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RKT 9 RDO

Rocket powered fun

Ready for liftoff

Race-ready yet trail-capable, this RKT is ready for launch

Niner Bikes has always been about maximizing the speed, efficiency, and precision that 29-inch wheels offer. Now ready for liftoff, this all-new launch vehicle is our line-leading cross-country full suspension bike. Updated with Niner’s patented 100mm CVA suspension system, remote front and rear lockouts, and contemporary race-ready geometry, the newest iteration of our RKT 9 RDO packs efficient pedaling prowess and corner carving capability into a World Cup worthy package.

Chasing the Record Known Time

Designing the RKT 9 RDO, our product team deliberately focused first on race features. The frame is light and stiff, thanks to Niner’s RDO carbon fiber construction. The frame is made with a no-frills focus for fast flights into orbit. The geometry is aggressive and agile, for quick course corrections at escape velocity speeds. And the suspension travel is short and efficient, with handlebar remote lockout for instant, extra rocket booster power if needed.

Yet, we all know that not all space missions are made in the name of science. For those riders who focus instead on fun laps into low-earth orbit, the updated RKT 9 RDO is built for versatility and a playful, trail-friendly attitude.

Responding to many riders’ requests for capability in the face of any feature, and also accommodating the technical demands of modern cross-country racecourses, a geometry flip chip allows for more relaxed frame angles. Clearance to fit wide, 2.5” tires and a 120mm suspension fork expands the universe of possibilities. The seat tube fits a dropper post, and the long, low-slung frame is made for stability at atmospheric reentry speed.

Racing to the edge of the universe

The RKT 9 RDO is a race bike, first and foremost. Blasting off from the start line, 100mm CVA suspension is made to send every ounce of thrust directly to the rear wheel. And remote front and rear suspension lockouts can be deployed for even more efficiency as needed. Achieving escape velocity has never been easier.

In-flight vector adjustments are easy, thanks to the aggressive, agile frame geometry. A 68-degree head tube angle keeps the sharp end tracking accurately and the 75-degree seat tube angle keeps the pilot positioned optimally for maximum power.

Of course, the RKT 9 RDO is built from Niner’s own Race Day Optimized (RDO) carbon fiber. With careful application of the fiber layers and internal molds to maximize compaction of the carbon and resin matrix, Niner RDO frames are light, stiff and strong. They also exhibit comfortable ride characteristics in the face of burning, lactic acid race efforts and supersonic reentry turbulence alike.

A launch vehicle is only as good as the payload it can carry. With that in mind, we included two full size water bottle mounts in the main triangle. There are also threaded accessory mounts on the top tube for extra fuel, mission-critical cargo, supplemental oxygen, or a repair kit.

“Trail Country” Capability

Not everyone is afflicted by uncontrollable lust for lofty podium landings. Some of us just want to blast up to the mesosphere then point it earthward and let gravity take over. When you’re partying the whole way down, a fun fuselage makes all the difference. Most of us Ninerds are nothing if not FUN.

The RKT 9 RDO was designed with features to keep jorts-wearing thrill seekers equally as happy as our slender, spandex-wrapped racers. This bike sports “trail-country” features like clearance for 2.5-inch tires, a flip chip to slack out the geometry by a half degree, and a short, straight seat tube that’s well-suited for a dropper post.

CVA suspension tuning is made for efficient pedaling, but not at the cost of downhill performance. The trunnion mount shock aids lateral stiffness and keeps the suspension articulation smooth and supple off the top. The frame is even made to accept a 120mm suspension fork for riders wanting high-speed hijinks during planetary reentry.

If flannel and denim is your uniform, and your racing goals are focused on fun first rather than finishing first, this RKT 9 RDO is a launch vehicle you can love.

Race ready geometry

Agile, 68-degree head tube angle and forward, 75-degree seat tube angle, with flip chip adjustment built in.

Enduro MAX Black 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

Fit tires up to 29x2.5” for any racecourse and all trail conditions

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

Full sleeve internal routing

Clean internal cable routing for all controls including a dropper post.

"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."

RKT 9 RDO

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RKT 9 RDO 5-STAR SRAM X01 AXS LTD Specifications

With 5-Star SRAM X01 Eagle AXS wireless electronic shifting, DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline 25 carbon wheels, and a FOX 34 Step Cast fork, our capable cross-country racing platform is fully optimized for speed and efficiency.

  • DT Swiss XRC Spline 25 carbon wheels
  • SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless shifting
  • FOX SC 34 Float Factory FIT 4 EVOL fork, 100mm with lockout
Available frame sizesXS, SM, MD, LG, XLAvailable colorsHOT TAMALE/GLOSS CARBON OR GLOSS CARBON/SILVER
FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 100MM CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX PIVOT BEARINGSForkFOX 34 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT4, 3 POSITION W/ ADJ, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET
ShockFOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL, W/ REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COATTubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
Front wheelDT SWISS XRC 1200 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 110X15MMRear wheelDT SWISS XRC 1200 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM, RATCHET EXP 36
Front TireSCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP 2.35Rear tireSCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35
BrakesSRAM G2 ULTIMATEBrake leversSRAM G2 ULTIMATE
Brake rotors180/160 HS2 ROTORSChainSRAM XX1 EAGLE 12SP RAINBOW
Front shifterN/ARear shifterSRAM AXS EAGLE 12SP
Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM X01 AXS EAGLE 12SP WITH BATTERY COVER
CassetteSRAM EAGLE XG 1299, 10-52T RAINBOWCranksetSRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB, 32T
Bottom bracketSRAM DUB BSASaddleNINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER RDO SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarNINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC
StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHIC (XS/S/M- 60MM, L/XL- 70MM)HeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER GRRRIPS L/O SOFT COMPOUNDApproximate weight24.9 lbs
RIMS/WHEELSDT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE, carbon clincher, 25mm internalHUBSDT Swiss 180, Centerlock, with Ratchet EXP 36
SPOKESDT aero comp straight pull

We make every effort to publish accurate build specs, however Niner Bikes reserves the right to make substitutions or changes to bike assembly specification at any time without notice or warning. Product images may not reflect actual specification. Minor variance in color may be visible including fork decal color. Published approximate weights are for size medium (53cm) and may vary by +/- 15% due to manufacturing tolerances.

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