROPPERHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit pairs with Stan's Grail S1 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting with 2x Easton crank
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels 
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800 REAR; SHIMANO SLX M7100 FRONTBrake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-32TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit pairs with Stan's Grail S1 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting with 1x Easton crank
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels 
    • KS LEV dropper post
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800 REAR; SHIMANO SLX M7100 FRONTBrake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-42TCranksetEASTON EA90 42T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostKS LEV SI DROPPERHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    SRAM's standout Rival parts kit mates with Stan's Grail S1 wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar to complete a high performing, outstanding value package.

    • SRAM Rival shifting with Easton cranks.
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels 
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSRAM RIVAL HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL HRD
    Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
    Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 2SPRear shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 11SP
    Front derailleurSRAM RIVAL YAW WITH CHAIN SPOTTERRear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 22SP
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetSRAM RIVAL 22SP YAW 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30 ALLOY THREAD TOGETHERSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    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
    Available frame sizes53CM, 56CM, 59CM
    Available colorsOLIVE GREEN/BLACK/ORANGE OR BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY
    FrameNINER 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 AXLEForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT AX PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 40MM, 100X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockX-FUSION MICROLITE RL W/ REMOTE LOCKOUTTubes / SealantTUBES
    Front wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 100 X15MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHICRear wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 142X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX400Brake leversSHIMANO GRX400
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG54 10SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX400 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO TIAGRA 4700Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
    CassetteSHIMANO HG500 11-34CranksetSHIMANO TIAGRA RS400 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30>24MMSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    MCR Prototype

    You finish an epic gravel ride and it feels like the ride nearly finished you. After logging some serious hours in the saddle you end up rubbing sore feet, hands and lower back.

    Update: MCR Full Suspension Gravel Bike

    Following the official reveal of the MCR 9 RDO at the Sea Otter Classic, we’ve been hard at work finalizing the details on this new Niner. We’re happy to report that the bike is scheduled for early November delivery.