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    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike

    RKT 9 RDO

    Rocket powered fun

    Trail-ready for liftoff  

    On the race course or on the trail, this RKT is ready to launch

    We made our original RKT 9 more versatile with a stout 120mm suspension fork and slightly slacker geometry. Hammer the race course or hit the trails with a pedal friendly bike that’s not afraid to get rowdy going down. With 90mm of efficient CVA rear suspension, you’ll be quickest to the top of the climbs, yet pay no penalty going down.

    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike Frame

    The original, amplified

    Niner’s legendary RKT 9 RDO is famous for light weight, efficient pedaling and quick handling. It’s been proven since inception on race courses around the world. Riders rave about lightning-quick responsiveness, instant acceleration, and supple suspension.

    Yet for many riders, a race is simply a great reason to get out for a long weekend, ride some trails, and mingle with friends after the event. You could say it’s a party up front and business out back.

    With that in mind, we’re building our race-ready RKT 9 RDO bikes with premium 120mm suspension forks. This RKT is fast enough to mix up the lead group in a marathon, yet fun enough for an all-day epic on the day after. Thanks to a stiffer front fork, longer travel, and slacker geometry, you can confidently attack the course both uphill and downhill.

    CVA suspension

    Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, suspension design is a short dual-link, four-bar system unique to Niner, developed in house and patented. It’s built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending.

    With 90mm of tuned travel in the RKT 9 RDO, it’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke yet supportive in the mid-stroke, which gives riders a platform for pumping and popping off terrain. Going down, it’s consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA shocks are tuned for consistent, confidence-inspiring behavior on descents.

    Stiffness, efficiency, light weight, and durability are all critical. That’s why we use Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings, rigid, machined aluminum linkages, and high end fasteners to hold it all together. If you’re going to bother pedaling a full-suspension bike, you’d best make sure it’s made to work right, all the time.

    RDO carbon fiber

    Any race bike worth its weight these days is made from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is common, but care, quality and attention to detail are not. In our quest to make the best bikes, we’re not cutting any corners. Niner Race Day Optimized carbon fiber is a cut above.

    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. Not only are Niner frames stronger, but we can also build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased stiffness, outstanding durability, and less weight.

    Trail tuned

    The RKT 9 RDO has a stiff, tunable, 120mm-travel suspension fork for the ultimate in “trail-country” capability.

    Enduro MAX Black black oxide pivot bearings

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

    Need room to roam? We got it. The RKT 9 RDO has space for 29x2.3” tires.

    Lifetime warranty

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

    RDO carbon fiber

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

    Di2-ready, full-sleeve internal cable routing

    Keep it tidy and clean with ports for internally routed cables. Ready for Di2 and a dropper post if you choose.

    Specifications

    Add SRAM AXS wireless electronic shifting, DT Swiss XMC carbon wheels, and a FOX 34 fork to our capable XC bike, and you're ready for launch. This RKT is light, fast, and tough.

    • Stan's Arch CB7 carbon wheels
    • SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
    • FOX SC 34 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork, 120mm travel
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSRAM G2 ULTIMATEBrake leversSRAM G2 ULTIMATE
    Brake rotors180/160 CENTERLINE X ROTORSChainSRAM XX1 EAGLE 12SP RAINBOW
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM AXS EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM X01 AXS EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM EAGLE XG 1299, 10-50T RAINBOWCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB, 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER RDO SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/OApproximate weight

    Our flagship XC bike gets a rocket boost with the addition of Shimano’s best component group. This limited edition parts selection includes DT Swiss XRC carbon wheels, and Race Face NEXT R carbon cranks

    • DT Swiss XRC 1200 carbon wheels
    • Race Face NEXT R carbon cranks
    • Shimano XTR M900 2-piston “race” brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS XRC 1200, CENTERLOCK, 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelDT SWISS XRC 1200, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSHIMANO XTR M9100Brake leversSHIMANO XTR M9100
    Brake rotors180/160 MT900 ROTORSChainSHIMANO XTR M9100 W/ QUICKLINK
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSHIMANO XTR M9100 12SP I-SPEC EV
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO XTR M9100 SGS 12SP
    CassetteSHIMANO XTR M9100 12SP, 10-51TCranksetRACEFACE NEXT R CARBON 12SP, 32T
    Bottom bracketRACE FACE PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER RDO SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/OApproximate weight

    This is the ultimate, high-end cross-country build. With the lightweight RKT 9 RDO foundation, plus Stan’s Arch CB7 wheels and a SRAM drivetrain, this is the classic XC athlete's build.

