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    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike

    RKT 9 RDO RS

    Race Spec Rocket

    Race ready: RKT 9 RDO RS

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

    Prepare for launch with the RKT 9 RDO RS, our original carbon fiber cross-country bike. With a 100mm suspension fork and 90mm of highly efficient, patented CVA suspension travel, this singletrack missile is made for race-day missions and lofty podium landings. It’s agile frame geometry, and stiff, responsive RDO carbon fiber construction are made for medaling.

    Niner RKT 9 RDO Bike Frame

    Fit to go faster

    The legendary RKT 9 RDO RS 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 to 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 are paramount when quickness is your priority. So our RKT 9 RDO RS frame geometry offers nimble handling with a 100mm travel suspension fork, a 71-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.

    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    CVA suspension

    With 90mm of tuned rear suspension travel in the RKT 9 RDO RS, paired with a 100mm travel fork, this bike is meant for pure speed. This short-travel version of our famous RKT platform is perfect for XC racing, quick handling, and efficient pedaling. It’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke and resists pedal bobbing. Plus, remote front- and rear-suspension lockouts on the 4- and 5-star builds (remote fork-only lockouts on 3- and 2-star builds) give instant control to the rider when every pedal stroke counts.

    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.

    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.

    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    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.

    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    Lock out suspension, lock in speed

    The RKT 9 RDO RS features remote handlebar lockouts for the front fork and CVA rear suspension.
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    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    Short travel, race ready

    Our race-ready RKT comes with a lightweight, 100mm-travel suspension fork for the ultimate in world cup, course-taming agility.

    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.
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    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    Tire clearance

    Need room to roam? We got it. The RKT 9 RDO RS has space for 29x2.3” tires.
    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    Lifetime warranty

    Ride, race, rally. We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.
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    Close up on the frame of the RKT 9 RDO RS mountain bike

    RDO carbon fiber

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

    Specifications

    Our 5-Star X01 Eagle AXS kit is the ultimate, high-end cross-country build for a purebred cross-country race bike. With a remote rear shock lockout, 100mm FOX 32 SC fork, plus DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline® wheels and a SRAM AXS drivetrain, this is the premium XC athlete's build.

    • DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline® 25 carbon wheels
    • FOX Factory suspension with remote lockouts
    • Niner RDO carbon bar and stem 
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS XRC SPLINE 25 CENTERLOCK 110X15MMRear wheelDT SWISS XRC SPLINE 25 CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM RATCHET EXP 36
    Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    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, 10-52T RAINBOWCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB, 32T
    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/O SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight24.7 lbs

    Prepare for liftoff with a 5-star SRAM X01 Eagle build for our purebred XC race bike. With a remote shock lockout, 100mm travel suspension fork, plus DT Swiss XRC 1501 Spline 30 wheels and a SRAM drivetrain, this is the classic XC athlete's build.

    • DT Swiss XRC 1501 Spline® ONE wheels
    • FOX Factory suspension with remote lockout
    • Niner RDO carbon bar and stem
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS XRC 1501 SPLINE® ONE, CENTERLOCK, 110X15MM Rear wheelDT SWISS XRC 1501 SPLINE® ONE, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM, RATCHET EXP 36
    Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    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, 10-52TCranksetSRAM 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/O SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight23.7 lbs

    This 4-Star Shimano XT RKT 9 RDO RS is dressed for success with a proven parts kit, FOX Factory suspension with remote lockout, and DT Swiss XR1700 Spline 25 wheels. There's no excuse not to race for the podium.

    • DT Swiss XR1700 Spline® 25 wheels
    • FOX Factory suspension with Kashima coat and remote lockouts
    • Shimano XT 2-piston "race" brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS XR1700 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 110X15MM Rear wheelDT SWISS XR1700 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM
    Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    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 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 SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight24.1 lbs

    Expect the best from our fan favorite 3-star SRAM GX Eagle kit. Mated to the RKT 9 RDO RS frame and FOX Performance Elite suspension, every feature of our premier carbon cross-country bike is fully expressed.

    • DT Swiss X1900 Spline 25 wheels
    • FOX 32 Float Factory EVOL fork
    • SRAM G2 brakes
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT 4 W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK 110X15MM FRONTRear wheelDT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    BrakesSRAM G2 RBrake leversSRAM G2 R
    Brake rotors180/160MM CENTERLINE X ROTORSChainSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
    CassetteSRAM GX EAGLE XG1275 10-52TCranksetSRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB, 32T
    Bottom bracketSRAM DUB 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 NYLON SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight24.7 lbs

    Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet. Thanks to SRAM’s outstanding SX Eagle drivetrain, we extract every ounce of RKT  9 RDO RS performance at an affordable 2-star price level.

    • Niner alloy 25mm inner width wheels
    • FOX 34 SC Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 100mm travel
    • Schwalbe Racing Ray and Racing Ralph tires
    Available frame sizesXS, S, M, L, XLAvailable colorsSATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
    FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 32 FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
    ShockFOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITIONTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelNINER ALLOY, 110X15MM Rear wheelNINER ALLOY 25MM, 148X12MM
    Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    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 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 NYLON SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight26.2 lbs

    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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