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Description

Trail performer.

Not only does Niner have the 29er mountain bike sectioned into every possible style from hardtails to full suspension rides, but it also offers them in steel, aluminum, and carbon. No other manufacturer can claim to have so many models and variations rolling on wagon wheels. And one piece of the Niner puzzle is the all-mountain, alloy, and 120mm-travel R.I.P. 9 1-Star Complete Mountain Bike.

Sporting longer travel then the cross-country focused Jet 9, the Niner R.I.P. 9 treats you with more composure when the trail gets unruly. By combining Niner’s CVA, twenty-niner-specific suspension design with extensive hydrofoming, forging, and CNC machining, the R.I.P. 9 keeps weight on the lighter side. And together, these manufacturing methods provide a plush and efficient ride quality for every variety of trail.

When Niner designed its Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension system to complement 29ers, it didn't adapt an existing 26 inch-wheeled platform. This meant that Niner was able to tweak the links and pivots in order to enhance the ride of big wheels. It placed extra stiff forged aluminum links in positions that isolated pedaling forces, while remaining fully active under all conditions. And because the lower link sits below the bottom bracket, and the CVA’s instant center is located in a virtual position ahead of the drivetrain, chain tension at the rear axle pulls the two linkages in opposite directions. This system effectively isolates the drivetrain from the rear triangle. So, when you press on the pedals, nothing's lost to compressing the suspension. Additionally, you won’t suffer any kickback from chainstay growth when you're pedaling through rock gardens.

Another key feature of the CVA is its low ratio of shock stroke to suspension movement. This decreases the amount of preload needed, which translates into smooth, effective damping and less drag on the seals. The R.I.P. 9 gets 4.5 inches of suspension travel out of the CVA design, and with its efficient power transfer, highly active nature, and plush travel, the R.I.P. 9 will easily crest difficult ascents, negotiate tight switchbacks, and provide eager handling. Niner specs the R.I.P. with a full complement of sealed cartridge bearings for smooth operation and minimal maintenance.

For the suspension, Niner drops a custom-valved Fox RP23 into the R.I.P. 9 to handle suspension motion and to provide outstanding bump compliance and damping. At the front end of the R.I.P. 9 1-Star build is a 120mm RockShox Sector RL fork. It features the proven dual air spring and Motion Control dampening with rebound and lockout, along with a 15mm Maxel for enhanced trail characteristics.

Driving the rear wheel is a SRAM S1000 crankset with 38/24 chainrings. It spins a 10-speed, PG1030 11-36t cassette with a KMC X10 chain. Gear selection is handled by SRAM X7 shifters, a X7 rear derailleur, and a X5 front. Keeping speed in check is a set of Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front and 160mm rear rotors.

This R.I.P. 9 rides on American Classic's Terrain wheels cased in low rolling resistance, 2.35in-wide Schawlbe Nobby Nic tires. This pairing provides the traction and velvety ride quality that's expected of 29ers. Finishing off the Star-1 build is a handful of alloy Niner components like the handlebar, stem, and seatpost that's been paired with a Niner branded WTB Volt Sport saddle.

The Niner R.I.P. 9 Star-1 Complete Mountain Bike is available in the color Raw and four sizes from Small to X-Large.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Suspension:
CVA
Rear Shock:
Fox Float RP23
Rear Travel:
120 mm
Fork:
RockShox Sektor
Front Travel:
120 mm
Headset:
1.125-1.5 - in
Shifters:
SRAM X7
Front Derailleur:
SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X7
Crankset:
38/24 SRAM S1000
Bottom Bracket:
73mm
Pedals:
not included
Cassette:
11 - 36 SRAM PG1030
Chain:
KMC
Brake Set:
Avid Elixir 1
Rotors:
[front] 180 mm, [rear] 160 mm
Handlebar:
Niner flat-top alloy
Stem:
Niner Alloy
Saddle:
WTB Volt
Seatpost:
Niner Alloy
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm
Wheelset:
American Classic Terrain
Tires:
Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Tire Size:
29 in x 2.35 in
Recommended Use:
all-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

Geometry chart

Niner Bikes

Geometry Chart

 

R.I.P. 9 RDO
120mm Travel Fork
 Seat Tube
(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 16.0in 23.1in 23.7in 16.1in 27.6in 3.9in 70.5 deg 73.5 deg 1.1in 17.7in 43.6in
M 18.1in 23.7in 24.5in 16.5in 29.4in 4.7in 70.5 deg 73.5 deg 1.1in 17.7in 44.3in
L 20.0in 24.5in 24.8in 17.1in 30.7in 5.1in 70.5 deg 73.5 deg 1.1in 17.7in 45.1in
XL 22.0in 25.4in 25.4in 17.7in 32.0in 5.7in 70.5 deg 73.5 deg 1.1in 17.7in 45.9in
140mm Travel Fork
 Seat Tube
(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 16.0in 23.1in 24.0in 15.7in 27.8in 3.9in 69.5 deg 72.5 deg 0.9in 17.7in 43.7in
M 18.1in 23.7in 24.8in 16.1in 29.6in 4.7in 69.5 deg 72.5 deg 0.9in 17.7in 113.3in
L 20.0in 24.5in 25.1in 16.7in 31.0in 5.1in 69.5 deg 72.5 deg 0.9in 17.7in 45.4in
XL 22.0in 25.4in 25.7in 17.3in 32.4in 5.7in 69.5 deg 72.5 deg 0.9in 17.7in 46.1in

Niner R.I.P. 9 RDO Geo

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