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Niner RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike

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Niner RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike

Niner RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike


In the world of mountain biking, the word “fast” can embody different meanings. There’s the kind of fast that involves flying down technical trails with sharp turns, rock gardens, and drop-offs. Then, there’s the kind of “fast” that involves intense endurance and the ability to suffer for prolonged periods of time. Though the Niner RKT RDO features no shortage of drool-worthy features and technology, it’s a steadfast steed that’s designed and built to define the latter type of “fast.” The skeleton of this race-worthy horse is constructed from Niner’s RDO Carbon Compaction technology, which utilizes highly resilient fibers to provide front and rear triangles with an exceptional weight-to-stiffness ratio.

The RKT 9 RDO’s short-travel system is augmented by Niner’s patented CVA linkage design which permits pedal forces to operate independently of rear wheel travel. What this does is pipeline every ounce of the rider’s hard-earned energy straight to the pedals. To further ensure no pedal stroke goes to waste, the RKT 9 frame mates a 73mm PF30 bottom bracket, allowing compatibility with the latest 1x cranks and more conventional multi-ring drivetrain configurations. Essentially what a PF30 does is provide a more robust platform by allowing a bigger downtube and BB shell to be worked into the frame’s design.

Knowing that modern-day XC courses constantly seek to push the limits of technicality, Niner cleverly computed the RKT 9’s geometry to be able to excel on every section of the course. They began with the 439mm chainstay length which delivers a formidable balance of acceleration, climbing traction and the ability to whittle around the technical sections. Niner also capitalizes on Boost 148mm x 12mm rear spacing. As the first Niner to feature Boost, this thing has the clearance for up to 2.4” tires, allowing for a wider spoke interface and an overall stiffer wheel and swingarm combo. This equates to a new sense of confidence to maintain line selection in the most unruly conditions. Additionally, the RKT 9 achieves the lowest standover height of any bike on the Niner roster. The low standover height means the bike can be leaned further, making tight corners and switchbacks all the more graceful.

The RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike is built up using parts chosen for durability and substance over style. A Rock Shox Reba RL, 120mm travel fork handles the trail compliance up front with a FOX Float DPS Factory Rear Shock handling the business in the back. A Shimano 1x11 speed drivetrain is responsible for getting all the power to the Niner branded alloy wheels that have been wrapped in Schwalbe Racing Ralph rubber. Shimano SLX brakes reign in that power and speed as needed. Niner components fill out the cockpit and provide an excellent pedaling platform. This build is perfect for the rider who wants an incredible bike but knows that the most important components are the lungs and legs turning those pedals.

Reviews: Singltracks, Bike Rumor, Bike Radar


  • Carbon full suspension Niner RDO carbon compaction system for the ultimate in strength and reliability
  • 90mm of patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring
  • Tuned for CVA - FOX Float DPS factory rear shock with 3 position remote lever
  • Internal cable routing for a clean setup that is DI2 ready
  • Custom forged 6066 alloy suspension linkage is light and stiff
Frame Carbon Full Suspension Niner RDO Carbon
Fork Rock Shox Reba RL, 120mm, 15x110mm
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Factory Rear Shock With 3 Position Remote Lever
Headset Niner
Shifters Shimano SLX M-7000 11-speed
Front Derailleur -
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX RD-M7000 11-speed
Crankset Race Face Aeffect Cinch 32T, 175mm
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Pedals -
Chain Shimano 105 CN-HG601 11-speed
Cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000 11-42 11-speed
Brakes Shimano SLX M7000 160MM RT66s Rotors
Wheelset Niner Custom Alloy, 110X15MM Front, 148 X 12MM Rear
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 2.25” Wire
Handlebar Niner Flat Top Alloy, 710mm
Stem Niner Alloy Stem, 90mm
Grips Lizard Skins 494
Seatpost Niner Carbon Seat Post, 400mm, 30.9mm
Seat Clamp Bolt-On Type
Saddle SDG Falcon
Intended Use Cross Country
Weight 26 Lbs / 11.79 kg, Medium

Note: Components are subject to change without notice.

GEOMETRY (mm/Inch)
Size Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
A: Seat Tube Length 381 / 15 406 / 16 457 / 18 509 / 20 559 / 22
B: Effective Top Tube 555 / 21.9 570 / 22.4 590 / 23.2 610 / 24.0 630 / 24.8
C: Stack 584 / 23.0 591 / 23.2 600 / 23.6 609 / 24.0 619 / 24.4
D: Reach 393 / 15.5 406 / 16.0 424 / 16.7 441 / 17.4 458 / 18.0
E: BB Height - - - - -
F: BB Drop 35 / 1.38 35 / 1.38 35 / 1.38 35 / 1.38 35 / 1.38
G: Head Tube Length 95 / 3.7 100 / 3.9 110 / 4.3 120 / 4.7 130 / 5.1
H: Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
I: Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
J: Standover Height 696 / 27.4 702 / 27.6 728 / 28.7 763 / 30.0 802 / 31.6
K: Chainstay Length 439 / 17.3 439 / 17.3 439 / 17.3 439 / 17.3 439 / 17.3
L: Wheelbase 1074 / 42.3 1084 / 42.7 1103 / 43.4 1125 / 44.3 1146 / 45.1
5.0 / 5.0
2 Reviews
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4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Stars
Great Fun
Very light weight and agile. Components work very good. Climbs like a hard tail bike thanks to the rear lockout. It out rolls the 27.5 bikes I ride with. This is my first Carbon bike and first full suspension bike I've owned . I have the suspension close to perfect, which was easy to set up. Price was amazing. Can't get a better deal than Jenson has to offer.
April 4, 2017
9 months ago
Frazier Park, CA
Great Bike, and even better customer service from Chad!!
I had an older Jet 9 alloy bike 2010 that I sold a year ago. I have a stable of a few a othet bikes. Missing my old ride, I want to get back on a Niner. Also,my riding preferrence moved back to more cross/trail bike.. I'm 47 and my MTbike crew have been getting more and more younger riders. I rode this bike after 2 nites of 13 hours shifts and little sleep. I know I need all the help I need to keep up. My legs cramp on the 1st climb!! But surprisingly enough, I was able to keep up and focused on the "pedal dammit" on the top tube! I was able to catch my second wind and finished middle of the group, even with carsmping legs! This bike's light weight and effficiency got me trough. The bike was fun to ride too! Off the bat, I want to thank had for helping me cuztomize and already custom bike from Jenson. My buying experience was so great , I cant give them enough stars!! I changed the stem, handle bars, and chain ring to suite my riding style.. My bike came in 100% mint, fully tuned and just minor adjustment to fit me. Thank you so much for providing great products for very competetive price and excellent customer service!!!
Niner RKT and Jensons Rock'it!
Niner RKT and Jensons Rock'it!
June 24, 2017
New Jersey

Q & A

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Is this bike setup tubeless?
Johnny on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Bike is not setup tubeless by default.
would it be possible to change the fork? of course paying the difference
German V on Mar 23, 2017
Niner RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike
Niner RKT 9 SLX Jenson 2016 Bike
Fox 32 Talas 120 CTD Fit 29
Fox 32 Talas 120 CTD Fit 29" Fork 2015
Is the carbon layup in the slx same as the upper end model..? Also what is weight ? Thank you
Lonny B on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Only one type of RKT frame made so yes, this is the same frame. This build is around 26lbs.
Can this bike also run 27.5 tires or only 29s ? thanks!
A shopper on Mar 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Check description, think it said it was "Boost" campatible which means it's okay to run 27.5 + sizes (148mm x 12)

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