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.