The RIP 9 takes its place as the king of the mountain and Niner's most capable trail bike. A product of their [R]Evolution design, the RIP takes a fresh outlook on what a long travel trail bike can and should do. It's the go-to for backcountry epics and big terrain when you need every arrow in the quiver. Built with 150mm of remarkably versatile CVA suspension on a lightweight frame, the RIP gives you all the traction, control, and fun that used to be the domain of big, all mountain crushers, but without the extra pounds. Focusing first on the frame, the critical feature is the [R]Evolution geometry that Niner tested, evaluated and carefully selected. The roomy cockpit has a comfortable reach for short stem lengths, giving you quick handling and plenty of maneuverability to go mobbing through rock gardens and barreling big berms. The steep seat angle gets you centered in the bike and pairs nicely with the short 439mm chainstay length for better pedaling efficiency than anyone deserves from a long legged trail bike. And of course the compact rear allows you to square off turns and play your way down the trail. The frame’s boost spacing increases wheel stiffness and adds compatibility with 29-inch or 27.5-inch plus tires. Dropper post setup is a breeze with internal or external routing options, and the bottom bracket features ISCG 05 mounts for running a chain guide. With the benefits of a full carbon frame, loads of plush travel, and a geometry optimized for modern trail riding, the RIP 9 handles everything you throw at it.
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