Niner RIP 9 RDO 29 - 3 Star GX Eagle


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King of the Mountain

Expect the best from Niner's most popular build kit, the 3-Star SRAM GX Eagle. Mated to the RIP 9 RDO frame and FOX Float Factory suspension, every feature of our most capable trail bike is fully expressed.

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

  • DT Swiss M1900 wheels
  • FOX 36 Float Factory GRIP 2 EVOL fork w/150mm travel
  • SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain and brakes

“The new RIP makes quick and comfortable work of the climbs, yet it’s a merciless shredder on the descents. It seems to work better and better the harder you hit it. Instead of being just another step down the narrow path of more travel = more capability, the new RIP 9 is here to seek a higher purpose. It’s here to have fun.” - BIKE MAG

Size
Color
Baja Blue/Silver
Santa Fe Sand
Satin Carbon

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lifetime Warranty
    Ride, race, rally. Niner has you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.

- 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
5'3" to 5'9" S
5'8" to 6'0" M
5'11" to 6'3" L
6'3" to 6'7" XL

- 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 FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, KASHIMA COAT, 150MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
Shock FOX FLOAT DPX2 PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITION W/ADJ, KASHIMA COAT
Tubes/Sealant STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)
Front wheel DT SWISS M 1900 SPLINE 30, CENTERLOCK, 110X15MM
Rear wheel DT SWISS M 1900 SPLINE 30, CENTERLOCK 148X12MM
Front Tire SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SOFT 2.6
Rear Tire SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX
Brakes SRAM G2 R
Brake Levers SRAM G2 R
Brake rotors 180/180MM CENTERLINE X
Chain SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
Front shifter N/A
Rear shifter SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
Front derailleur N/A
Rear derailleur SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
Cassette SRAM EAGLE XG 1275 10-52T
Crankset SRAM DESCENDANT 7K 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 30.9 LBS

- NINER GEOMETRY -

Flip Chip Position (High Mode / Low Mode)
SM MD LG XL
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
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435
Wheelbase 1160/1160 1181/1182 1208/1209 1240/1241
Standover 682/675 712/705 744/734 769/763
Reach 420/413 440/433 465/458 490/483
Stack 610/614 615/619 619/623 633/637

- 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.

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