2015 Niner Jet 9 RDO Offers Refined Carbon Layup

2015 Niner Jet 9 RDO LimitedIn a few short years, the folks at Niner have exploded — primarily due to their fantastic bikes and fanatical love for big hoops. The original Jet 9 RDO was a fantastic bike, but for 2015, Niner is making it even better.

Here are the highlights:

  • New RDO Carbon Compaction System for a more consistent frame compaction from the inside-out (now used on all carbon models)
  • 70 grams lighter overall (some due to minimal paint on the new frame)
  • Revised color schemes
  • Available with the RockShox RS-1 (if you’ve got the coin)
  • Still compatible with 100 or 120mm forks
  • Uses Enduro Magnetite Black sealed cartridge bearings
  • Second-gen internal cable routing
  • Price: $2899 (frame only)

I spent some quality time on the previous-generation Jet 9 RDO and loved it. The new models, though primarily unchanged, offer even better consistency and refinements. The paint reduction alone is awesome to see — more and more carbon bikes should get rid of the paint to shave precious grams.