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    RIP 9 RDO 29

    Our reimagined 140mm-travel trail bike.

    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 2019, 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.

    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.

    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 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. 

    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

    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.

    CVA suspension

    Supple yet stable, and the confidence to drop into gnarly lines, knowing you’ll get consistency and control from top to bottom: that’s CVA suspension. Read More

    RDO carbon fiber

    Niner’s premium Race Day Optimized carbon fiber means more strength, higher stiffness, and less weight. Read More

    Full Sleeve cable guides

    No more fishin’. We built in end-to-end cable guides through the frame for easy installation and maintenance.

    Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings

    We use the smoothest, most durable pivot bearings in the industry. Made by Enduro, they’re built for life.

    Protection where you need it

    Factory installed, integrated frame protection to keep your ride safe from harm, even when you’re in over your head.

    Five year warranty

    Ride, race, rally. We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.

    Tire clearance

    Need room to roam? We got it. The RIP 9 RDO 29er has clearance to run your choice of 2.6-inch wide tires.

    Specifications

    Our top of the line, trail-slaying RIP 9 RDO frame meets the finest parts kit available. There’s nothing not to like when you add DT Swiss carbon wheels to the mix. Roll lighter and faster, go farther and stay longer. 

    • DT Swiss XMC 1200 wheels
    • FOX 36 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat, 150mm travel
    • FOX Float DPX2 Factory EVOL rear shock w/Kashima coat
    • SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
    Available frame sizesS, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSANTA FE SAND; MILLITARY GREEN / CEMENT GREY
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS ForkFOX 36 FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPX2 FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS XMC 1200, 6 BOLT, 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelDT SWISS XMC 1200, 6 BOLT, 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT REAR
    BrakesSRAM GUIDE RSCBrake leversSRAM GUIDE RSC
    Brake rotors180/180 SRAM CENTERLINE ROTORSChainSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM EAGLE XG 1295, 10-50T
    CassetteSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SPCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB 32T CNC RING
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB BSA THREADEDSaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostSDG TELLIS (S-125MM, M-150MM, L/XL-170MM)HandlebarRACE FACE NEXT R 800MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
    StemRACE FACE TURBINE R 40MM, 35MM CLAMPHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGEDApproximate weight

    With a SRAM Eagle drivetrain, Guide RSC brakes, and Stan’s wheels, the 4-Star RIP 9 RDO is guaranteed to make you grin. Every piece of the 4-Star build coaxes the best from our favorite frame.

    • Stan’s NoTubes Flow S1 wheels
    • FOX 36 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat, 150mm travel
    • SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
    • SRAM Guide RSC brakes
    Available frame sizesS, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSANTA FE SAND; MILLITARY GREEN / CEMENT GREY
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS ForkFOX 36 FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPX2 FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES FLOW S1, NEO HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES FLOW S1, NEO HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT REAR
    BrakesSRAM GUIDE RSCBrake leversSRAM GUIDE RSC
    Brake rotors180/180 CENTERLINE ROTORSChainSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM EAGLE XG 1295, 10-50T
    CassetteSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SPCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB 32T CNC RING
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB BSA THREADEDSaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostSDG TELLIS (S-125MM, M-150MM, L/XL-170MM)HandlebarRACE FACE NEXT R 800MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
    StemRACE FACE TURBINE R 40MM, 35MM CLAMPHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGEDApproximate weight

    Expect the best from SRAM’s GX Eagle drivetrain. Mated to our RIP 9 RDO frame and custom-tuned FOX Factory suspension, every feature is fully expressed.

    • Stan’s NoTubes Flow S1 wheels
    • FOX 36 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat
    • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
    • SRAM Guide R brakes
    Available frame sizesS, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSANTA FE SAND; MILLITARY GREEN / CEMENT GREY
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS ForkFOX 36 FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPX2 FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES FLOW S1, NEO HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES FLOW S1, NEO HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT REAR
    BrakesSRAM GUIDE RBrake leversSRAM GUIDE R
    Brake rotors180/180MM SRAM G2CS ROTORSChainSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM EAGLE XG 1275, 10-50T
    CassetteSRAM GX EAGLE 12SPCranksetSRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB BSA THREADEDSaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostSDG TELLIS (S-125MM, M-150MM, L/XL-170MM)HandlebarRACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
    StemRACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMPHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON FLANGEDApproximate weight

    Hit the trail, minus the hit to your wallet. Thanks to SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain, we bring every ounce of RIP 9 RDO performance to an affordable price level. Time to stop? SRAM Level brakes are there for you.  

    • FOX 36 Rhythm Grip EVOL, 160mm
    • FOX Float DPX2 Performance EVOL rear shock
    • SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
    • SRAM Level brakes
    Available frame sizesS, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSANTA FE SAND; MILLITARY GREEN / CEMENT GREY
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS ForkFOX 36 FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPX2 PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITIONTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelNINER ALLOY, 110X15MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHICRear wheelNINER ALLOY, 148X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
    Front TireMAXXIS MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2C/EXO/TR 2.5 WT REAR
    BrakesSRAM LEVELBrake leversSRAM LEVEL
    Brake rotors180/180MM G2CS ROTORSChainSRAM NX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM NX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM PG 1230 11-50T
    CassetteSRAM NX EAGLE 12SPCranksetSRAM NX EAGLE DUB 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB BSA THREADEDSaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostSDG TELLIS (S-125MM, M-150MM, L/XL-170MM)HandlebarRACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
    StemRACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMPHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON FLANGEDApproximate weight

    Build it your way with the RIP 9 RDO frame-only option. RDO carbon fiber keeps the platform light and stiff, Full Sleeve internal cable routing makes it easy to build, and Boost hub spacing gives you freedom for all the wheel and tire options you could want.

    • Rib Cage struts for stiffness
    • Seatpost size 30.9 (34.9 seat collar)
    • Fox Live Valve and Shimano Di2 compatible
    • 73mm threaded BB; 1x single chainring only
    Available frame sizesS, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSANTA FE SAND; MILLITARY GREEN / CEMENT GREY
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS 

    Last call for summer...

    Join our graphic designer (and ex-pro rider) Nate Adams as he gets out on his RIP 9 RDO for one last late season session in the high country.

    Bikes, Beers, and Bears

    What happens when a black bear wanders through a RIP 9 RDO photo shoot? Fortunately everyone lived to tell the tale, and even brought back a few pictures.

    Jamaica, mon! 

    Niner rider Kirt Voreis and photographer Ian Hylands visited Jamaica and explored the riding culture there. Hint - it’s outstanding!