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NinerRIP 9
RDO 29 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike
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Description

Confidence booster.

While terrorizing the trials aboard the new RIP 9 you should most definitely rock a bell since other mountain bikers won't see you coming. For one, the handsome camo paint will have you blending in to your natural environment if you're at a moderate speed, and two, you'll be charging new lines so fast you'll be all but a blur on the singletrack. We're pretty sure that if you're reading this, either the bike's beautiful aesthetic caught your attention, or your looking to up your double-black diamond trail or park mastery and want a bike that doesn't hold back on the fast techy bits but isn't a pig to pedal on all-day epics. Pairing plush, long-travel suspension with big wheels is an instant recipe for fun and speed and with a solid and value-packed SRAM GX Eagle build and Rockshox Yari fork, with the RIP 9 RDO 29 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike you'll still have plenty left in the bank for summer road trips and enduro racing.

For this newest version, Niner makes the move to internal tubing for the cables and housings. Simply insert the housing at the front of the bike and without any fishing or cussing, it exits exactly where it's supposed to. This makes building the bike a treat and prevents any excuses from performing regular maintenance. Otherwise, the RIP 9 RDO retains the same all-mountain/enduro-oriented geometry, stiff RDO carbon fiber layup, CVA suspension platform with 150 millimeters of travel, the ability to accept 29-inch wheels as we have here, and 27.5+ wheels, and Boost rear axle spacing for unwavering tracking over chunky, rock-strewn trail sections. Boost spacing also affords the ability to clear wider 3.0-inch tires in 27.5+ format and with 29ers you'll clear 2.5-inch tires, which are quickly becoming the standard for grip and speed over the roughest terrain.

Having a peek at its geometry numbers, you'll find the RIP 9 RDO hits a pretty sweet spot with its 66.5-degree head tube angle that lends stability and confidence at high speed on steep descents, yet still remains nimble enough on climbs and tight trails. The same longer reach numbers return which pairs quite well with the wider bar shorter stem combos that are the rage and offer better handling at high speeds. Another measurement that hits an ideal number is the 17.3-inch chainstays which balance traction and climbing with nimbleness and responsiveness. We're consistently amazed at how well this bike climbs and it's due, in some part at least, to the steeper 75-degree seat tube angle that places you in an optimal position with your weight further over the bars so you can lay down the power on the climbs.

As this is a Niner after all, and two things remain pleasantly unchanged: it's Race Day Optimized (RDO) construction method and the Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension design. RDO involves an optimized compression process that eliminates resin pooling and imperfections and allows the design engineers precise control over wall-thicknesses. By reducing the imperfections, it makes for a more structurally sound frame with targeted control over the lay-up and wall thickness so Niner can reinforce structures where it's needed, and reduce material where it can save weight without sacrificing stiffness. The result allows for low weight and durability that's backed by a 5-year warranty that, unlike most brands, isn't voided by racing.

Niner wasn't satisfied with the suspension platforms on the market, especially for 29-inch wheels, when it sought out which designs to implement on its full-squish bikes, so it created its own. CVA suspension allows the 150mm to be fully active while going fast and braking, perfect for fast descending on loose trails with square-edge hits, yet remains surprisingly responsive when you punch the gas. Since it's optimized for bigger wheels it tends to ride higher in travel with a controlled mid-stroke that doesn't wallow under pedaling inputs and remains stable through rock gardens. It also isn't afraid to catch air on the trail or in the park, it's one wagon wheeler that isn't afraid to fly.

The frame's finishing details are everything you'd expect from the obsessive designers at Niner, and one of our favorite elements is the inclusion of a BSA threaded bottom bracket. PressFit shells might be lighter and easier to build a frame, but the exact tolerances of CNC-machined threads are still untouchable by today's composite technology. The threading means bearing cups install perfectly, bearings are better aligned, and it helps to silence the creaks and groans that so often plague PressFit models. Vulnerable frame bits are girded with titanium protection plates, and the frame also includes integrated battery storage in case you get the urge for electronic shifting down the trail.

  • RIP 9 RDO updated with undercover camo and solid build
  • Internal tube guides offer easy cable management
  • 6in of CVA travel melts rocky terrain and big hits
  • RDO carbon layup provides weight savings and optimal stiffness
  • Accepts 29in wheels, in this build, and 27.5+ for versatility
  • Accommodates electronic drivetrain routing and battery storage
  • Boost spacing clears 29 x 2.5in and 27.5 x 3.0in tires
  • BSA threaded bottom bracket for creak-free reliability
  • RockShox Yari fork and SRAM GX Eagle group work flawlessly and save some loot
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
RDO carbon fiber
Suspension
CVA
Rear Shock
FOX Float DPX2 Performance EVOL 3-position
Rear Travel
150mm
Fork
RockShox Yari RC Solo Air
Front Travel
160mm
Headset
Niner zerostack
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle GXP
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP
Bottom Bracket Type
English
Cassette
SRAM Eagle XG 1275
Cassette Range
10 - 50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle
Brakeset
SRAM Guide R
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
SRAM G2CS [front] 180mm, [rear] 160mm
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R
Handlebar Rise
20mm
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Niner Grrrips l/o
Stem
Race Face Aeffect R
Stem Length
50mm
Saddle
Niner Custom TR
Seatpost
KS LEV SI
Wheelset
Niner Alloy 29
Front Axle
15mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3c/EXO/TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II WT/3C/TR
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5in, [rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years on frame
Geometry

160mm Travel Fork

 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
16in17in19in21in
b Effective Top Tube
22.8in23.3in24.3in25.3in
c Stack
24.7in24.9in25.3in25.8in
d Reach
16.1in16.7in17.6in18.4in
e Stand Over
28in29in30.1in31.5in
f Head Tube
3.7in3.9in4.3in4.9in
g Head Tube Angle
66.566.566.566.5
h Seat Tube Angle
75757575
i Bottom Bracket Height
    
j Bottom Bracket Drop
1in1in1in1in
k Chainstay
17.3in17.3in17.3in17.3in
l Wheelbase
45.9in46.6in47.6in48.7in
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