2-Day Shipping Arrives by Christmas * See Details

Niner RIP 9 RDO SLX Fox Complete Bike - with Stans Wheels

Niner RIP 9 RDO SLX Fox Complete Bike - with Stans Wheels
Sale $3,575.00$5,500.00 35% Off

Item # NNR0085

Find your size
|

Note: Actual inseam is not the same as pant inseam.How to measure

Recommended Size

We recommend a size in this bike.

EditMore details

Our size calculator is a starting point for finding the right size for you. To get personal advice talk to one of our fit experts at 1.888.276.7130 or chat now

Select options
  • Select options
  • Orange, M ($3,575.00)
  • Orange, XL ($3,575.00)
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns
Item # NNR0085

Description

King of the mountain.

Easily the most capable machine in Niner's line, the RIP 9 RDO SLX Fox Complete Mountain Bike blurs the line between aggressive trail machine and brawny enduro sled with its steamrolling 29er wheels paired with 150-millimeters of plush CVA suspension and a long, slacked-out geometry that screams of confidence when the trail gets fast and rowdy. This particular version is kitted out with the workhorse dependability of a Shimano SLX drivetrain, alongside a 160mm Fox 36 Factory Fork for rock-devouring confidence and a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 shock for luxury car-like plushness out back.

As you'd expect from modern trail bikes pushing towards the longer and slacker end of the riding spectrum, the RIP 9 RDO has a long-reach, roomy cockpit paired with a shorter stem for quick-handling confidence when you're maneuvering around trail obstacles and cleaning tight switchbacks. The 67-degree head tube angle gives the RIP 9 RDO a balanced feel that's both confident at charging bigger lines, yet one that retains nimble handling along sweeping berms and tight sections of trail—both areas where long-travel 29ers are usually lacking in adeptness and skill. Another figure to note is its relatively steep 75.5-degree seat tube angle, which places you in an optimal position to lay power down on tricky climbs.

Another aspect of the latest redesign for the RIP 9 RDO lies in its ability to accept the voluminous rubber of 27.5+ wheels thanks to its Boost rear axle spacing. Increasing the rear axle to 148mm enables the RIP 9 to readily accept massive 2.8in tires should you feel the need to add another wheel size to your riding arsenal. If you're content with the provided 29-inch wheels, you'll find it easily clears a 29 x 2.4in rear tire, which defines the new standard for aggressive trail riders seeking a balance between rolling speed and grip.

Despite all of the changes above, Niner's Race Day Optimized (RDO) construction process remains the same as previous versions and model years. This is a good thing, as Niner's compaction method presses out any excess resin and compacts the carbon down to a precise wall thickness. This gives Niner control over where the carbon material is used, as well as letting the engineers reduce weight where it's not critical for strength or stiffness. Ultimately, you'll find the RIP 9 RDO frame is exceptionally lightweight, resoundingly stiff, and exhibits optimal ride quality—all characteristics desired in an aggressive bike of this caliber.

The Constant Varying Arc (CVA) suspension also remains virtually unchanged, and that's great if you're seeking a bike that's pleasantly efficient while you're pedaling yet surprisingly plush and active while tracking over rocks, roots, and bigger obstacles. CVA's counteracting linkages make this all possible, with the bottom linkage pulling downward to negate squat, while the upper linkage remains free to react to changing terrain contours and bigger impacts. In this particular application, you'll find the RIP 9 RDO's 150 millimeters of CVA travel is more than enough for the burliest trails and steepest descents you can find, smoothing out trail chatter nicely, as well as soaking up the biggest drops and obstacles standing in your path.

  • Niner's most capable trail machine for aggressive riders
  • Updated geometry is long and slack for high-speed composure
  • 150mm of CVA suspension for big-hit compliance on rowdy trails
  • RDO carbon frame is exceptionally light, stiff, and strong
  • Adaptable to 27.5+ wheels with its Boost rear spacing
  • Shimano SLX components offer workhorse reliability
  • Stan's Flow MK3 wheels for aggressive trail riding
  • Di2-compatible routing and integrated battery storage

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
RDO carbon fiber
Suspension:
CVA
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Rear Travel:
150mm
Fork:
Fox Factory 36 with Fit HSC/LSC damper
Front Travel:
160mm
Shifters:
Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG-05
Crankset:
Race Face Turbine
Bottom Bracket:
73mm BSA threaded
Cassette:
11 - 46t Shimano SLX, 11-speed
Brakeset:
Shimano SLX M7000
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Handlebar:
Race Face Aeffect, 35mm
Grips:
Niner Grrrips lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Aeffect 35mm clamp
Saddle:
Niner Custom w/Cr-Mo rails
Seatpost:
KS Lev Integra dropper
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Wheelset:
Stans Flow MK3
Hubs:
Stans Neo
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis DHF, [rear] Maxxis DHR II
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 Chart

Niner

Geometry Chart

 

RIP 9 RDO
160mm 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 16in 22.7in 24.6in 16.3in 27.9in 3.7in 67o 75.5o 1.1in 17.3in 45.8in
M 17in 23.3in 24.8in 16.9in 28.8in 3.9in 67o 75.5o 1.1in 17.3in 46.4in
L 19in 24.2in 25.1in 17.7in 30in 4.3in 67o 75.5o 1.1in 17.3in 47.4in
XL 21in 25.3in 25.7in 18.6in 31.3in 4.9in 67o 75.5o 1.1in 17.3in 48.5in
170mm 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 16in 22.8in 24.7in 16.1in 28in 3.7in 66.5o 75o 1in 17.3in 45.9in
M 17in 23.4in 24.9in 16.7in 29in 3.9in 66.5o 75o 1in 17.3in 46.5in
L 19in 24.3in 25.2in 17.5in 29.7in 4.3in 66.5o 75o 1in 17.3in 47.5in
XL 21in 25.3in 25.8in 18.4in 31.5in 4.9in 66.5o 75o 1in 17.3in 48.7in

Reviews & Community

REVIEWS

Write a review

    Add a:
  • Photos
  • Videos

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

Familiarity:

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Submit ReviewCancel

What year is this Niner R.I.P. SLX?

Also, is the 5 year warranty good from date of purchase or date of the build?

Hey Kevin,



The bike is a 2017 and the warranty is good from purchase date.