    • Stan's Arch CB7 carbon wheels
    • FOX 34 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork, 120mm travel
    • Niner bar and stem
    Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSRAM G2 RSCBrake leversSRAM G2 RSC
    Brake rotors180/160 CENTERLINE ROTORSChainSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM X01 EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM EAGLE XG 1295, 10-50TCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB 32T CNC RING
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER RDO SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/OApproximate weight

    This 4-Star RKT 9 RDO is dressed for success with a proven Shimano XT drivetrain and DT Swiss X1900 wheels. No excuses - get out and ride!

    • DT Swiss X1900 wheels
    • FOX Factory suspension with Kashima coat
    • Shimano XT 2-piston "race" brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSHIMANO XT M8100, METAL PAD W/ FINBrake leversSHIMANO XT M8100
    Brake rotors180/160 MT800 ROTORSChainSHIMANO XT M8100 W/ QUICKLINK
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSHIMANO XT M8100 12SP I-SPEC EV
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO XT M8100 SGS 12SP
    CassetteSHIMANO XT M8100 12SP, 10-51TCranksetRACEFACE NEXT R CARBON 12SP, 32T
    Bottom bracketRACEFACE PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER RDO SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLONApproximate weight24.1 lbs

    Expect the best from Shimano's new XT drivetrain. Mated to the RKT 9 RDO frame and FOX Performance Elite suspension, every feature of our premier carbon cross-country bike is fully expressed.

    • DT Swiss X1900 wheels
    • FOX 34 SC Float Performance Elite FIT 4 EVOL fork, 120mm travel
    • Shimano XT 2-piston "race" brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITIONTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, DT370 CENTERLOCK HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSHIMANO XT M8100, METAL PAD W/ FINBrake leversSHIMANO XT M8100
    Brake rotors180/160MM SM-RT70 ROTORSChainSHIMANO SLX M7100 W/ QUICKLINK
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSHIMANO XT M8100 12SP I-SPEC EV
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO XT M8100 SGS 12SP
    CassetteSHIMANO SLX M7100 12SP, 10-51TCranksetRACEFACE TURBINE 12SP, 32T
    Bottom bracketRACEFACE PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGEDApproximate weight25.2 lbs

    Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet. Thanks to SRAM’s outstanding SX Eagle drivetrain, we extract every ounce of JET 9 RDO performance at an affordable price level.

    • Niner alloy wheels
    • FOX 34 SC Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 130mm travel
    • SRAM Level brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsORANGE OR CARBON/GREEN
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS 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 REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSRAM LEVELBrake leversSRAM LEVEL
    Brake rotors180/160MM G2CS ROTORSChainSRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM PG 1210 11-50TCranksetSRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP ALLOY, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGEDApproximate weight26.7 lbs

    Build it your way with the RKT 9 RDO frame-only option. The RDO carbon frame is ready for the best parts you can hang on it. Nearly any drivetrain you can imagine is within reach, and Boost hub spacing gives you freedom for all the wheel and tire options you could want.

    • Niner RDO carbon fiber, can fit 29x2.3” tires
    • Seatpost size 30.9 (34.9 seat collar)
    • Compatible with multiple drivetrain options
    • Integrated Niner SHIS IS42/28.6/IS52/40 headset
    • 73mm PF30 BB shell
    Available frame sizesXS , S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsOrange/black or Carbon/green
    FrameNiner RDO carbon fiber, 90mm CVA suspension, aluminum rocker links, Enduro Max pivot bearings

    We make every effort to publish accurate build specs, however Niner Bikes reserves the right to make substitutions or changes to bike assembly specification at any time without notice or warning. Published approximate weights are for size medium (53cm) and may vary by +/- 5% due to manufacturing tolerances.

    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike Specs

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