FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is bringing its Carbon Compaction System, first introduced on its new cyclocross race bike earlier this spring, to its RIP 9 RDO trail bike. The carbon technology uses rigid internal molds to produce a more compact carbon structure, with less resin pooling, better strength and less weight.
The new RIP 9 RDO model also gets a new color scheme, Matte White. The RIP 9 RDO continues to have Niner's CVA suspension, with 125 mm of travel. The frame is designed for fork travel of 120 to 140 mm. It has a tapered headtube, carbon suspension links that rotate on oversized angular contact bearings, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility.
It's available as a frame kit for $2,900 retail, or in six different complete builds with retail prices from $3,700 to $8,200. The frames are available in Matte White or Licorice Black.
More information: ninerbikes.com/rip9rdo