2022 Niner RIP 9 RDO 29 Bike

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King of the Mountain

For more than a decade, the RIP 9 RDO trail bike has ruled our off road lineup. For 2019, this flagship bike evolves again. Our do it all trail bike hits the sweet spot with 140mm of consistent, controlled CVA suspension, progressive and adjustable geometry, and increased frame stiffness. Plus it's got more standover for 170mm dropper posts, longer reach, and a shorter head tube. More versatile and capable than ever before, reach for your RIP to tackle any trail.

A little less travel, and a LOT more bike

The new RIP 9 RDO sports 140mm of CVA suspension on a light, stiff, strong RDO carbon frame. With a 150mm travel FOX 36 fork up front, a 66 degree head tube angle, and a 75.8 degree seat tube angle, we're hitting the sweet spot of efficiency and capability. We also built in more standover clearance and a shorter seat tube to accommodate 170mm dropper posts.

By adding new Rib Cage struts across the front triangle, flattening the top and down tubes, widening the main rocker link pivot, and beefing up the rear triangle, the entire bike is stiffer from front to back. The struts reduce bottom bracket deflection while keeping the upper portion of the front triangle supple and compliant. And the wide, flat surfaces found on Niner's top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection (twisting) under torsional load.

The longest, lowest, and slackest Niner ever made

Thanks to the flip chip, two different geometries mean two bikes in one. The high mode geo is perfect for everyday trail riding. This bike launches uphill and over technical terrain, thanks to CVA suspension and the steep seat tube angle. When you're all out of breath, turn around and point it down. Drop in with confidence thanks to the long reach, low BB, and slack, 66 degree head tube angle.

The RIP's low mode brings out its rock star, party down personality. By slacking out the head angle a full degree to 65, and lowering the bottom bracket 7mm, the RIP transforms into a whole new bike that's perfect for chairlift days, shuttle sessions and backcountry excursions with long, rowdy descents.

CVA suspension

Niner's Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA, is built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending. Courtesy of a new higher overall leverage ratio, starting off at 3.0 and ending right around 2.3 for an average of 2.55, off the top it's easier to set the shock in motion and overcome static friction. It's also more supportive in the midstroke, holding the rider higher up in travel.

Going down, it's consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA is tuned for consistent, confidence inspiring behavior on descents. It's perfectly balanced, so the result is stable yet supple, active, ground hugging traction in every situation cranking uphill, ripping downhill, and everywhere in between.

RDO carbon fiber

We start with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, our process employs rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon fabric. The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. We can build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased strength, outstanding durability, and less weight.


  • CVA suspension

    Supple yet stable, and the confidence to drop into gnarly lines, knowing you’ll get consistency and control from top to bottom: that’s CVA suspension.

  • RDO carbon fiber

    Niner's premium Race Day Optimized carbon fiber means more strength, higher stiffness, and less weight.

  • Full Sleeve cable guides

    No more fishin'. We built in end-to-end cable guides through the frame for easy installation and maintenance.

  • Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings

    We use the smoothest, most durable pivot bearings in the industry. Made by Enduro, they're built for life.

  • Protection where you need it

    Factory installed, integrated frame protection to keep your ride safe from harm, even when you're in over your head.

  • Lifetime warranty

    Ride, race, rally. We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.

  • Tire clearance

    Need room to roam? We got it. The RIP 9 RDO 29er has clearance to run your choice of 2.6-inch wide tires.


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Geometry Size

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Frame fittings:
All sizes have 1 bottle cage mount inside front triangle
Rear suspension travel:
Maximum front suspension:
150mm (44mm offset)
Shock size:
210 x 55 | metric
Shock mounting hardware:
Upper M8 x 30mm | Lower M8 x 25mm
Suggested shock sag:
30% Moves the O ring
Seatpost size:
Seat collar size:
Cable routing:
Internal | Full Sleeve guides; internal dropper post routing | Di2 and FOX Live Valve compatible
Front derailleur:
Headset size:
Pivot bearing specs:
Sealed Cartridge Enduro Max Black Oxide Bearings
Chainring compatibility:
Compatible with standard 1x systems
Maximum chainring size:
34T with 52mm chainline | 168mm minimum Q factor
Q Factor:
ISCG compatibility:
Bottom bracket type:
73mm threaded
Brake mount type:
Post mount
Maximum rear rotor size:
Rear wheel spacing:
Rear wheel through axle spec:
Front wheel axle spacing:
Max tire size:
29x2.6 (tire sizes vary by brand | some may not fit)"