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 | View AIR 9 RDO Spec Sheet (PDF)

About Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly 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.


Leave A Reply