Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star X01 - 2016

Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star X01
White/Niner Green
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Remember those trails that you always thought were just a little too rocky, too steep, too technical, and too gnarly? Better think again. Niner’s RIP 9 RDO has what you need to crush these old foes. The strength-optimized RDO compacted carbon frame features a full-carbon rear triangle, as well as carbon rockers and lower link, and maintains scary low weight while standing up to abuse day after day. Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) design guides your rear wheel through 125mm of efficient travel, creating a trail bike that handily tames rugged trails. It likes a 120-140mm-travel fork, and has an offset rear triangle and ISCG 05 tabs so you can lock it down with a chainguide or load it up with a considerable spread of gears that let you climb and descend anything you can see.

Can we see the future? No. Can we pretty confidently prognosticate that you will come away from every ride on your RIP 9 RDO 4-Star with a silly grin on your face? Definitely. A RockShox Pike RC fork has the moxy to soak up 140mm of travel at a time keeping you railing your line despite the trail’s attempts to shake you off. The Maxxis Ardent tires stay planted where you place them, rolling fast on Niner’s durable, lightweight Carbon TR wheels.SRAM’s X01 1 x 11-speed drivetrain is seemingly weightless, and efficiently delivers power from your legs to the rear wheel with a wide gear range. SRAM’s Guide RSC brakes let you dial in the way your brakes engage with several dimensions of adjustability, so you can find the sweet spot between lock up and maximum traction at the tip of your finger. And, the Guide levers are mounted to a lightweight, vibration-damping Niner RDO carbon handlebar. A RockShox Reverb dropper post lets you adjust your saddle height on the fly so you can optimize your riding position for gravity-defying climbs and gravity-embracing descents. And, don’t worry; it’s common for riders to giggle uncontrollably while riding the RIP 9 RDO 4-Star, and for some time afterward.


Frame RDO Carbon, carbon CVA linkage w/125mm travel, 142 x 12mm through-axle
Fork RockShox Pike RC, 140mm-travel, 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear Shock Fox Factory Float DPS
Rims/Wheels Niner Carbon TR
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Maxxis Ardent DC EXO/TR F: 29 x 2.40, R: 29 x 2.25
Crankset SRAM X01
Chainrings 32T
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01
Rear Cogs Shimano XT M8000, 11-speed: 11-42
Shifters SRAM X01
Handlebars Niner Flat Top, RDO Carbon
Tape/Grips Niner Grrrips
Stem Niner TR, aluminum
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RSC
Brakes SRAM Guide RSC, 180/160mm rotors
Saddle Niner Custom, Ni-Cr Ti rails
Seat Post RockShox Reverb

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
White/Niner Green / Small 049131603315 04-913-16-03-31
White/Niner Green / Medium 049131604312 04-913-16-04-31
White/Niner Green / Large 049131605319 04-913-16-05-31
White/Niner Green / X-Large 049131606316 04-913-16-06-31


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