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JET 9 RDO

Cross-country efficiency, trail bike versatility.

CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

THE UPDATED JET 9 RDO: FIT TO TAKE FLIGHT

Completely reimagined for 2021, our classic JET 9 RDO reasserts its position as our most popular, most versatile, and most agile trail bike. With hyper-capable frame geometry and 120mm of suspension travel, you’ll float up technical climbs, blast downhills, and fly smoothly over everything in between.

Our first JET 9 left the runway in 2007. With this early head start, we are now a leader in the category. Niner’s expertise in full-suspension 29er mountain bikes has been honed to a razor sharp edge. For this 14-year span, the JET has always maintained a place in our range. The latest iteration affirms the JET 9 RDO as one of the best contemporary short-travel trail bikes available, with the heritage to prove it and a lifetime warranty to back it up.

Just enough travel to take any trail

Our classic JET 9 RDO ratchets up the fun factor when it’s time to fly, but it doesn’t bite back during your climb to cruising altitude. It’s our most popular mountain bike and it consistently earns accolades from media reviewers, everyday riders, and Niner athletes alike.

By blending the pedaling chops of a cross-country bike with the suspension and geometry characteristics of a trail bike, we’ve made our JET 9 RDO into the most versatile bike we could imagine.

Pedaling uphill is limited only by your legs and lungs. Our signature CVA suspension leaves no ounce of effort nor watt of power wasted. Every pedal stroke earns altitude with no loss of efficiency.

Flipping it around and floating back down, your descent is turbulence-free, thanks to small bump sensitivity. Combined with solid mid-stroke support to save full travel for when you really need it, the JET 9 RDO is a smooth flyer in any situation.

Tuned and ready for takeoff

Contemporary frame geometry translates to modern trail manners when you need them most. The roomy cockpit has a comfortable reach for short stem lengths, giving you quick handling and plenty of maneuverability to navigate any airspace. And of course, the slack, 66.5-degree front end and long, 1179mm (size medium) wheelbase contribute stability and self-confidence when you’re dropping into steep descents.

Keeping your powerplant positioned well over the pedals, a 76-degree seat angle makes ascending to altitude a little easier. Paired nicely with short 430mm chainstays, the JET 9 RDO won’t hesitate when crawling up the crux of your favorite testpiece trail.

If your daily dose of dirt includes less pedaling, faster corners, and some heels-down, flat out fall-line chutes, you might want a lower bottom bracket and slacker head tube angle. Not to worry - the built-in flip-chip seatstay pivots allow riders to lower the bottom bracket by a full 8mm and slack out the geometry by half a degree.

The JET engine: Constantly Varying Arc

The beating heart of our updated JET 9 RDO is the Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension system. CVA debuted in 2008 as the first suspension layout made specifically for 29ers. With kinematic updates to suit the specific needs of each bike, it remains our patented, signature suspension system.

Our CVA fundamentals are rock solid: it’s stable yet supple while climbing and pedaling; going downhill, it’s sensitive and supportive; it’s consistent and controlled in every phase of travel.

On the JET 9 RDO, a new trunnion mount shock adds width (and therefore stiffness) to the frame and linkage. More importantly, the bearings at the upper shock fitment allow extra-smooth articulation through the entire rocker arm sweep of 40-degrees during suspension travel. This improves small bump suppleness. Furthermore, trunnion shocks occupy less physical space, allowing a compact form factor.

Niner full suspension bikes feature Enduro MAX Black Oxide pivot bearings. The industry benchmark for this application, the Enduro bearing brand created the MAX designation to indicate more ball bearings per race. This provides better load distribution and is ideal for suspension pivots. And the Black Oxide grade indicates a magnetite surface coating for more corrosion resistance. All in all, these are by far the best pivot bearings available, bar none.

A fuselage that’s fit for flight

Svelte yet stout, the JET 9 RDO exhibits Niner’s characteristic full-suspension form factor. A blend of weight-conscious trimming where possible and strength-enhancing structures where needed gives this trail bike the ideal balance of XC light weight and trail bike sturdiness.

