Niner RIP 9 RDO v3 29 - 4-Star - X01 Eagle - Santa Fe Sand - 2019

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Niner RIP 9 RDO v3 29 4-Star X01 Eagle - 2019

King of the Mountain

For more than a decade, the RIP 9 RDO trail bike has ruled our off-road lineup. For 2019, this flagship bike evolves again. Our do-it-all trail bike hits the sweet spot with 140mm of consistent, controlled CVA suspension, progressive and adjustable geometry, and increased frame stiffness. Plus it’s got more standover for 170mm dropper posts, longer reach, and a shorter head tube. More versatile and capable than ever before, reach for your RIP to tackle any trail.

The new RIP 9 RDO sports 140mm of CVA suspension on a light, stiff, strong RDO carbon frame. With a 150mm travel FOX 36 fork up front, a 66-degree head tube angle, and a 75.8-degree seat tube angle, we’re hitting the sweet spot of efficiency and capability. We also built in more standover clearance and a shorter seat tube to accommodate 170mm dropper posts.

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. When you’re all out of breath, turn around and point it down. Drop in with confidence thanks to the long reach, low BB, and slack, 66-degree head tube angle.

Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, is built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending. Courtesy of a new higher overall leverage ratio, starting off at 3.0 and ending right around 2.3 for an average of 2.55, off the top it’s easier to set the shock in motion and overcome static friction. It’s also more supportive in the midstroke, holding the rider higher up in travel.

We start with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, our process employs rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon fabric. The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. We can build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased strength, outstanding durability, and less weight.

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  • Frame: RIP 9 RDO 29 carbon
  • Shock Option(s): Fox Float DPX2 Factory EVOL
  • Shock Size: 210mm x 55mm
  • Suspension: CVA
  • Rear Travel: 140mm
  • Shock SAG: 30%
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory Fit4 Evol, Kashima coat, 44mm offset
  • Fork Travel: 150mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC, 180/180 Centerline rotors
  • Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed
  • Crank: SRAM X1 Eagle carbon DUB 32T
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM X01 Eagle 10-50T
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Eagle X01 12-speed
  • Chain: SRAM Eagle X01 12-speed
  • Wheelset: Stan’s NoTubes Flow S1, Neo Hubs
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF WT 2.5 front, Aggressor WT 2.5 rear
  • Handlebar: Race Face Next R 800mm wide, 20mm rise, 35mm clamp
  • Grips: Niner Grrrips L/O
  • Stem: Race Face Turbine R 40mm, 35mm clamp
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis (S-125mm, M-150mm, L/XL-170mm)
  • Saddle: Niner custom with CRN-Ti rails
  • Sizes: 14.8” SM | 16” MD | 17.6” LG | 19.5” XL |

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