New Jet 9 Family from Niner

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Niner Bikes expands Jet 9 Family, Offers size Extra Small in Carbon

Niner has released info and images of the newly expanded Jet 9 family of bikes – their XC full suspension platform. The complete line up now includes Jet 9 RDO, Jet 9 Carbon and Jet 9 alloy options.

“We are focused on ride quality at Niner, and the new Jet 9 RDO is about details – the carbon rocker is a custom design and the 142mm maxle gives riders even more power transfer efficiency on what is already a very fast platform.” said Niner president Chris Sugai, “The introduction of the Jet 9 Carbon is the beginning of something new at Niner – a great complete bike option for riders who want to get onto their first carbon Niner. We’ve set up this build to be dependable and fun to ride, in cooperation with our friends at Rock Shox, American Classic, Shimano and Schwalbe. Additionally, we are now able to offer both carbon frames in size extra small with a stand-over height of 26.5”/672mm – greatly expanding the range of riders that our bikes will fit”.

The newly updated Jet 9 RDO features a Niner designed carbon rocker,142mm maxle and is spec’d with a Fox Float CTD Kashima coated rear shock and high-end Enduro Max Magnetite Black sealed bearings. It is available in Niner Green for the initial production runs and begins shipping in October, MSRP $2899 US for the frame, rear shock and 142mm Maxle.

The new Jet 9 Carbon is an SLX equipped bike with all the details riders expect from a Niner. MSRP is $3899 US for a complete bike and also ships in October. Both options include Niner’s C5 warranty program.

Jet 9 RDO

Carbon Rocker, 142mm Maxle, New XS Size, Now in Niner Green – Shipping in October.

  • RDO Full Suspension – Top Level Performance with No Compromises
  • 100mm of Patented CVA Suspension is Efficient in Every Chainring
  • Compatible with 100-120mm Forks
  • Tuned for CVA – Fox Float CTD Shock with Kashima Coating
  • Carbon Suspension Linkage and Unique Niner Hardware
  • 142mm x 12mm Maxle Rear Spacing
  • Available in XS Size
  • Jet 9 RDO Frame $2,899.00

Details matter. When we create a bike like the Jet 9 RDO we focus on performance and beauty with everything in perfect balance. Expertise radiates from the carbon forms and flowing lines that have to be “just so” rather than “just another.” Any bike can take you from here to there, only the Jet 9 RDO can do it with the panache you expect from Niner.

Jet 9 RDO
We at Niner take design seriously – riders know that Niner carbon comes with a guarantee of strength, quality and technical expertise. When it came to updating our Jet 9 RDO, our engineering team had a tough job – how do you improve a frame that has already surpassed rigorous design and testing parameters as well as garnered glowing reviews from media and riders around the globe? The answer lies in the details. We have updated the Jet 9 RDO to new standards, added a sleek carbon rocker link and found every place where updates can improve strength, weight and performance. Expertise radiates from the carbon forms and flowing lines that have to be “just so” rather
than “just another.” Any bike can take you from here to there, only the Jet 9 RDO can do it with the panache you expect from Niner.

Design
The swooping curves and strong lines of this frame began with testing data based on our own and competitor’s products, helping us to determine baseline tube shapes and thicknesses for best performance. Applied to a set of design parameters, this data also drove our targets for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics. The result – an aesthetically striking form whose curves are functionally derived.

This updated version adds custom carbon upper rockers with a forged alloy lower linkage combined with 142x12mm spacing. Jet 9 RDO riders will experience one of the most efficient power transfers in full suspension mountain bikes, period.

CVA Suspension
The Jet 9 RDO features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 100mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a Custom valved Fox Float CTD Factory shock with Trail Adjust and Kashima Coat. For those seeking the advantages of 29” wheels combined with pedaling efficiency across all possible chainring combinations, CVA results in a faster and smoother ride.

