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Niner Jet 9 RDO Carbon: Sexiest 29er To Date?

Niner Jet 9 Carbon Tango

Hot on the heals of the new licorice black color scheme of the carbon Air 9, Niner Bikes releases the much anticipated Jet 9 RDO carbon full suspension 29er. When Niner released the Air 9 carbon, we knew the Jet 9 would eventually get the carbon treatment. It only seemed logical to bring the same technology to the 100mm full suspension platform. With bikes like the Santa Cruz Tallboy selling faster than demand, the market for lightweight, carbon 29er race bikes is one of the fastest growing in the industry.

From the looks of it, Niner Bikes really took their time with the Jet 9 carbon and released a bike that should keep the trademark Niner ride while providing a lighter platform for racers and XC enthusiasts. It is also arguably the best looking 29er full suspension bike released to date…especially in the black licorice color scheme.

Niner Jet 9 Carbon Black Licorice

Some specs on the new Niner Bikes Jet 9 RDO carbon 29er:

  • Carbon full suspension from the only 29er only mountain bike company
  • Patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring. You won’t find this design on other bikes.
  • 100mm of race-ready rear suspension
  • Compatible with 100 – 120mm tapered forks
  • Custom valved Fox Float RP23 with Kashima coating
  • Custom forged suspension linkage and unique Niner suspension hardware
  • Next generation internal cable routing
  • Precise alloy hardware interfaces for brakes and derailleurs (direct mount front der)

The Niner Jet 9 RDO uses the same, newly patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) that can be found on the rest of the full suspension lineup from Niner Bikes. The frame also comes with Niner’s C5 warranty giving the carbon a full 5 years of warranty from the factory.

With custom forged linkage and proven design, the carbon frame of the Niner Jet 9 RDO also promises to be a very stiff setup for serious speed on the trail. At a retail of $2,599, the Jet 9 RDO is not going to be in everyone’s budget, but it will certainly be grabbing the eyes of everyone at the trailhead when one pulls through. It will be interesting to see how this bike rides in comparison to the regular aluminum Jet 9 that is still one of the fastest 29ers Bike198 has tested to date.

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Dan0 5 years ago.

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    Hot. It does appear that the new “seat tube” area may encroach on water bottle space, especially in the smaller sizes. Since this is a purpose built race machine, that may be a detractor, but without seeing photos of it with a bottle, it’s hard to tell.

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    Joe E.
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    SICK. Love what Niner keeps doing. Can’t wait to get in a test ride or see one in person. Pedal Damn It!

  • #14234 Reply

    Serena Ballmer
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    After a long hike on the Rigidalstock (switzerland) a mountainclimber finds a mountainbike, a BMC, that has ben locked up on a summit cross. Isn’t that weird?

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    Niner Sucks
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    Did they fix their chain suck issues yet?

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    Ive had 3 rips and a wfo , no chain suck, have you ever owned one or are you just repeating what you read somewhere

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