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Though 29ers originally debuted on the cross country course, Niner has taken the big wheeled bike and made it into a versatile, high performance trail machine. Capitalizing on the rolling efficiency of the 29” wheel, Niner designed the JET 9 to be more than just a capable climber. Through their patented CVA suspension technology and their trail proven geometry, Niner was able to create a 29” bike that was not only efficient, but was also nimble enough to handle the endless rock sections, drops, and even the occasional jumps that can be found on most modern trails. The award winning design entails sleek carbon upper rocker links and a custom forged allow lower linkage. Combine this with the 142x12mm rear hub spacing, and the power transfer becomes so responsive you’ll forget you’re riding a full suspension bike.
The JET 9 RDO features Niner’s Race Day Optimized carbon fiber frame production process known as Carbon Compaction System. Niner’s Carbon Compaction System uses a pre-shaped Styrofoam mold encased by a bladder that the carbon is then laid around. The firm Styrofoam core provides the desired shape of the frame and a solid platform for the carbon lay. The bladder is then inflated to fully compress the carbon against the outer metal mold for accurate compaction and a smooth inside wall, producing a fruitful list of benefits. First, it sets the carbon in the exact position it should be in without any shifting from a bladder inflating after layup. Secondly, it reduces the amount of excess resin to pool inside the frame, meaning lighter weight and less wasting. Lastly, it enables the inside wall to be free of wrinkles and loose fibers, resulting in fewer potential weak spots.
As a Niner 3 Star build, this edition of the JET 9 RDO offers a stellar component arrangement for value conscious riders who demand high performance and the latest technology out of there componentry. Outfitting the Niner JET 9 RDO 3 Star is the heavily-relied upon Shimano XT group. The XT group offers much of the same innovation found in Shimano’s top tier XTR mountain drivetrain, but with a friendlier price point. The low profile shadow rear derailleur and the latest generation RapidFire Plus shifters adapt to both rider and trail leaving you focused and in control. The XT M785 hydraulic disc brakes and brake levers inspire confidence in your stopping power to keep you descending like a sinned soul. The 38/26T crankset paired with 11-36T cassette provides a solid gear range for gutting out an XC race or simply having a blast on the trail with some friends.
The Niner AIR 9 RDO 3 Star bejewels where it counts the most, keeping an eye for substance over style. As the industry leader, Fox Shocks is no stranger to producing high-end suspension components that offer the smoothest, most adjustable rides. Therefore it was only logical that Niner chose to incorporate the Fox 32 Float CTD fork with their leading cross-country frame. With 100mm of plush golden travel, the 32 Float CTD fork features Climb, Trail, and Descend modes to provide no shortage of options for erratic terrain. The 15mm axle and tapered steerer ensure superior front end stiffness, helping maintain precise steering when maneuvering through technical singletrack or winding switchbacks.
When things get a little too rowdy, the Shimano XT M785 hydraulic disc brake system is there to hold your hand. Rounding out the JET 9 RDO 3 Star is a sturdy set of alloy ZTR Arch Ex wheels provided by none other than Stan’s NoTubes, meaning tubeless living for you! The build is then completed with a viable mix of Niner branded cockpit components, including a stiff carbon seatpost and handlebar.
This empowering unity of top-tier componentry augmenting the beauty and versatility of the JET 9 RDO frame bring forth a bike that’s fast and nimble enough to win stage races, yet versatile enough to tackle epic endurance challenges. If there were ever a beauty pageant for bikes, count the Jet 9 RDO as a true contender!
|Frame||JET 9 RDO|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float CTD Factory with Kashima Coat and Trail Adj, 100MM, 15MM|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD shock with Kashima coating|
|Wheelset||NOTUBES 3.30/ZTR ARCH EX, 15MM FRONT, 142 x 12MM REAR|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rapid Rob EVO TL 2.40/Racing Ralph EVO TL 2.25, Niner Graphic|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M785 ICE Tech Pads with 180/160MM Rotors|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT M785|
|Shifters||(Rear) Shimano XT M780 10sp I-Spec / (Front) Shimano XT M780 2/3sp I-Spec|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M786 GS Med Cage 10sp Shadow Plus|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M785 38/26T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT BB70|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M771 10sp 11-36T|
|Chain||Shimano XT HG95 10sp|
|Handlebar||NINER Flat Top Carbon, 710MM, Red Niner Graphic|
|Stem||NINER Alloy Stem, Red Niner Graphic|
|Saddle||Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic|
|Seatpost||NINER Carbon Seat Post, 400MM, Red Niner Graphic|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Size||Extra Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large|
|Effective Top Tube Length||559mm||578mm||595mm||615mm||635mm|
|Seat Tube Length||381mm||406mm||457mm||509mm||559mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||110mm||120mm||130mm||145mm|
|Chain Stay Length||455mm||455mm||455mm||455mm||455mm|
|Recommended Height||5'3" - 5'5"||5'3" - 5'9"||5'8" - 6'||5'11" - 6'3"||6'3" - 6'7"|