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Niner RIP 9 Frame 2011

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Niner RIP 9 Frame 2011

Niner RIP 9 Frame 2011

Niner says "If you want one Niner for everything, from fast alpine XC to burly desert trails", then the RIP 9 is the one. It features 4.5" of rear wheel travel on a custom-valved Fox RP23 shock.
  • Perfectly matched to today's modern 120mm travel 29'er forks
  • Tapered head tube with "inset or zero stack" style headset (Headset not included)
  • Hydroformed frame tubes
  • CVA™ suspension technology is active and efficient
Dozens of positive magazine reviews and MTBR's "Consumer Choice" Award have been heaped upon the RIP 9. Ride one, find out why.

GEOMETRY

SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
(A) EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH (120/140)
23.1/23.3"
586/590mm
23.75/23.9
603/607
24.5/24.6
622/626
25.25/25.4
641/645
(B) SEAT TUBE LENGTH
16"
406mm
18
457
20
508
22
558
(C) CHAIN STAY LENGTH
17.9"
455mm
17.9
455
17.9
455
17.9
455
(D) FRONT CENTER (120/140)
26/26.2"
660/666mm
26.7/26.9
677/683
27.7/27.9
702/708
28.4/28.7
722/728
(E) WHEELBASE (120/140)
43.9/44.1"
1113/1120mm
44.5/44.8
1130/1137
45.5/45.8
1156/1163
46.3/46.6
1176/1183
(F) BB DROP 120/140)
1.1/0.8"
29/21mm
1.1/0.8
29/21
1.1/0.8
29/21
1.1/0.8
29/21
(G) HEAD TUBE LENGTH
4.5"
115mm
4.7
120
5.1
130
5.7
145
(H) SEAT TUBE ANGLE (120/140)
73.5/72.5° 73.5/72.5 74/73 74/73
(I) HEAD TUBE ANGLE (120/140)
70.5/69.5° 70.5/69.5 70.5/69.5 70.5/69.5
STAND-OVER HEIGHT (120/140)
27.8/28.1"
704/713mm
29.2/29.5
740/749
30.6/30.9
776/784
32.1/32.4
815/822
HEIGHT RECOMMENDATION
5'3"-5'9"
1.6-1.75m
5'8"-6'
1.73-1.83m
5'11"-6'3"
1.8-1.91m
6'3"-6'7"
1.91-2.01m


4.7 / 5.0
11 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
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This is a great all around bike, BUT...
This bike is a nice bike, i really like mine. It can handle anything you can throw at it. Set up with XO Drive train and Fox Front and rear, it is about as nice of a build i can still stand to beat on. it climbs well, and descends even better.

The bike is a bit heavy when compared to a XC race machine, but that is not what this bike is about.

Now for the not so awesome: The bottom bracket sits a bit lower then most every other bike i have ridden, thus there is a lot of pedal scrape in turns and over obsticals where you have to keep the cranks turning. That has brought me to turning. It is a Long Full Suspension 29er, so nothing in that sentence says that it is a nimble bike, but turning it is like turning a Mack truck in an ice storm. It is kind of slow and all over the place. If there are berms, then all is well.

All in all I love this bike, just keep in mind it is not for racing!
This bike is a nice bike, i really like mine. It can handle anything you can throw at it. Set up with XO Drive train and Fox Front and rear, it is about as nice of a build i can still stand to beat on

PROS: Handling, Looks good, Down Hill, Suspension Setup, Pedaling Efficiancy

CONS: Low To The Gound, Heavy

BEST USES: all mountain, Light down hill
October 4, 2012
Location:
Charlotte NC
Great frame, although a little heavy
This a great frame, I have the 2009 version, and performs great, paired with a 120mm Fox RL fork is a great machine, a little heavy (29lbs the entire bike for a Small size, my previous Kona Hei Hei was 27.5 lbs with pretty much the same components).

