Niner Bikes Reviews and News


IMBA says spring membership drive a success


This year’s membership drive seeks to remind riders that we’re all mountain bikers first, stronger when we stand as one, says IMBA executive director Dave Wiens.

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IMBA launches membership drive at Sea Otter Classic


IMBA is on the ground at the Sea Otter Classic, hosting events, fundraising with partners and connecting with members and mountain bikers at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Niner RIP 9 RDO


Find out how Niner’s long travel 29er fared in this shootout on Moab’s famed slickrock trails.

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Niner unveils budget priced alloy Jet 9 trail bike


Niner has expanded its Jet 9 trail bike line-up to include a budget-friendly $2600 alloy option to go along with the current carbon frame offerings.

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Niner RIP Goes Alloy


Carbon bikes are awesome, but they cost a fortune. Good thing Niner is watching out for the little guy. Their new alloy bikes shares the same geo and tech as the RIP 9 RDO, but retails for significantly less.

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Niner RKT 9 RDO XC race bike review


Do you want a bike with a precise, narrow focus? Or are you looking for something more diversified? How you answer those questions will go a long way towards whether or not you’re a fan of the Niner RKT 9 RDO. Read our full review to learn more.

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Niner’s new Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO get boosted and plus


After years of complete dedication to 29ers, Niner is getting in the plus game, as it rolls out fully revised versions of its popular Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO trail bikes. Both will be available in the usual 2- through 5-star 29er builds. But now you can also order them spec’d with 27.5+ set-ups with max tire size of 3.0”.

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2017 Niner AIR 9 RDO


Merging the pedaling efficiency of first RDO and the ride quality of the second, this third iteration modernizes the geometry to create an attractive XC racing hardtail.

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First Ride Review: Niner RKT 9 RDO XC 29er race bike


Niner’s new XC race bike is a ruthlessly efficient climber that’s nimble going downhill, too. Find out more in our first ride review, plus get all the details on pricing, geometry and build specs.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up


With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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News: Niner launches new RIP 9 Carbon, revised JET 9 Carbon and EMD 9


New offerings for the new year give price conscious buyers more options and popular Niner models receive nice updates.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers


Gift ideas for the mountain biker on your list that are affordable – most of these are under $40. But just because they aren’t uber expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make a favorable impression!

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Interbike: Niner IMBA ROS9+ bike


Niner Raises $40,000 with their IMBA ROS9+ fundraiser. This puts their bike campaigns for IMBA total to over $100k.

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First Look: New Niner ROS 9 Plus – Big wheels get bigger


The 29+ movement gains speed with the annoucement of the all new ROS 9 Plus from Niner Bikes. Check out our photos and some of the frame highlights.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights Part 2


More photo highlights from the Riva Bike Festival that’s held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout


The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Enduro Compare-O: Mtbr’s Best of Test Award Winners


Find out which bikes took home the hardware from our first-ever Enduro Compare-O.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Niner’s WFO 9 eats big trail—and convention—for breakfast and still gives you change for lunch


No carbon, no tweener wheels and half the price of some of our test bikes, the WFO 9 might just be the “get real” bike of the test.

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Compare-O First Look: Niner WFO


Madeover 2014 Niner WFO challenges the 27.5 status quo with bigger wheels and bigger travel, yet a small(ish) price tag.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 1


Krob is back from Outdoor Demo and he tested a bunch of bikes including the Santa Cruz 5010, Giant Anthem 27.5, Niner RIP 9, Niner JET 9 and the Yeti SB 75.

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The New Niner RLT 9 Gravel Grinder


Niner has joined the drop bar fray with the RLT 9 (Road Less Traveled). The first Niner for both 700 and 29″ wheels, the RLT 9 is how Niner sees its staff and customers going from the office to the backcountry and back.

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Niner WFO is ready to the battle it out for 29er All Mountain Supremacy


We were pumped to see the new WFO. It now has 150 mm of rear travel and it sports a 67 degree head angle. It is lower to the ground and the top tube is shorter for better all mountain fit.

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Video: Niner ROS 9 and New JET 9


Here is a look at the all new Niner JET 9 and ROS 9. The JET 9 gets the same airformed tubing treatment that the RIP 9 received including an increase in travel and a decrease in weight.

