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Support trails and bid to win a custom IMBA RIP 9 RDO

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By Zack Vestal
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Support trails and bid to win a custom IMBA RIP 9 RDO

What good is a kick-ass off-road bike without a place to ride it? Yeah, that’s what we thought, too. No damn good at all.

That's why Niner has been a decade-long support of the International Mountain Bike Association. We've never wavered in our backing for the organization that's built and improved miles of trails around the world.

We have a history of creating one of a kind, custom painted bikes for riders who share our staunch support of IMBA. By auction or raffle, we make these bikes available for riders who aren't afraid to go big with putting their hard-earned dollars to a great cause. Bid to win the size Large here: https://ebay.to/2CupVtm; sizes Small and Medium also available.

To close out 2019, we've donated 3 of these custom RIP 9 RDO frames to IMBA for our latest fundraising auction effort. The frames were painted by Spectrum Paint and Powder Works in Boulder, Colorado. These one-off bikes are dressed with build kits including parts from other longtime IMBA supporters such as SRAM, FSA, Maxxis, and Ergon

"Spectrum was awesome to work with and they did a great job," says Nate Adams, Niner Senior Designer and the mastermind behind the bike design. "I tried to play off IMBA's recent branding and color palette update. The bikes look amazing with the masking and rainbow fade."

The bike auction is being hosted by The Pros Closet, another IMBA supporter. While TPC is no longer focusing on it's eBay store model, they graciously offered to help Niner and IMBA to effectively broadcast the story and host the auction.

To bid on one of these amazing bikes, see the auction site here. Only four of these frames were produced and three are being offered by auction to the riding public. 

“We love to see mountain bike trails be as common as ballfields. That’s a very tall goal but it’d be great if most communities had trails right in their backyards,” says IMBA’s executive director, Dave Wiens. “Not every community can have backcountry trails, but some can have a bike park the same way you’d have a skate park, something for people to get out on.”


The growth and protection of our trail systems not only directly support every company and every person who makes a product for mountain bikers but support every aspect of a good life. And we think the good life includes spending quality time outside, away from desks, traffic, and obligations outside of keeping it rubber side down. There aren’t that many opportunities to both do good and benefit your bottom line.

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