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NINER RIP 9 RDO 4-Star XT 27.5+ - Demo1

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NINER RIP 9 RDO 4-Star XT 27.5+ - Demo 

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Built with 150mm of remarkably versatile 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. Now you can enjoy more travel with less weight, and when you can have more for less?...well, you always say yes.

[R]Evolution geometry
Focusing first on the frame, the critical feature is the [R]Evolution geometry that we have 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.

CVA
But what about all of that suspension? More than just the amount, dialed suspension is a must for any trail bike, and the RIP is built around our patented Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension. At its core, CVA is designed to remain fully active, all the time. The system harnesses chain tension to counteract squat and bob, but unlike other short-link setups, the pair of linkages rotate in opposite directions allowing them to react independently to both pedaling and terrain inputs. What you get is a bike that both pedals great and has plush, stoke worthy suspension for amazing big bike versatility.

Even with the built in efficiency of CVA, this bike is a real ripper, serving up its 150mm of just-send-it suspension to give you a new lease on any trail. Gone are the same old obstacles. What you’ll see instead is a whole new series of fantastically fun features to hit, jump and gap for glory until you’re smiling ear to ear.

27.5” plus compatibility
We embrace change when it means bettering the performance of our bikes. Advances in technology are enabling us to take new approaches to design and engineering, and nothing has had a bigger effect over the last several years than the evolution of wheel dimensions. Having already adopted 29” plus and Boost spacing into our lineup, we’re now introducing another wheel option, 27.5” plus. Given its similar diameter to a 29” wheel with a trail tire, the 27.5” plus wheel adds another layer of versatility to this already amazingly capable trail bike.

Design Features
Designed to be a hard charger, the RIP benefits greatly from the wider Boost spacing in the rear. As most engineers will tell you, the extra millimeters at the axle gives them additional tools when it comes to building better frames. Boost allows them to keep the RIP’s chainstays short, yielding a responsive ride in spite of the healthy amount of suspension travel. But it also opens the door to building in tire clearance that could only be dreamed of previously. With loads of room for the average 29” trail tire, the RIP can also comfortably accommodate 27.5” plus tires, giving you the choice of what wheel and tire combination is right for you.

To best complement the two wheel sizes, the RIP is offered in a number of unique build configurations. The 29er versions are mated to Boost 160mm forks up front, translating to a 66.5 degree head angle and true big hit handling. To offset the slight difference in effective wheel diameter and maintain the intended geometry, the 27.5” plus forks grow to 170mm of travel giving you even more confidence when dropping into chunky trail sections.

The RIP relies on a 1X drivetrain with a few extra features to keep you rolling. Something many will welcome, the 73mm bottom bracket shell is threaded so you can easily service and swap BBs when necessary. It also comes with ISCG 05 tabs so you can mount a guide if you’re looking for an added bit of chain retention confidence. And for those wanting next-level shifting performance, the RIP is also Di2 compatible so you can route wires and enjoy a truly deluxe drivetrain.

The RIP frame itself is built using our Carbon Compaction system. To ensure proper wall thickness and minimize strength sapping voids, the carbon plies are cured under intense pressure. This forces out superfluous resin producing a remarkably resilient structure that not only matches our engineering specifications for strength, durability and weight, but also looks super clean and stealthy.

And let’s face, in spite of a load of great functions and features, sometimes it all comes down to good looks, and the RIP’s got ’em. The two available paint and carbon finish options highlight the frame’s bold lines, while the internal dropper and shifter routing keeps distracting housing out of sight. The result—the RIP is a bike you’ll be psyched to ride on the trails, show off to all your friends, and most of all, you’ll be stoked to call it your very own.


Features

  • Frame: Minimal signs of shoe rub on chainstays, crankset.
  • Drivetrain: Cleaned, tuned, and inspected for wear or damage.
  • Brakes: Brakes inspected for damage and excessive wear.
  • Wheels: Trued wheels and inspected for damage or excessive wear.
  • Suspension: Suspension cleaned and inspected for damage and wear.


Specifications

Wheel Size27.5+
Frame MaterialCarbon Fiber
Frame Material DetailsRDO Carbon Compaction, titanium frame guards
Rear Travel150mm
Rear ShockFOX Float X DPS Factory EVOL, 3-position, 216mm x 63mm
Optional upgrade: Push Industries Elevensix
ForkRockShox Lyric RC Solo Air, 110x15mm axle
Fork Travel170mm
Head Tube DiameterTapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
HeadsetNiner internal, zero-stack, ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
HandlebarRace Face Next, 760mm width, 20mm rise, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Aeffect, 35mm clamp
GripsNiner Grrrips, lock-on
BrakesShimano XT M8000, RT86 Ice Tech rotors, 180mm front, 160mm rear, Ice Tech pads
Brake LeversShimano XT M8000
Drivetrain1x
ShiftersShimano XT M8000, 11-speed, I-Spec II
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurShimano XT M8000 GS, 11-speed, Shadow Plus
ISCG TabsISCG05
ChainguideN/A
CranksRace Face Turbine
ChainringsRace Face Turbine, 32 tooth
Bottom BracketRace Face BSA, 73mm
PedalsN/A
ChainShimano XT HG-701, 11-speed
CassetteShimano XT M8000, 11-46 tooth, 11-speed
RimsStan's NoTubes Neo/ZTR Baron S1
HubsStan's NoTubes Neo/ZTR Baron S1, 110x15mm front, 148x12mm rear
Spokes
TiresMaxxis Rekon + DC/EXO/TR, 27.5" x 2.8"
SaddleNiner custom, CrMo rails, Niner graphic
SeatpostKS Lev Integra
Seatpost Diameter30.9mm
Seatpost ClampStandard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size27.5"+ x 3.0" or 29" x 2.5"
Bottle Cage MountsYes (single)
MiscellaneousCVA suspension system
Internal and external dropper post routing
Electronic drivetrain wiring compatibilty (including integrated battery storage in the frame)
Optional wheel upgrade: ENVE M60+ rims with DT Swiss 350 hubs, 28 hole


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