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“Hello, Niner? Yeah, so . . . where’s my new bike?”

“Hello, Niner? Yeah, so . . . where’s my new bike?”

Why is there such a huge shortage and shipping delay for new bikes? Well, there are actually several reasons and we can shed light on a few of them. Safe to say, both we at Niner Bikes and the industry at large have been on an uphill grind!

1 month ago
Kirt Voreis's "RIPPLE 9 RDO" custom painted Niner 29er trail bike

Kirt Voreis's "RIPPLE 9 RDO" custom painted Niner 29er trail bike

Every so often, we like to honor one of our dedicated athletes with a custom painted frame. Kirt Voreis has been riding Niner bikes since 2017 and he exemplifies the spirit of our brand. We don't take ourselves too seriously, we have fun, and we welcome riders of all style into the sport of mountain biking.

4 months ago
Check out this custom RLT 9 RDO build by Jackalope Sports!

Check out this custom RLT 9 RDO build by Jackalope Sports!

Gravel riders seem to fall into one of two general groups: adventurers or racers. The adventurers choose stable, sturdy gravel bikes with sensible gearing, ample cargo fitment, and durable tires. The racers -- not so much. It's all about speed and efficiency.

Case in point: this RLT 9 RDO build by sales rep and racer extraordinaire, Josh Saxe. Let's join Josh for a tour of his exotic, rally-ready RLT!

4 months ago
NEW RLT 9 Steel colors!

NEW RLT 9 Steel colors!

Just in time for the spring riding season, we're stoked to unveil not one but TWO new colors of our famous RLT 9 Steel! Please meet the stylish Black/Bronze and Emerald green.

Read onward for more photos!

5 months ago
Choosing 700c vs 650b for gravel – which one is better?

Choosing 700c vs 650b for gravel – which one is better?

If you’re wondering how to choose between 650b and 700c for your next gravel bike, you’re not alone. All of the Niner gravel bikes can accommodate either 700c or 650b wheels and tires. In fact, we have expanded our selection of stock 4- and 3-star builds with the 650b wheel size.

But which gravel bike wheel size is right for you? Let’s dive in to explain the difference between 700c and 650b gravel bike wheels.

5 months ago
Understanding Different Types of E-Bikes

Understanding Different Types of E-Bikes

If you’re paying attention to the landscape of popular new bicycles these days, the explosion in types of ebikes is impossible to ignore. Just five years ago, ebikes were relatively rare and poorly understood. Now, there are more types of e-bikes than we ever could have imagined.

Let’s take a look at different types of ebikes and dissect which is best for various uses.

5 months ago

Amanda Nauman gives us tips on how to have a successful LTL.

How to Make a Route for the Long Tiny Loop

In the aftermath of making hundreds of turns in a long, tiny loop for this project, there were quite a few people who messaged me with questions about how to create their own routes. I’ve put together a list of suggestions here that apply to routing for an attempt at the Long Tiny Loop or just any route in general!

You can read more about the Long Tiny Loop from Menso de Jong’s write-up here:

http://most-excellent-adventures.com/long-tiny-loops/
5 months ago
SDG Monster Hydro Team Tackles Long Tiny Loop in California

SDG Monster Hydro Team Tackles Long Tiny Loop in California

During COVID lockdowns, people around the world have completed varying degrees of crazy activities in very limited spaces. From parking lot marathons to single-story stair climbing Everestings, it seems we all need our exercise more than we need our sanity. While we are fortunate to not be truly under quarantine in this country, stay-at-home orders and heavily-impacted hospitals are good reasons to look for challenge and adventure closer to home. Enter the “Long Tiny Loop”.

5 months ago
Cerakote SIR 9

Cerakote SIR 9

We have said it before and we will say it again, we here at Niner love a custom paint job on our favorite bikes. For example, Niner has a long history of creating one-of-a-kind bike frames with an IMBA paint scheme and donating these bikes to support trail advocacy.

We did a super rad bike a few years back that many of you may remember. It was the Camouflage Cerakote RIP 9 RDO. Well, we are at it again! This time with the super versatile SIR 9.

6 months ago
The 2009 Niner W.F.O. - Looking Back at a Legend

The 2009 Niner W.F.O. - Looking Back at a Legend

Throwback Thursday or not, after the train wreck of 2020, we at Niner Bikes have been fondly reminiscing about the good old days. Like, back in 2009, for example. Coming on the heels of 2008, which like 2020 was a crap-tastic year full of financial meltdown, political brawling, and general malaise, 2009 was a year full of hope and promise.

And at the peak of 2009, this kooky little bike brand from California dropped a 140mm travel 29er mountain bike called the W.F.O. 9. The rest, as they say, is history ...

6 months ago