Niner Bikes Reviews and News


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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