But for a 29er with all-mountain capabilities, it is a great weight, would recommend it any day. Make sure you get tubless tires.

PROS: Nice looking, Great suspension, Performance

CONS: Weight
March 13, 2012
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Excellent frame
Great all-rounder for a medium-travel 29'er. CVA is the real deal. Pedals great, plenty of plush on the DH.
May 6, 2013
Location:
Boise, ID
great frame
I have the 2010 version of this frame built with Rockshox Reba forks.This bike looks and handles very well. I use it for cross country, all mountain and have even had it on the Brian Head chair lifts. This is a great bike one quiver bike and mine is built up around 29 pounds with dropper post.

PROS: Fit and finish
October 4, 2012
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
All-Around Luciousness
Frame came right on schedule in perfect condition. Overall a very positive experience.

PROS: Great All Mtn Performance, Climbs Relatively Well, Nice Linkage

CONS: None so far
October 4, 2012
Location:
Austin, TX
awesome deal on a #1 rated product
Great geometry for aggressive trail riding.
I put ther Pike RCT3 150MM fork with a zero stack headset. Slackened head angle and can adjust fork travel to 140mm 130mm and 120mm for climbing.
The clear coat glows in the dark. Discovered that after a few weeks.
The quality of tubing. Welds. Design. And finish is absolutely top shelf.
No ICG mounts for bash/chain guide. but cup mounted versions work well too.
Clinbing friendly and dialed for burley descents.

PROS: Attractive Design, Clear Glows In The Dark, Lightweight, Durable

CONS: Not 1×11 Compatible, Xtr 2×10 Clearance Issue, Limited Compatibility

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Racing
November 17, 2013
Location:
Orting, Wa.
Do it all bike
I bought my RIP a bit over a year ago. Wow what a ride. I am a clydesdale and it holds up really great to abuse. I put the 142x12 rear axle on it and that was well worth the marginal additional cost. Talk about stiff rear triangle!

This bike just really rolls. It does everything I ask it to. Fast rolling smooth single track, no problem. Maybe not the best but does it well. Rock gardens, no problem. Maybe not the best but does it well. Hill climbs, goes up great, maybe not the best, but no problem. Down hill, it is all behind you by now, better bikes. Sure. Now put all that in to every ride where you can't just switch out bikes. That is what I ride every time. Now That is where the RIP truly shines. It just takes it all and keeps going.

This is really not a race bike. You want to just go fast, there are better options. Want to enjoy every second and forget about the bike under you with every peddle stroke? ride a Niner RIP!

Look past the price tag. Worth every penny!

PROS: Comfortable, Stiff, Takes On All Terrain, Strong, Nimble

CONS: Some Chain Suck
October 9, 2012
Location:
Mid-MO
This bike is amazing.
I love this bike. It made me a better rider right from the start. This bike has taken everything that I've thrown at it, and asked for more. I also own The Jet 9 RDO and this bike climbs almost as well and is 5 lbs heavier. CVA linkage is amazing. I never use propedal,I just get on the bike and ride. I built mine with the fox talas 34,X.0 drivetrain, American classic wheels, formula R1 brakes, and got the weight down to 27 lbs.

PROS: Great Handling, Confidence Inspiring, Climbs Great, Point And Shoot

CONS: Can Be Heavy

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Xc Bike, Trail riding
March 17, 2013
Location:
socal.
What a ride
Love this frame, I'm a big guy and this frame can handle anything I put it through. I did put Drop Out Kit 12X142 on it to stiffen up the rear end. Oh and what a great deal it was when it was on sale.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design
November 19, 2013
Location:
Phoenix
Great frame. Rocky trails? No problem.
Love this friggin' frame. I'm 6'5" - 240 lbs and rides like a dream. Fits great. Light enough to throw around on really rough spots and takes up the slack when my legs are tired of soaking up rocky terrain. Love it.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Bangin' Tough

CONS: Paint Chips
November 19, 2013
Location:
Rome, Georgia

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