Wide, flat surfaces on the top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection and twisting under torsional load. Crossmembers in the rocker link and swingarm keep the rear of the bike on lockdown during corners and hard efforts.

In order to get the best possible shifting performance,we designed the smoothest, straightest cable routing possible. Cable housing slides easily through full-sleeve guide tubes in gentle arcs from front to back. An integrated cable cage wicket on both sides of the frame just above the bottom bracket area keeps the housing protected from harm and free to move as the suspension cycle.

CVA suspension

Supple yet stable, and the confidence to drop into gnarly lines, knowing yoursquo;ll get consistency and control from top to bottom: thatrsquo;s CVA suspension. Read More

RDO carbon fiber

Ninerrsquo;s premium Race Day Optimized carbon fiber means more strength, higher stiffness, and less weight. Read More

Full Sleeve cable guides

No more fishinrsquo;. We built in end-to-end cable guides through the frame for easy installation and maintenance.

Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings

We use the smoothest, most durable pivot bearings in the industry. Made by Enduro, theyrsquo;re built for life. Read More

Protection where you need it

Factory installed, integrated frame protection to keep your ride safe from harm, even when yoursquo;re in over your head.

Lifetime warranty

Ride, race, rally. We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. Read More

Tire clearance

Need room to roam? We got it. The RIP 9 RDO 29er has clearance to run your choice of 2.6-inch wide tires.

"The Jet 9 RDO is an efficient pedaling bike that is plenty fun on the descents."

"The end result is an efficient ride that walks the line between XC and trail, which is no easy feat for a plus-sized bike."

"The Niner Jet 9 RDO XT 29 is a naturally fast cruiser and climber."

"It was an efficient pedaler, and the additional traction provided by the wide tires certainly helped on the climbs."

"The new Jet has one foot standing in the trail category, one foot standing in XC, one hand chopping through the jungle with a machete and one hand playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater."

"Descends fast, very confident and has a very plush yet nimble feel."

JET 9 RDO

$3,150.00
In stock
SKU
JET-9-RDO

JET 9 RDO 5-STAR SRAM X01 AXS LTD Specifications

Add our 5-Star SRAM X01 Eagle AXS LTD wireless electronic shifting, DT Swiss XMC 1200 SPLINE carbon wheels, and a 130mm FOX 34 fork to our most versatile trail bike, and you're ready for takeoff. This JET is light, fast, and tough.

  • DT Swiss XMC 1200 SPLINE carbon wheels
  • SRAM X01 Eagle AXS wireless shifting
  • FOX 34 Float Factory GRIP 2 EVOL fork, 130mm travel
Available frame sizes S, M, L, XL Available colors MAGNETIC GREY, EMERALD GREEN
Frame Niner RDO carbon fiber, CVA suspension, 120mm travel, aluminum linkage, Enduro Max pivot bearings, Full Sleeve internal cable routing Fork FOX 34 FLOAT FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, KASHIMA COAT, 130MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
Shock FOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL 3 POSITION W/ ADJUST, KASHIMA COAT Tubes / Sealant STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
Front wheel DT SWISS XMC 1200 SPLINE 30, CENTERLOCK 110X15MM Rear wheel DT SWISS XMC 1200 SPLINE 30, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM, RATCHET EXP 36
Front Tire SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.6 Rear tire SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35
Brakes SRAM G2 ULTIMATE Brake levers SRAM G2 ULTIMATE
Brake rotors 180/180 CENTERLINE X ROTORS Chain SRAM XX1 EAGLE 12SP RAINBOW
Front shifter N/A Rear shifter SRAM AXS EAGLE 12SP
Front derailleur N/A Rear derailleur SRAM X01 AXS EAGLE 12SP
Cassette SRAM EAGLE XG 1299, 10-52T RAINBOW Crankset SRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB, 32T
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB BSA THREADED Saddle NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC
Seatpost KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM) Handlebar RACE FACE NEXT R 800MM WIDE, 35MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
Stem RACE FACE TURBINE R 40MM, 35MM CLAMP Headset NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
Grips NINER GRRRIPS L/O FLANGED SOFT COMPOUND Approximate weight 24.2 lbs

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