Preview: Niner Unveils New Carbon RIP9 RDO

After 2 years in development, the RIP9 goes carbon.

Niner’s venerable RIP 9, their self-professed “quiver-killer” has gone carbon for 2013 with the RIP 9 RDO.


The 2013 RIP 9 RDO in Rally Blue

Featuring a full carbon frame, including linkages, the RIP 9 takes Niner’s patented CVA suspension and squeezes out 125-millimeters of travel designed with anywhere from a 120-millimeter to 140-millimeter fork in mind.


The RIP 9 RDO is available with a custom-painted RockShox Revelation RT3 130-millimeter fork.

The RDO will soak up hits via a Kashima-treated Fox Float CTD rear shock and Niner’s proprietary pivot hardware—which rotates around high-quality Enduro Black Oxide angular contact bearings.


Niner promises the Enduro angular contact bearings will translate into superior stiffness and supreme reliability.

The RIP 9 RDO will also feature ISCG05 mounts, and a replaceable skid plate as well as integrated dropper-post routing. Niner’s latest trail machine will be available in March of next year—just in time for the snow to thaw.

Pricing is set at $2899 for the RIP 9 RDO frameset, and $3550 for the the RDO frameset and custom-painted fork.


Niner’s RIP 9 doing what it does best—ripping.

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