Performance Geometry
The Jet 9 RDO is a carbon speedster above all. Precise handling is the primary goal of the Jet 9 design and the geometry strikes a balance between stability and maneuverability. The Jet 9 RDO works well with 100 to 120mm forks, allowing riders to further fine tune the ride. Riders who choose a 100mm fork will discover handling traits inspired by our hard tail racing frames. Fitting a 120mm fork will result in a trail machine that delivers the smooth steering characteristics you expect from a Niner.

C5 Warranty
Our robust R&D program – computer modeling, physical prototype testing (both in-house and at independent testing facilities), and hours of ride testing under highly skilled and abusive test riders leave us confident that the Jet 9 RDO is going to exceed your expectations. We maintain that our carbon fiber testing and design rivals the best in the bike industry. Rather than just talking about it, we choose to demonstrate this commitment via our C5 warranty (five year) and commitment to customer service.

Attention to Detail
The looks may attract your eye, the CVA suspension may appeal to your intellectual side, but it’s the high end details of the Jet 9 RDO that will convince the luxury lover in you to take the plunge. Intricate paint masks showcase the beautiful carbon layup. We spec costly Enduro Magnetite Black full complement sealed cartridge bearings for smooth, friction-free suspension. The frame features next generationinternal cable routing through a custom headbadge for a clean look. Precise alloy direct mount hardware interfaces and post mount disc-brake mounts provide weight
savings and good looks.

Jet 9 Carbon

SLX-Equipped Bikes Shipping in October. Jet 9 Carbon Frames in Two Colors Available in January.

  • Carbon Full Suspension from the 29er-Only Mountain Bike Company
  • 100mm of Patented CVA Suspension is Efficient in Every Chainring
  • Compatible with 100–120MM Forks
  • Tuned for CVA – Fox Float CTD Evolution Shock
  • Forged Alloy Suspension Linkage and Unique Niner Hardware
  • 135mm X QR Rear Spacing
  • Available in XS Size
  • Jet 9 Carbon – SLX Bike $3,899.00

The distinct feel of “awesome” will make this your favorite Niner. Pin on a number and race XC tracks at full speed or pick the Jet 9 Carbon when you don’t know the ultimate destination or what kind of terrain lies between you and your post-ride beer. There’s no better feeling than knowing without a doubt you’re using the perfect tool for the job.

Jet 9 Carbon
For riders who seek the ride quality of a Niner carbon suspension bike in a curated package, we present the Jet 9 Carbon. The Jet 9 Carbon possesses the same geometry and handling charactristics as the Jet 9 RDO and is outfitted with Shimano, Rock Shox and American Classic components. Whether you are racing or heading into the great unknown, let 100mm of CVA suspension inspire amazing rides and great stories.

Design
The Jet 9 Carbon is functional and beautiful. We utilize the same tests that drive our RDO program to determine the targets for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics for the Jet 9 Carbon. Combine the engineering with boutique looks, custom suspension linkage and unique alloy hardware for a signature frame that can’t be beat.

CVA Suspension
The Jet 9 Carbon features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 100mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock. For those seeking the the only suspension system designed around 29ers with pedaling efficiency in every chainring, CVA is a faster and smoother ride.

Performance Geometry
Precise handling, stability and maneuverability are all keys to the award winning Niner ride and are in ample supply on the Jet 9 Carbon. The Jet 9 Carbon is equiped with a 100mm Rock Shox Recon Gold for nimble, responsive steering.

C5 Warranty
Our robust R&D program – computer modeling, physical prototype testing (both in-house and at independent testing facilities) and hours of ride testing under highly skilled and abusive test riders leave us confident that the Jet 9 Carbon is going to exceed your expectations. We maintain that our carbon fiber testing and design rivals the best in the bike industry. Rather than just talking about it, we choose to demonstrate this commitment via our C5 warranty (five year) and commitment to customer service.

Attention to Detail
When it comes to details, we don’t skimp on the Jet 9 Carbon – forged suspension linkages and unique Niner suspension hardware, replaceable derailleur hanger, integrated carbon head tube and and precise alloy brake and derailleur interfaces means that riders can utilize the latest technology and depend on a trouble-free ride.

 

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