By Josh Patterson
Niner Bikes, the company that prides itself on its singular focus on producing mountain bikes with 29-inch wheels, unveiled their first all-carbon full suspension last summer at a press camp in Deer Valley, Utah. I was one of a lucky few to spend several days riding the Jet 9 RDO.
Since that time, I’ve been waiting patiently for Niner to send Dirt Rag an RDO to put through to paces.
My curvaceous test bike is spec’d with a full Shimano XT group, a 100mm Rockshox SID fork with remote lockout, a Kashima-coated Fox RP23, and Sun-Ringle wheels. As it sits, my size medium test bike tips the scales at 26-pounds.
Other features include Niner’s patented CVA suspension design, 100mm of rear travel, direct mount front derailleur, and post mount rear brake mount. MSRP for the frame and shock is $2,599.
I’m looking forward to getting reacquainted with the RDO. Stay tuned for more ride impressions and a full review in an upcoming issue of Dirt Rag.
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