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Niner WFO 9 RDO - 3 Star SRAM GX Eagle AXS - 2022

Niner WFO 9 RDO - 3 Star SRAM GX Eagle AXS - 2022

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A LEGEND REBORN

THE WFO 9 RDO: It's back!!

More than a decade since its first release, the Niner WFO 9 RDO is redesigned and drawing on years of 29-inch mountain bike evolution. Reborn with 170mm of stable CVA suspension, a 180mm-travel fork, adjustable geometry, increased frame stiffness, and Niner's signature RDO carbon fiber, the new generation of WFO 9 RDO is an enduro-ready brawler with the pedaling prowess to get you to the top in style. 

The 3-Star SRAM GX Eagle AXS LTD build takes the performance and value of the fan favorite 3-Star SRAM GX Eagle and adds the speed and convenience of electronic shifting.  Fox Factory suspension and DT Swiss wheels complete an outstanding parts pick for the WFO. 

Niner's 170mm-travel, 29er Enduro bike.

RIDER TYPE: Full Suspension MTB
WHEEL SIZE: 29"
SIZE RANGE: S, M, L 

COLORS: Hot tamale, Fade to black

  • SRAM GX Eagle electronic 12-speed shifting
  • Schwalbe Magic Mary and Hans Dampf tires
  • SRAM Code R brakes

Loyal Ninerds feared that it was extinct forever. But the WFO 9 RDO was only dormant, lying in wait, evolving and mutating to reemerge as the apex predator of long-travel 29ers.

- FEATURES -

The brawny big brother in Niner's family tree

With Niner's signature Rib Cage struts across the front triangle, flattening of the top and down tubes, widening the main rocker link pivot, and beefing up the rear triangle, the entire bike is stiff 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 on the top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection and twisting under torsional load. Finally, crossmembers in the rocker link and swingarm keep the rear of the bike on lockdown. 

Genetically engineered for "just right" geometry

Niner dialed in a "just right" geometry chart for the WFO 9 RDO. It's low and slack by nature, but not so slouchy as to kick you out of contention on the steepest climbs. 

The native low geometry is optimized for all-out, top to bottom, brake-rotor-bluing descents. A 64-degree head tube angle combined with the low BB and long top tube scream "stability" even as eye-watering speeds.

Yet the wheelbase isn't so rangy as to prevent tight, uphill transitions when the need arises. And a 77-degree seat tube angle keeps your weight centered over the bottom bracket for composed climbing.

If your daily dose of dirt includes more pedaling, tighter corners, and sneaky sniper rocks, you might want a higher bottom bracket and steeper head tube angle. Not to worry - the built-in flip-chip seatrstay pivots allow riders to raise the BB by a full 9mm and steepen the geometry by 0.7 degrees. 

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. Courtesy of careful leverage ratio tuning, 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.

CVA suspension is 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

Carbon fiber is common, but care, quality and attention to detail are not. Niner RDO carbon fiber is a cut above. Niner starts with the best raw carbon grades layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. Niner's process employs rigid internal molds in construction and results in a tighter, more consistent carbon fabric compaction. The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. They can build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased strength, outstanding durability, and less weight.

- NINER TECHNOLOGY -

  • 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.

- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -

Frame

NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 170MM TRAVEL, GEO FLIP CHIP, RIB CAGE CONSTRUCTION, FULL SLEEVE CABLE ROUTING, ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS

Frame fittings and mounts

1 BOTTLE CAGE IN FRONT TRIANGLE

Fork

FOX 38 FLOAT FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, KASHIMA COAT, 180MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET

Rear suspension travel

170MM

Shock

FOX FLOAT X2 FACTORY EVOL, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR 2 POSITION, KASHIMA COAT

Maximum front suspension

180MM

Tubes/Sealant

STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)

Fork offset

44MM

Front wheel

DT SWISS E 1900 SPLINE, ALUMINUM CLINCHER, 30MM INTERNAL, 110X15MM, CENTERLOCK

Shock size

205X65MM TRUNNION

Rear wheel

DT SWISS E 1900 SPLINE, ALUMINUM CLINCHER, 30MM INTERNAL, 148X12MMCENTERLOCK, RATCHET SYSTEM LN

Shock Mounting Hardware

UPPER - M10 X 54 TRUNNION, LOWER M8 X 25MM

Front Tire

SCHWALBE MAGIC MARY EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SOFT 2.6

Suggested Shock Sag

0% (19.5MM)

Rear Tire

SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SOFT 2.6

Seatpost Size

30.9

Brakes

SRAM CODE R

Sear Collar Size

34.9

Brake Levers

SRAM CODE R

Cable Routing

INTERNAL

Brake rotors

200/200 CENTERLINE ROTORS

Front derailleur

N/A

Chain

SRAM GX EAGLE 12 SP

Headset size

SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40

Front shifter

N/A

Pivot bearing specs

(8X) 26 X 17 X 5MM ENDURO BO MAX, (2X) 26 X 17 X 10MM ENDURO DOUBLE ROW, (2X) 22 X 10 X 6MM ENDURO BO MAX

Rear shifter

SRAM GX EAGLE AXS 12SP

Chainring compatibility

1X

Front derailleur

N/A

Maximum chainring size

36T

Rear derailleur

SRAM GX EAGLE AXS 12SP WITH BATTERY COVER

Q-factor

N/A

Cassette

SRAM EAGLE XG 1275, 10-52T

ISCQ compatibility

ISCG 05

Crankset

SRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB, 32T, 170MM

Bottom bracket type

BSA THREADED

Bottom bracket

SRAM DUB BSA THREADED

Biocentric compatible?

N/A

Saddle

NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC

Brake mount type

POST MOUNT (180MM MIN ROTOR)

Seatpost

KS LEV SI (S-125MM, M-150MM, L-175MM)

Maximum rear rotor size

203MM

Handlebar

RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP

Rear wheel spacing

12 X 148MM

Stem

RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM, 35MM CLAMP

Rear wheel through axle spec

12 X 182MM, M12 X P1.0, L15MM

Headset

NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40

Front wheel axle spacing

N/A

Grips

NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON SOFT COMPOUND

Front wheel through axle spec

N/A

Approximate weight


Max tire size

29 X 2.6

- NINER GEOMETRY -

SM MD LG
Top Tube Length (high mode) 573 595
625
Top Tube Length (low mode) 575 597 627
Head Tube Angle    (high mode) 64.7° 64.7° 64.7°
Head Tube Angle    (low mode) 64.0° 64.0° 64.0°
Head Tube Length 90 95 100
Seat Tube Angle    (high mode) 77.7° 77.7° 77.7°
Seat Tube Angle    (low mode) 77.0° 77.0° 77.0°
Seat Tube Length 390 419 462
Bottom Bracket Drop    (high mode) 19
19 19
Bottom Bracket Drop    (low mode) 28
28 28
Chainstay Length Actual 433
433 433
Horizontal Chainstay 432 432 432
Wheelbase  (high mode) 1203
1225
1257
Wheelbase    (low mode) 1205
1227 1259
Standover    (high mode) 732 734 755
Standover    (low mode) 725 727 748
Reach    (high mode)
437 457 487
Reach    (low mode) 430 450 480
Stack    (high mode) 621 626 630
Stack    (low mode) 626 631 635

- 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!

Niner recommends sizing down for a more maneuverable ride or sizing up for more stability for riders who fall between sizes.

Rider Height Frame Size
5'3" to 5'9" S
5'8" to 6'0" M
5'11" to 6'3" L

- 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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