We’ve gone and done it. We built the most badass non-niner Niner ever made. Why didn’t we just make a 29er that also fits 27.5-inch wheels? Well because we aren’t willing to compromise. If we’re going to do something so big (or should we say, small?) and something so contrary to our brand history, damnit, we’re doing it the right way. There are compromises in making frames to fit multiple wheel sizes and we just weren’t willing to do that.
Why the small wheels, after a decade-long commitment to 29ers?
Riders have told us that they love the stable yet supple, consistent and controlled behavior of our CVA suspension. They love the brand. They love the designs. But they want more standover, less rotating weight, and the fast handling, quick draw agility of 27.5ers.
We’ve applied every bit of our big-wheel know how to this new RIP. And after riding it, we’re so glad we expanded our minds (and our rides) to include the 29er’s more playful little brother.
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.
- Rib Cage struts for stiffness
- Seatpost size 30.9mm (34.9mm seat collar)
- Fox Live Valve and Shimano Di2 compatible
- 73mm threaded BB; 1x single chainring only
|Frame||Niner RDO carbon fiber, 140mm travel, Geo Flip Chip, Rib Cage construction, full sleeve cable routing, Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings|
|Headset||1.125" X 1.5" tapered zero stack headset included, 44mm upper, 56mm lower, Cane Creek description: ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float DPX2 Performance EVOL|
|Axles||148 x 12mm|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm threaded, sold separately|
|Fork Compatibility||150mm suspension|
|Seat Post||30.9mm, sold separately|
* Subject to change without notice.
2019 RIP 9 RDO
|Military Green / Cement Grey / Small||02-807-19-03-72|
|Military Green / Cement Grey / Medium||02-807-19-04-72|
|Military Green / Cement Grey / Large||02-807-19-05-72|
|Santa Fe Sand / Small||02-807-19-03-65|
|Santa Fe Sand / Medium||02-807-19-04-65|
|Santa Fe Sand / Large||02-807-19-05-65|