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    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike

    RKT 9 RDO

    Rocket power.

    Race ready: RKT 9 RDO

    The lightweight, 90mm-travel XC race bike that started a revolution. 

    Prepare for launch with the RKT 9 RDO, our carbon fiber cross-country bike. With 90mm of highly efficient, patented CVA suspension travel, accurate and agile frame geometry, and stiff, responsive RDO carbon fiber construction, this singletrack missile is made for race-day missions and lofty podium landings.

    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike Frame

    Fit to go faster

    The legendary RKT 9 RDO is made to get you there - FAST. Niner’s first bicycles were designed for the demands of cross-country racing and we’ve applied all our knowledge gleaned from a decade of development into this machine. From sprint races to multi-day marathons, this bike is built for all the speed, all the time. When pedaling is your passion, look no further for a platform to support your quest.

    Agility and accuracy in the frameset are paramount when quickness is your priority. So our RKT 9 RDO frame geometry produces nimble handling with a 70-degree head tube angle and short, 439mm chainstays. On the steepest climbs, a 74.5-degree seat tube helps to keep your hips firmly forward over the bottom bracket. 

    But for some riders, it’s party up front, business in the back. With that in mind, we’re speccing our RKT 9 RDO bikes with premium 120mm suspension forks. 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.

    Tire clearance

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

    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.

    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

    Di2-ready, Internal cable routing

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

    Five year warranty

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

    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.

    Tire clearance

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

    Specifications

    This is the ultimate, no-holds-barred, 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 lightest kit in the lineup.

    • Stan’s NoTubes ARCH CB7 rims with Neo Ultimate hubs
    • FOX 34 SC Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat, 120mm travel
    • SRAM X1 Eagle carbon crankset 
    • SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
    • SRAM Guide RSC brakes
    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 bearingsForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 51MM 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 GUIDE RSCBrake leversSRAM GUIDE 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 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 weight24.6lbs / 10.4kg*

    Prepare for liftoff on your 4-Star RKT. A light, stiff FOX 34 120mm travel suspension fork, SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, and Stan’s Arch S1 wheels leave you with no excuses to skip a ride or miss the podium.

    • Stan’s NoTubes Arch S1 wheels
    • FOX 34 SC Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat, 120mm travel
    • Niner RDO Flat Top handlebar
    • SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
    • SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
    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 bearingsForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 51MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH S1, NEO HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH S1, NEO HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSRAM GUIDE RSCBrake leversSRAM GUIDE RSC
    Brake rotors180/160 SRAM 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 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 weight24.6lbs / 11.2kg*

    Expect the best from SRAM’s GX Eagle drivetrain. Mated to our RKT 9 RDO frame and FOX 34 Factory suspension, every feature of this XC ripper is fully optimized. 

    • Stan’s NoTubes Arch S1 wheels
    • FOX 34 SC Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork w/Kashima coat, 120mm travel
    • Niner RDO Flat Top handlebar
    • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
    • SRAM Guide R brakes
    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 bearingsForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY FIT4 EVOL, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 120MM, 110X15MM, 51MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH S1, NEO HUB 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES ARCH S1, NEO HUB 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS REKON 3C/EXO/TR 2.4 WT FRONTRear tireMAXXIS REKON RACE 2C/EXO/TR 2.25 REAR
    BrakesSRAM GUIDE RBrake leversSRAM GUIDE R
    Brake rotors180/160MM SRAM G2CS ROTORSChainSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM EAGLE XG 1275, 10-50TCranksetSRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLONApproximate weight25.1lbs / 11.4kg*

    Hit the race course without hitting your bank account. Thanks to SRAM’s outstanding NX Eagle drivetrain, we can bring every ounce of RKT 9 RDO performance to an affordable price level. 

    • FOX 34 Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL suspension fork, 120mm
    • Niner Alloy bar and stem
    • SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
    • SRAM Level brakes
    • Niner alloy wheels, Boost spacing, 
    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 bearingsForkFOX 34 FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 120MM, 110X15MM, 51MM 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 SRAM G2CS ROTORSChainSRAM NX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM NX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM NX EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM PG 1230 11-50TCranksetSRAM NX EAGLE DUB 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP ALLOY, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLONApproximate weight27.9lbs / 12.7kg*

    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
    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike Specs

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