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RKT 9 RDO RS

Race Spec Rocket

Race ready: RKT 9 RDO RS

The lightweight, 90mm-travel XC race bike that started a revolution.

Prepare for launch with the RKT 9 RDO RS, our original carbon fiber cross-country bike. With a 100mm suspension fork and 90mm of highly efficient, patented CVA suspension travel, this singletrack missile is made for race-day missions and lofty podium landings. It’s agile frame geometry, and stiff, responsive RDO carbon fiber construction are made for medaling.

Fit to go faster

The legendary RKT 9 RDO RS is made to get you there - FAST. Niner’s first bicycles were designed for the demands of cross-country racing and we’ve applied all our knowledge to this machine. From sprint races to multi-day marathons, this bike is built for all the speed, all the time. When pedaling is your passion, look no further for a platform to support your quest.

Agility and accuracy are paramount when quickness is your priority. So our RKT 9 RDO RS frame geometry offers nimble handling with a 100mm travel suspension fork, a 71-degree head tube angle and short, 439mm chainstays. On the steepest climbs, a 74.5-degree seat tube helps to keep your hips firmly forward over the bottom bracket.

CVA suspension

With 90mm of tuned rear suspension travel in the RKT 9 RDO RS, paired with a 100mm travel fork, this bike is meant for pure speed. This short-travel version of our famous RKT platform is perfect for XC racing, quick handling, and efficient pedaling. It’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke and resists pedal bobbing. Plus, remote front- and rear-suspension lockouts on the 4- and 5-star builds (remote fork-only lockouts on 3- and 2-star builds) give instant control to the rider when every pedal stroke counts.

Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVAtrade;, suspension design is a short dual-link, four-bar system unique to Niner, developed in house and patented. It’s built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending.

Stiffness, efficiency, light weight, and durability are all critical. That’s why we use Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings, rigid, machined aluminum linkages, and high end fasteners to hold it all together. If you’re going to bother pedaling a full-suspension bike, you’d best make sure it’s made to work right, all the time.

RDO carbon fiber

Any race bike worth its weight these days is made from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is common, but care, quality and attention to detail are not. In our quest to make the best bikes, we’re not cutting any corners. Niner Race Day Optimized carbon fiber is a cut above.

We start with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, our process employs rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon fabric.

The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. Not only are Niner frames stronger, but we can also build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased stiffness, outstanding durability, and less weight.

Lock out suspension, lock in speed

The RKT 9 RDO RS features remote handlebar lockouts for the front fork and CVA rear suspension. Read More

Short travel, race ready

Our race-ready RKT comes with a lightweight, 100mm-travel suspension fork for the ultimate in world cup, course-taming agility.

Enduro MAX black oxide pivot bearings

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

Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings

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

Tire clearance

Need room to roam? We got it. The RKT 9 RDO RS has space for 29x2.3” tires.

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

RDO carbon fiber

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

Di2-ready, Internal cable routing

Keep it tidy and clean with ports for internally routed cables. Ready for Di2 and a dropper post if you choose.

"Niner makes plenty of bikes for climbing mountains, but as far as XC bikes go, the RKT is meant for climbing podiums"

"Niner is making a statement with the RKT that the 29er is still the best platform for building a fast, lightweight, and racy mountain bike.”

"The marriage of speed and stability is courtesy of some smart geometry decisions Niner employed while designing this dedicated XC bike."

"The superbly efficient suspension platform and climbing capabilities are a sure recipe for speed on the flats and climbs."

"Niner refreshes its thinking with RKT 9 XC ripper"

"Thanks to the new geometry, the RKT can be pushed hard in corners and come out the other end with plenty of momentum."

RKT 9 RDO RS

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RKT 9 RDO RS 5-STAR SRAM X01 AXS LTD Specifications

Our 5-Star X01 Eagle AXS kit is the ultimate, high-end cross-country build for a purebred cross-country race bike. With a remote rear shock lockout, 100mm FOX 32 SC fork, plus DT Swiss XRC 1200 Splinereg; wheels and a SRAM AXS drivetrain, this is the premium XC athlete's build.

  • DT Swiss XRC 1200 Splinereg; 25 carbon wheels
  • FOX Factory suspension with remote lockouts
  • Niner RDO carbon bar and stem
Available frame sizes XS, S, M, L, XL Available colors SATIN CARBON BLACK/MAGNETIC GREY or GREY/ORANGE
Frame NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGS Fork FOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
Shock FOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT Tubes / Sealant STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
Front wheel DT SWISS XRC SPLINE 25 CENTERLOCK 110X15MM Rear wheel DT SWISS XRC SPLINE 25 CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM RATCHET EXP 36
Front Tire SCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35 Rear tire SCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
Brakes SRAM G2 ULTIMATE Brake levers SRAM G2 ULTIMATE
Brake rotors 180/160 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 PF30 Saddle NINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
Seatpost NINER RDO SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC Handlebar NINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
Stem NINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHIC Headset NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
Grips NINER GRRRIPS L/O SOFT COMPOUND Approximate weight 24.7 lbs

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