Niner has been on a roll over the past year — introducing a wide array of new bikes from the RLT 9, BSB 9 RDO, ROS 9 Plus and the refined Jet 9 RDO. As a 29er only company, each bike is optimized for big wheels and ride with characteristics that can be only described as Niner-esque.
For 2015, the Jet 9 Carbon and RIP 9 Carbon get the carbon/aluminum treatment, which is pretty common for bikes that slip into the sweet spot as far as budgets go. Nearly as light as the full-carbon RDO versions, but at a more affordable price.
Jet 9 Carbon
The Jet 9 Carbon is the choice for cross country riders looking to topple their riding buddies on the local loop, aim for the podium on any given Sunday, or head out on an endless high country singletrack epic. It begs you to push harder and challenge your physical limits as you ride further and explore deeper on unridden trails.
As you find yourself lost exploring new trails or in the darkness of an oxygen-deprived state as you race yourself to the next trail intersection, the Jet 9 Carbon will deliver you with ease.
The new Jet 9 Carbon features the same full carbon front triangle, geometry, and beautiful lines that Niner riders have grown to love. It is now paired with an alloy rear triangle to bring the coveted ride quality of carbon to a greater base of riders. The newly revised frame offers an updated alloy rear triangle that takes advantage of 142x12mm rear wheel spacing and adds confidence to all riding conditions with the ability to run an externally routed dropper post.
- Full-carbon front triangle
- Alloy rear triangle with 142×12 Maxle
- External dropper compatible
- Alloy suspension linkage
- 100mm travel via RockShox Monarch RT
- Available in Orange/Yellow, Black/Slate
- Price: $2199 (frame, shock, seat collar, heatset and maxle)
- Complete 4-Star X01 is $4699
- Available February 2015
Rip 9 Carbon
The new RIP 9 Carbon handles the most challenging trails with beauty and grace, becoming the center of attention for the embellished stories of riding feats shared over post-ride beers. Discerning trail riders are won over by the ease at which the RIP 9 Carbon pedals and the confidence it inspires when pointed downhill.
Riders piloting the RIP 9 Carbon will be continually searching for alternate lines to challenge their skills. With the ascent comes the excitement of another lap and another chance to show up the group at the weekly dirt church ride. Trails become smoother, faster, and more fun, both up and down.
The new RIP 9 Carbon features the same striking design as the RIP 9 RDO. It matches a full carbon front triangle to an aluminum rear, which packages the all-around trail capability of the highly touted RIP 9 family into a frame that performs as well as it looks. The RIP 9 Carbon utilizes the same carbon linkage and oversized Angular Contact Bearing pivots and trail specific geometry as the RIP 9 RDO.
- Carbon front triangle
- Aluminum rear triangle
- Same carbon linkage and Angular Contact Bearings as the RIP 9 RDO
- 125mm rear travel via RockShox Monarch RT
- 120-140mm fork compatible
- Available in Satin Black/Green or Slate Grey/Orange
- Price: $2199 (frame, shock, seat collar and Maxle)
- Complete 4-Star X01 is $5399
- Available February 2015
The new EMD 9 opens the door to Niner for all riders and will fit nicely in the outdoor enthusiast’s garage of envy. Nestled amongst the quiver of skis, whitewater kayak or climbing racks and harness, the EMD 9 will be comfortably at home awaiting all riding adventures. So when the running shoes are hung up for the offseason or the day demands a break from the pavement and the single track beckons, the EMD 9 is ready to deliver.
The EMD 9 shares the same lust-worthy design roots as its siblings, at a value anyone can appreciate. The frame features hydroformed alloy tubes and all of the modern technology found across the Niner line and incorporates the ability to install a stealth routed dropper post for when the trail demands the extra confidence of dropping the saddle on the go.
It’s a carefully procured, trail-ready bike build that balances performance, weight, and is easy on the budget. All designed to balance new outdoor passions with the ability to pursue it to the highest level. The EMD 9 will satisfy the need for off-road exploration by riders of all levels.
- 7005 alloy frameset
- Optimized for 100 or 120mm forks
- Available as complete build only
- Comes 95% assembled (dealers will rejoice)
- Price: $1499 complete