Niner Bikes posted on MTBr today that the company is readying a new model, and is asking the public for input on the name.
Saying it will "appeal to old-school MTBr readers in particular," the steel hardtail will featured a rear thru-axle, short chainstays, a slack 44mm headtube, internal routing for a dropper seatpost, and Niner’s BioCentric bottom bracket.
Overall, the new model looks very similar to the new trend of agressive, all-mountain hardtails like Kona’s Honzo, Diamondback’s Mason, and others we featured in Dirt Rag Issue #168.
I’m in favor of RAD9.
Stay tuned for more.