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Tested: Niner 2014 RIP 9 125mm Travel Trail Bike


The 2014 RIP 9 is here and it is lighter, stiffer and more capable than before. Travel has been increased to 125 mm in the rear. Up front, 120 mm or 140 mm are the fork options and they deliver a head angle of 70.5 and 69.5 degrees respectively.

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Niner ROS 9 – Steel, Long Travel Hardtail Released


What is the purpose of this steel hardtail that is designed for a 120mm or 140mm front fork? Well the purpose is to ‘Ride Over Shit’ and that’s why it’s called the ROS 9. But is there really a market for a 29er hardtail bike that is not optimized for Cross Country or Racing? Can a 29er hardtail be fun?

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Niner Reveals New Airformed RIP 9


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Niner 2013 Special Edition IMBA Frameset


Niner builds a Special Edition IMBA frameset that will be revealed this week at the Sea Otter Classic. Enter the raffle and you could win this true one-of-a-kind bike!

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Niner Naming Contest on Mtbr Blows Away Expectations


Niner Bikes chose Mtbr as the place to run their naming contest for their brand new bike. With the input and creativity of thousands of mountain bikers, the response was overwhelming!

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Niner News – Complete Bikes, S.I.R. 9 and New Colors, Autumn Travels


Complete Bikes Introducing more ways to get rolling on a Niner - complete bikes that arrive at your Niner Dealer with all the components necessary to hit the trails. Our Star Builds represent our most popular Niner configurations at various price levels from Mild to Wild: 5-Star Best paired with Niner’s RDO frames, our “spare no expense” […]

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New Niner R.I.P. 9 RDO Carbon


New Video Added! In this video, Chris Sugai himself gives us a look at the highlights of the all new RIP 9 RDO features, options and how to order one for yourself! With the increase in carbon models from Niner, could a longer travel RDO bike (WFO RDO anyone?) be in the works? We hung […]

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New Jet 9 Family from Niner


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 […]

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Niner News: 2013 Shimano & Fox, Tradeshow Sneak Peek, Enduro Madness, New Tees!


2013 Goodies are Arriving One of the coolest things about Niner not following the Model Year game plan is early arrival of next-year’s product. Since we order from vendors like Fox, Shimano, SRAM and American Classic several times a year, we get new product as soon as it’s available instead of waiting until spring. Our […]

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New Niner S.I.R. 9 and IMBA Limited Edition Auction


At a time when carbon super bikes (including our own flagship models) dominate the stage, why would Niner shine a spotlight on the S.I.R. 9? Perhaps it’s better to ask “just what is it about steel bikes?” Why, when we get on a steel frame, are we instantly transported back to that first bike we […]

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Niner Air 9 RDO Carbon 29er


Introduction by Francis Cebedo Ahh the carbon 29er hardtail… it is the weapon of choice by every XC racer and Strava KOM hopeful these days. But which one does one choose? What qualities should the rider look for? Niner fired the opening shot in this arena when they launched the Air 9 Carbon a few […]

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RDO, Carbon, Alloy – Niner Families, Fox Forks in Stock, New Niner Sweater, MTB Philippines


As you may have noticed, the Niner family of bikes and components is growing – most recently with the addition of our flagship racing hardtail, the Air 9 RDO. We thought we would take a minute to talk about how these families of Niner products line up. RDO – Best of the Best RDO indicates Niner’s top of […]

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New Air 9 RDO from Niner Bikes – A Racing Thoroughbred


New Photos Added (courtesy of ProBikeSupply) Introduction by Francis Cebedo: The Niner Air 9 RDO picks up the baton from Air 9 Carbon and delivers a sleeker and lighter bike.  The Air 9 RDO is half a pound lighter and tips the scales at about 2.5 lbs for the frame. The tubes are smaller, suggesting […]

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New Niner Air 9 RDO, New Niner Seat Clamp, Inside the Niner Offices, Carbon Fork Coupon


The Air 9 RDO is a thoroughbred – a no-nonsense instrument built for speed and performance. An extension of our form-follows-function philosophy, no curve is out of place on the newest Niner. And while looks are important, true attraction begins as soon as you push on the pedals and the Air 9 RDO goes flat […]

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Niner Bikes Continues to Thrive with Their Virtual Workplace


NBC just did a feature on Chris Sugai and Niner bikes as it explored how a company is able to succeed with a work force that is spread out across the country and the world. They showed how hiring the right people, trusting them and measuring their output can succeed in a virtual office.

