Why We Like The RIP E9 3-Star e-Bike
There’s a bliss to mid-summer riding days when the sun stays up well past dinner and our fitness has finally come out of its spring slumber. For making the most of those hours of daylight, the Niner RIP e9 provides a pedal-assist platform in a trail-ready 150mm travel bike, allowing us to ride farther and faster to maximize our saddle time. Trails that used to be out of reach are now well within our domain, and the climbs that left us dreading another lap are now simply a chance to enjoy the views. The RIP e9 amplifies everything we love about mountain biking, so we enjoy the ride more than ever.
Niner built the RIP e9 alloy frame around 29in wheels, able to roll over any obstacle that comes your way and carry speed through the turns. The overall geometry is true to similarly trail-built rigs, with an ultra-slack 64degree headtube angle to keep the handling stable at speed and a 76.5degree seat tube for efficiency and comfort on the pedal sections. The rear utilizes a Horst link four-bar suspension system and 150mm RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus shock for Niner’s supple yet stable suspension feel in an e-bike platform.
In designing the RIP e9, Niner turned to the experts at Bosch, as their pedal-assist platform has become the pinnacle of e-bike systems. The 625Wh motor provides an estimated range of 80km, plenty of distance for even our most ambitious days. Up front, the Bosch Purion display makes it simple to switch between power modes as well as check charge level, so you never end up stranded without a shuttle home, unlike that time your pal bailed on the ride. Five drive modes provide the assistance you need for any given scenario, from turbo to eco to walk-assist for a little nudge when getting your bike from point A to B. Bosch’s PowerTube battery is nestled into the downtube of the RIP e9, with an integrated bash guard to protect against any wayward rocks or roots. The Bosch CX motor provides an even and available torque with a maximum of 85Nm and 20mph for the sportiest sections. Even torque means less of the e-bike feel of yesteryear with a wrenching to get up to speed. The RIP’s alloy frame helps with the motor’s already superior temperature regulation to avoid overheating.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- A pedal-assist mountain bike to ride further and faster
- Bosch motor with five drive modes for every situation
- Alloy frame is durable and helps with motor temperature regulation
- Trail-ready geometry maintains stability at speed
- SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain and Guide RE brakes for precise shifting and stopping
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