Niner RIP 9 RDO Carbon (CTD Kashima)



  • Carbon full suspension from the only 29er only mountain bike company
  • 125mm of patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring
  • Compatible with 120-140mm forks
  • Tuned for CVA – Fox Float CTD shock with Kashima coat
  • Removable ISCG 05 tabs and offset linkage design for chainguide compatibility
  • Carbon suspension linkage and unique Niner alloy hardware
  • 142mm x 12mm rear spacing



“Quiver Killer” meets RDO Carbon Compaction in our top-end trail bike. Winner of Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year award as well as the Eurobike Award for design, the RIP 9 RDO sets the standard for bikes that need to get up to really get down. We’ve incorporated global rider feedback as well as our rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards to take a bike that is known for ride quality and handling, and up the ante with the RDO Carbon Compaction System, carbon linkages, ISCG compatibility and exactly the right amount of travel.


The RIP 9 RDO is beautiful from the inside out via Niner’s Carbon Compaction System. Now used throughout the Niner RDO lineup, this CCS utilizes rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon layers, yielding increased precision in wall thickness and significantly reduced resin pooling in the final product, allowing us to aim for better ride tuning, increased strength and durability along with the weight reduction that results from a more efficient process.


The RIP 9 RDO features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA Fox Float CTD Factory Shock with Trail Adjust and Kashima Coat. For those seeking the technical advantages of 29” wheels combined with pedaling efficiency across all chainring combinations (not just the middle ring), CVA™ is the front-runner. The result? A faster, smoother ride up and down the trail.


4 Star Build Kit

Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 140mm, 15MM
Wheels NoTubes 3.30/ZTR Flow EX, 15mm Front, 142 X 12mm Rear
Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin TL, 2.35
Brakes & Rotors Shimano XT M785 ICE Tech Pads with 180/160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano XT M785
Rear Shifter SRAM XO1 11sp
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 11sp
Cassette SRAM XG 1195 11sp 10-42T
Chain SRAM PC 1170
Crank Set SRAM X1 GXP 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Saddle Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post RockShox Reverb
Handle Bar Niner Flat Top RDO, 780mm, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Trail Stem, Red Niner Graphic
Grips Niner Grrrip


5 Star Build Kit

Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 140mm, 15MM
Wheels Niner AM Carbon, 15MM Front, 142 x 12MM Rear, Niner Graphic
Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin TL, 2.35
Brakes & Rotors Shimano XTR M985, 180/160MM RT86 Ice Tech Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano XTR M988 Trail
Rear Shifter SRAM XX1 11sp
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 11sp
Cassette SRAM XG 1199 11sp 10-42T
Crank Set SRAM XX1 GXP 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Saddle WTB Volt Team with NiCro Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post RockShox Reverb
Handle Bar Niner Flat Top RDO, 780MM, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Trail Stem, Red Niner Graphic
Grips Niner Grrrip



To progress as a rider you need predictability, balance and nimble handling and Niner is the company that first made fun trail bike 29ers a reality. Climbing or descending, the geometry of the RIP 9 RDO is tuned to keep you in control and ready to conquer new terrain at every turn. The RIP 9 RDO is intended for 120 to 140mm forks, allowing riders to further fine tune the ride.


Our robust R&D program - computer modeling, physical prototype testing (both in-house and at independent testing facilities), and hours of riding by skilled and abusive individuals make us confident that the RIP 9 RDO will exceed your expectations. We maintain that our RDO Carbon compaction system rivals the best in the bike industry and to back it up we offer our C5 warranty (five year) and a standard-setting commitment to customer service.


The increased surface area of a tapered headtube allows for a larger downtube, increasing strength and rigidity at this critical intersection. Tapered fork steerer tubes measurably reduce fork deflection, which means your Niner tracks straight and true. The full spectrum of riders from XC racers to All Mountain shredders benefit from these features which is why we incorporate the technology in all our new frames. The RIP 9 RDO lets you take full advantage of increased steering precision as you negotiate your daily dose of singletrack.


When you are in the backcountry, the details are what take your ride into the sublime. The trim and sexy carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for awesome lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style and an integrated replaceable skid plate lets you try that optional line with confidence. The RIP 9 RDO features more tire clearance, full housing internal cable routing for a clean look and precision-machined alloy interfaces for the bottom bracket, direct-mount front derailleur and brake caliper post mounts.

Technical Information

125mm rear travel
142x12mm rear axle
ISCG 05 tabs
120-140mm recommended fork travel
5 years Niner warranty
Tapered headtube
Carbon suspension linkage

Geometry & Sizes

As a company dedicated to 29ers since our beginning, we at Niner are proud of our geometry expertise. As you will see in independent review after review, our bikes are held to the highest ride-quality standards, across our entire line up.



Stage 1 Cycle Benefits

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