Niner Bikes Reviews and News


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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