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New Extra Small Niner Size! 2012 Demo Partners, 29er Fit, Carbon Bar Coupon Code!


Big News for Small Riders All Niners feature award-winning geometry and ride quality. The new XS E.M.D. 9 brings the Big Revolution to more riders than ever! 22.5″ Top Tube (over 1/2″ shorter than size small) 14″ Seat Tube (1-1/2″ shorter than size small) 3.9″ Headtube (3/32″ shorter than size small) Recommended Height Range of […]

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Niner Gift Guide and Holiday Coupon Codes


All Mountain Jersey As modeled by Fuzzy. $69.99 E.M.D. 9 For your first or your third Niner. Pure hardtail goodness, great price – frame for $549 USD.

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New Niner New One 9, RDO Carbon Post, RDO Carbon Fork and Dog Collar with Beer Opener


Niner One 9 The Niner One 9 was one of our first and best-loved models – a sexy, light-as-a-feather singlespeed for racing and epic XC rides. This upgraded version integrates advanced features throughout. Our award-winning One 9 gets a technology update Lighter, stiffer, stronger alloy single speed from Niner Bikes Custom hydroformed aluminum alloy tubing […]

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Niner Bikes Announces New Air 9 and E.M.D. 9 Frames


The New Niner Air 9: Strong, Lighter Niner riders have long loved the simplicity of an alloy hardtail with great ride quality. For those riders, we are excited to announce updated Air 9 and E.M.D. 9 frames, available immediately. New Frame Material: For the updated Air 9, we have selected a newly available aluminum alloy […]

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2012 Sram Forks, Complete Jet 9 $3099, Jet 9 RDO Cable Routing, Tour Divide Craziness


It is that time of year again – all the hot new gear starts appearing in our warehouse, and then disappearing faster than we can say “boo!”. Case in point – we just got our first shipment of 2012 SRAM Rock Shox forks. These 100mm models are a great fit with our hardtails and with […]

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Niner JET 9 RDO Carbon Bike – Video Added!


Introducing the Jet 9 RDO, Niner’s first carbon full suspension frame. One of the most anticipated bikes from Bike Press Camp has just been announced. The Niner JET 9 RDO is a full carbon fiber full suspension bike from a company dedicated to ONLY 29ers and with a long history of cutting edge ideas and […]

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Niner Bikes Announces Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) Suspension Patent


Niner Bikes is pleased to announce that CVA™ (Constantly Varying Arc) Suspension Technology is now covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739. “The timing on this is great,” said Chris Sugai, president of Niner Bikes. “As we predicted when Niner was founded, 29 is now a significant focus in the industry. Our early commitment to this […]

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Niner News June


You asked, we listened. Now available – a sleek, stealthy version of the Air 9 Carbon – for those of you that like to fly under the radar. Carbon texture meets our classic black licorice paint in a bike that would make Darth Vader jealous. See your Niner Dealer to order. Niner is stoked to […]

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Niner Bikes Announces Two Initiatives to Support IMBA


Niner Bikes announces two new initiatives to support the International Mountain Bike Association. First, Niner has designed and produced 9 limited edition Air 9 Carbon framesets. “These framesets will never be for general sale – the only way to get them is through support of IMBA” said co‐founder Steve Domahidy, “Riders can get their hands […]

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Niner Announces New Carbon Flat Top 9 Handlebars


Nine Also Announces C5 Warranty Program For Carbon Fiber Products Niner is stoked to offer new carbon handlebars. Bars are carbon-­‐tuned for increased ride quality/comfort, with the same sweep and width as our original Flat Top 9 alloy handlebars. The bars also feature a new ± 5mm rise/drop, via an offset bulge in the bar’s […]

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Niner Bikes Go Presidential


Former President George W. Bush checks out 29ers with Niner Bikes Niner Bikes co-founders Chris Sugai and Steve Domahidy spent Thursday morning of this week delivering and fitting a Niner Jet 9 full suspension bike for Former President George W. Bush, with assistance from local Niner dealer Kennebunkport Bicycle Company. “Most of Peloton 1, Mr. […]

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