We've just been to the unveiling of the new Niner RIP9 RDO and JET9 RDO over at Jungle HQ. Stunning new lineup from our top bike brand. The all new bikes now come 27.5+ ready with extra clearance and Boost back and front.
We had a sneaky ride on both bikes and first impressions are excellent all round. Build quality second to none and geometry which rewrites the 29" rule book, the RIP9 acheiving a super slack head angle of around the 66 degree mark when fitted with 170mm travel forks. 150mm of rear travel and optimised 160mm forks can tackle the gnarliest of trails and still climb with ease thanks to the CVA suspension system, shorter chain stays and extended top tube.
The JET9 RDO now has 120mm rear travel and optimised to 130mm up front. A shorter stiffer rear end together with extra rigidity from Boost spacing gives improved handling and tracking.
Want to know more? Want to know exactly how they ride? Its a good job we've got the first UK demo day for the the brand new lineup then. Currently being planned for August (we'll keep you informed don't worry) I know just the route that should put both bikes to the test.
More details, specs and prices to follow.
Check out the video link.... https://vimeo.com/173702187