Niner RIP 9 RDO 29 - 2-Star - Satin Carbon - 2021
For more than a decade, the RIP 9 RDO trail bike has ruled Niner's off-road lineup and for 2019, this flagship bike evolved again. The do-it-all trail bike hits the sweet spot with 140mm of consistent, controlled CVA suspension, progressive and adjustable geometry, and increased frame stiffness. With a 150mm travel FOX 36 fork up front, a 66-degree head tube angle, and a 75.8-degree seat tube angle, this bike is a true king of the mountain.
By adding new Rib Cage struts across the front triangle, flattening the top and down tubes, widening the main rocker link pivot, and beefing up the rear triangle, the entire bike is stiffer 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 found on Niner’s top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection (twisting) under torsional load.
Thanks to the flip chip, two different geometries mean two bikes in one. The high mode geo is perfect for everyday trail riding. This bike launches uphill and over technical terrain, thanks to CVA suspension and the steep seat tube angle. The RIP’s low mode brings out its rock star, party hard personality. By slacking out the head angle a full degree to 65, and lowering the bottom bracket 7mm, the RIP transforms into a whole new bike that’s perfect for chairlift days, shuttle sessions and backcountry excursions with long, rowdy descents.
- CVA suspension so you can drop into gnarly lines with confidence
- Race Day Optimized carbon fiber is strong and stiff while maintaining low weight
- End-to-end full sleeve cable guides for easy installation and maintenance
- Smoothest most durable pivot bearings in the industry- Enduro Max Black Oxide
- Factory installed frame protection
- Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6" tires