Little did we realize that when Niner Bikes embarked on the RDO path that they were dead serious. First came the drool-inducing JET 9 RDO, then a series of cockpit bits and now… well, the already-streamlined AIR 9 Carbon gets even faster and lighter with the new AIR 9 RDO. The first 50 frames will ship in March and be available with complete Limited buildkits that leave little to be desired. Retail price of the Niner AIR 9 RDO Lmited in Niner Green is $6199 with green or black framesets available thereafter for $2099.

Looking at the highlights of the new AIR 9 RDO, here’s a list of changes over the standard AIR 9 Carbon:

  • Lighter carbon layup and profiles
  • PF30 bottom bracket
  • Low-profile, “tucked in the rear triangle” post brake mount
  • Molded carbon bits everywhere
  • Optimized for geared XC racing
  • 1125 grams in weight savings

In the ever-changing landscape of mountain bikes, the Niner AIR 9 RDO ups he ante with a lightweight XC racer that still handles like a Niner.

More Info: Visit NinerBikes.com/AIR9RDO | View AIR 9 RDO Spec Sheet (PDF)

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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