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King of the Mountain
Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet, thanks to our 2-Star SRAM SX Eagle parts kit. We extract every ounce of RIP 9 RDO performance at an affordable price level.
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.
RIDER TYPE: Trail, Enduro, All-Mountain
MAX WHEEL SIZE: 29"
SIZE RANGE: S, M, L, XL
COLORS: Baja Blue/Silver, Santa Fe Sand, and Satin Carbon
- Niner alloy wheels, 30mm internal width
- FOX 36 Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 150mm travel
- SRAM Level brakes
“We grew very fond of the Niner Rip 9 RDO. Not just because it’s the best Niner that’s ever been made (in our opinion) but because it’s a damn good bike. We love the looks; from the tube profiles to the colors and stance. It’s a pretty sick little machine. The stiffness and playfulness are real standout features. The bike sort of asks for you to abuse it and to kick and drift the back wheel as much as you can.” - LOAM WOLF
- FEATURES -
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.
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 behaviour 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
Niner starts 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.
- NINER TECHNOLOGY -
Room to Roam
Need room to roam? Niner has it. The RIP 9 RDO 29er has clearance to run your choice of 2.6-inch wide tires.
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.
RDO Carbon Fiber
Niner’s premium Race Day Optimized carbon fiber means more strength, higher stiffness, and less weight.
Full Sleeve Cable Guides
No more fishin’. Niner built-in end-to-end cable guides through the frame for easy installation and maintenance.
Enduro Max Black Oxide Pivot Bearings
Niner uses 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.
Ride, race, rally. Niner has you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.
- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -
|Frame||NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 140MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS|
|Fork||FOX 36 FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET|
|Shock||FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITION|
|Tubes/Sealant||STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)|
|Front-wheel||NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 110X15MM|
|Rear-wheel||NINER ALLOY, 30MM INTERNAL, 148X12MM|
|Front Tire||SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SOFT 2.6|
|Rear Tire||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.6|
|Brake Levers||SRAM LEVEL|
|Brake rotors||180/180MM G2CS ROTORS|
|Chain||SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Rear shifter||SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Cassette||SRAM PG 1210 11-50T|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB BSA THREADED|
|Saddle||NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC|
|Seatpost||KS LEV SI (S-125MM, M-150MM, L/XL-175MM)|
|Handlebar||RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP|
|Stem||RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMP|
|Headset||NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40|
|Grips||NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON FLANGED SOFT COMPOUND|
|Approximate weight||31.3 LBS|
- NINER GEOMETRY -
|Top Tube Length||573/574||596/598||622/624||650/653|
|Head Tube Angle||66°/65°||66°/65°||66°/65°||66°/65°|
|Head Tube Length||90||95||100||115|
|Seat Tube Angle||75.8/75.2°||75.8/75.2°||75.8/75.2°||75.8/75.2°|
|Seat Tube Length||376||406||446||496|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||32/39||32/39||32/39||32/39|
- BIKE SIZING -
Looking for the perfect size? Check out our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form and one of our experts will help you out!
For riders who fall between sizes, Niner recommends sizing down for a more maneuverable ride or sizing up for more stability.
|Rider Height||Frame Size|
|5'0" to 5'5"||XS|
|5'3" to 5'9"||S|
|5'8" to 6'0"||M|
|5'11" to 6'3"||L|
|6'3" to 6'7"||XL|
- WARRANTY -
We're an authorized Niner dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Niner's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a lifetime frame warranty. For full details, click here.