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    Niner RKT 9 RDO - 2 Star SRAM SX Eagle

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    Gray/Orange
    Satin Carbon/Magnetic Gray

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    TRAIL-READY FOR LIFT OFF

    Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet. Thanks to SRAM’s outstanding SX Eagle drivetrain and Niner's 2-Star build kit, they extract every ounce of RKT 9 RDO trail-country performance at an affordable price level.

    On the racecourse or on the trail, this RKT is ready to launch
    Niner made their original RKT 9 more versatile with a stout 120mm suspension fork and slightly slacker geometry. Hammer the racecourse 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.

    RIDER TYPE: Trail, Cross Country
    MAX WHEEL SIZE: 29"
    SIZE RANGE: XS, S, M, L, XL

    COLORS: Grey/Orange and Satin Carbon Black/Magnetic Grey

    • Niner alloy wheels, 25mm inner width
    • FOX 34 SC Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 120mm travel
    • SRAM Level brakes

    "Niner is making a statement with the RKT that the 29er is still the best platform for building a fast, lightweight, and racy mountain bike." - singletracks


    - FEATURES - 

    The original, amplified

    Niner’s legendary RKT 9 RDO is famous for lightweight, efficient pedalling and quick handling. It’s been proven since its inception on racecourses 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 outback.

    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, a 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 behaviour on descents.

    Stiffness, efficiency, lightweight, and durability are all critical. That’s why Niner uses 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 pedalling 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.

    - NINER TECHNOLOGY -

    • Room to Roam
      Need room to roam? Niner has it. The RKT 9 RDO has space for 29x2.3” 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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
    5'0" to 5'0" 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

    - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -

    Frame NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGS
    Fork FOX 34 SC FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 120MM, 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, 25MM INTERNAL, 110X15MM
    Rear-wheel NINER ALLOY, 25MM INTERNAL, 148X12MM
    Front Tire SCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35
    Rear Tire SCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
    Brakes SRAM LEVEL
    Brake Levers SRAM LEVEL
    Brake rotors 180/160MM G2CS ROTORS
    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 PG 1210 11-50T
    Crankset SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T
    Bottom bracket SRAM DUB PF30
    Saddle NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
    Seatpost NINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    Handlebar NINER FLAT TOP ALLOY, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
    Stem NINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHIC
    Headset NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
    Grips NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON FLANGED SOFT COMPOUND
    Approximate weight 26.7 LBS

    - NINER GEOMETRY -

    Fork Travel (mm)* (100mm / 120mm)
    XS  SM MD LG XL
    Top Tube Length 555/559 570/574 590/594 610/614 630/634
    Head Tube Angle 70.5°/69.5° 71°/70° 71°/70° 71°/70° 71°/70°
    Head Tube Length 95 100 110 120 130
    Seat Tube Angle 74.5°/73.5° 74.5°/73.5° 74.5°/73.5° 74.5°/73.5° 74.5°/73.5°
    Seat Tube Length 381 406 457 509 559
    Bottom Bracket Drop 35/28 35/28  35/28 35/28  35/28
    Chainstay Length 440 440 440 440 440
    Wheelbase 1074/1080 1084/1090 1103/1111 1125/1132 1146/1152
    Standover Height 696/703 702/710 728/739 763/773 802/812
    Reach 393/383 406/396 424/413 441/431 458/448
    Stack 584/590 591/597 600/607 609/617 619/626

    - 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.