Build it your way with the RIP 9 RDO frame-only option. RDO carbon fiber keeps the platform light and stiff, Full Sleeve internal cable routing makes it easy to build, and Boost hub spacing gives you freedom for all the wheel and tire options you could want.
The new RIP 9 RDO sports 140mm of CVA suspension on a light, stiff, strong RDO carbon frame. With a 66-degree head tube angle, and a 75.8-degree seat tube angle, they are hitting the sweet spot of efficiency and capability. They also built in more standover clearance and a shorter seat tube to accommodate 170mm dropper posts.
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. 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 start with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, their 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. So they can build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased strength, outstanding durability, and less weight.