First Look: Niner ROS 9 - Flat Out Fun

Billed as a hardtail for riders that don’t like hardtails, Niner's new ultimate enabler will satisfy your thirst to RIDE OVER SH*T! No twitchy high-posting around features you would hit on your 'real' bike. No need to back off because your XC racing head angle prevents solid roosting. The ROS 9 won’t judge your lines. Short chainstays, a slack head angle, and an oversized headtube nourish these Roots of Steel - all with the ability to tweak the geometry via the BioCentric II bottom bracket system. Run this rig singlespeed, 1X or fully geared with a front derailleur if you roll that way. Remove the cable guides and front derailleur mount if you don’t.

Sorry, the ROS 9 is not compatible with heart rate monitors or training plans but it will certainly earn you some PRs when you do your part keeping the rubber side down. Available in Forge Grey and Rally Blue, build options include singlespeed, SRAM X7, and SRAM X01 kits at prices ranging from $2,499 to $3,799.

Photos by Ian Hylands -
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  • prancisfena

    6/25/2013 2:58 AM

    Now this is a 29er I wouldn't mind getting... but at that price... nevermind hahaha.

  • mrpowerjd

    6/24/2013 7:20 PM

    Love the idea! I have a friend who does some testing for Niner and I hope he can wrangle one of these because I'd love to check it out!

  • JMHV

    6/24/2013 9:59 PM

    It's a fun rig. Definitely a few options in this category but the details like the removable hanger and stealth routing (with covers if you don't use it) and removable cable guides are pretty sweet. I am making a pile of parts for one if I can afford the frame later this summer. =)