Niner’s legendary RKT 9 RDO is famous for light weight, efficient pedaling and quick handling. It’s been proven since inception on race courses around the world. Riders rave about lightning-quick responsiveness, instant acceleration, and supple suspension.
Yet for many riders, a race is simply a great reason to get out for a long weekend, ride some trails, and mingle with friends after the event. You could say it’s a party up front and business out back.
With that in mind, we’re building our race-ready RKT 9 RDO bikes with premium 120mm suspension forks. This RKT is fast enough to mix up the lead group in a marathon, yet fun enough for an all-day epic on the day after. Thanks to a stiffer front fork, longer travel, and slacker geometry, you can confidently attack the course both uphill and downhill.
Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, suspension design is a short dual-link, four-bar system unique to Niner, developed in house and patented. It’s built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending.
With 90mm of tuned travel in the RKT 9 RDO, it’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke yet supportive in the mid-stroke, which gives riders a platform for pumping and popping off terrain. Going down, it’s consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA shocks are tuned for consistent, confidence-inspiring behavior on descents.
Stiffness, efficiency, light weight, and durability are all critical. That’s why we use Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings, rigid, machined aluminum linkages, and high end fasteners to hold it all together. If you’re going to bother pedaling a full-suspension bike, you’d best make sure it’s made to work right, all the time.
|Frame||NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGS|
|Fork||FOX 34 SC FLOAT RYTHM GRIP EVOL, SWEEP ADJUST, 120MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET|
|Headset||NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40|
|Rear Shock||FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE EVOL 3 POSITION|
|Rims/Wheels||Front: NINER ALLOY, 25MM INNER WIDTH, 110X15MM - Rear: NINER ALLOY, 25MM INNER WIDTH, 148X12MM|
|Tires||SCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB PF30|
|Chain||RAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Rear Derailleur||RAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG 1210 11-50T|
|Shifters||RAM SX EAGLE 12SP|
|Handlebars||NINER FLAT TOP ALLOY, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC|
|Tape/Grips||NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON SOFT COMPOUND|
|Stem||NINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHIC|
|Brake Levers||SRAM LEVEL|
|Brakes||SRAM LEVEL / 180/160MM G2CS ROTORS|
|Saddle||NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC|
|Seat Post||NINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC|
* Subject to change without notice.
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|Grey/Orange / Small||04-729-21-03-15||67816|
|Grey/Orange / Medium||04-729-21-04-15||67815|
|Grey/Orange / Large||04-729-21-05-15||67817|
|Grey/Orange / X-Large||04-729-21-06-15||67819|
|Satin Carbon/Magnetic Grey / X-Small|
|Satin Carbon/Magnetic Grey / Small|
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|Satin Carbon/Magnetic Grey / X-Large||04-729-21-06-25||67818|