You're the kind of rider who wants to clean every trail on the mountain; Niner's RIP 9 just happens to be that kind of bike, too. Its airformed aluminum frame is light and strong where it counts, and it features Niner's CVA link that takes full advantage of 29er geometry to give you exceptional pedaling power even when the suspension is active. Bumps don't stand a chance thanks to the RockShox Monarch RT3 shock in the rear and the Sector RL Solo Air fork up front, both of which give you the confidence to roll smoothly over chatter or huck that three-footer you've been eyeing. It all rolls on big yet nimble American Classic Terrain wheels to keep you moving over big rocks, staggered roots, and everything in between. You'll never miss a shift thanks to SRAM's X7 drivetrain, which gives you all the push for the chutes and the easy spin for the climb up to your favorite vista. With all that speed, you'll need something to slow you down in a hurry when you need it, so SRAM's Elixir 1 brakes are on the job. Any trail? Any time thanks to the RIP 9.
|Frame||Niner airformed aluminum w/142 x 12mm through-axle|
|Fork||RockShox Sector RL Solo Air, 130mm-travel, 15mm Maxle|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RT3 HV|
|Rims/Wheels||American Classic Terrain 29|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Niner Flat Top, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Elixir 1|
|Brakes||SRAM Elixir 1 hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||Niner, aluminum|
* Subject to change without notice.