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We've enjoyed riding both the alloy and carbon versions of Niner's RIP 9, short-travel trail bike, and for 2015, it looks set to stay its fun-loving and generally shred-able course. The main piece of news regarding this update is the move to Niner's Carbon Compaction System across the RIP 9 RDO line. The Carbon Compaction System (CCS for short) employs rigid internal molds for tighter and more consistent compaction of the carbon layers during the layup process, which in turn yields "increased precision and reduced resin pooling" in the final product allowing for "better ride tuning, increased strength and reliability, and reduced weight,"  according to Niner.

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In addition to the new carbon construction method, there are two new colors for 2015 as well as a host of build kits to make sure you can find something that suits both your taste and your wallet. Check out specs, pics, and details from Niner below!

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2015 Niner RIP 9 RDO Highlights

KEY FEATURES

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CVA™ SUSPENSION

The RIP 9 RDO features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA Fox Float CTD Factory Shock with Trail Adjust and Kashima Coat. For those seeking the technical advantages of 29” wheels combined with pedaling efficiency across all chainring combinations (not just the middle ring), CVA™ is the front-runner. The result? A faster, smoother ride up and down the trail.

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VERSATILE GEOMETRY

To progress as a rider you need predictability, balance and nimble handling and Niner is the company that first made fun trail bike 29ers a reality. Climbing or descending, the geometry of the RIP 9 RDO is tuned to keep you in control and ready to conquer new terrain at every turn. The RIP 9 RDO is intended for 120 to 140mm forks, allowing riders to further fine tune the ride.

C5 WARRANTY

Our robust R&D program - computer modeling, physical prototype testing (both in-house and at independent testing facilities), and hours of riding by skilled and abusive individuals make us confident that the RIP 9 RDO will exceed your expectations. We maintain that our RDO Carbon compaction system rivals the best in the bike industry and to back it up we offer our C5 warranty (five year) and a standard-setting commitment to customer service.

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When you are in the backcountry, the details are what take your ride into the sublime. The trim and sexy carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for awesome lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style and an integrated replaceable skid plate lets you try that optional line with confidence. The RIP 9 RDO features more tire clearance, full housing internal cable routing for a clean look and precision-machined alloy interfaces for the bottom bracket, direct-mount front derailleur and brake caliper post mounts.

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Geometry

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Pricing (US)

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Build Kits

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For more information, head on over to www.ninerbikes.com.

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