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Niner AIR 9 RDO Carbon Frame

ITEM NUMBER: 175 NINRF4
PRICE POINT:
$1,244.98
MSRP:
$2,099.00
 
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NINER TECHNOLOGY

For every model, whether it's their lightest cross country hardtail or the burliest full suspension bike, Niner considers how each angle or length will interact with big wheels to affect the finished build.

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Rather than just offering the same carbon products, Niner makes sure they are maximizing the benefits of the material so that their carbon products are purpose-built from the ground up.

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The basic concept of the larger diameter is simple: it will keep your wheels on top of oncoming obstacles. Rather than riding IN the terrain, you'll be riding ABOVE it, gaining more control and stability on even the roughest trails.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Niner AIR 9 RDO Carbon Frame

The Air 9 RDO is a thoroughbred – a no-nonsense instrument built for speed and performance. An extension of Niner's form-follows-function philosophy, no curve is out of place on the newest Niner. And while looks are important, true attraction begins as soon as you push on the pedals and the Air 9 RDO goes flat out.

The Air 9 RDO is specifically intended as a geared racing bike. With this in mind Niner referred to the purposeful lines of the Air 9 Carbon but reduced diameters and trimmed profiles throughout. Compared to the CYA bottom bracket shell of the Air 9 Carbon, the smaller PF30 shell of the Air 9 RDO suggested smaller junctions and negated the need for an alloy insert. The rear brake mount is tucked inside the curving stays to distribute twisting forces evenly, permitting smaller caliper mounts and decreased wall thicknesses. Even the headset races in the headtube are molded carbon - they shaved grams wherever they found them. The net result? A 1125g Niner frame that is going to knock your socks off.

  • Tapered headtube
  • Niner’s proven hardtail geometry
  • Optimized for 80 to 100mm suspension forks
  • PF30 bottom bracket
  • 31.6mm seat post
  • 34.9 front der high clamp, bottom pull
  • 135mm QR rear spacing

Have you decided on a fork to go with this sweet XC frame? We currently carry over 4 dozen short travel XC type forks. Take a look at our selection of 100mm XC forks here.

GEOMETRY

Geometry

Size

X-Small

Small

Medium

Large

X-Large

A

Top Tube Length (mm)

574

590

607

626

645

B

Seat Tube (mm)

356

394

419

483

533

C

Chain Stay (mm)

439

439

439

439

439

D

Front Center (mm)

640

655

660

680

700

E

Wheelbase (mm)

1073

1088

1094

1114

1134

F

Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)

54

54

54

54

54

G

Head Tube Length (mm)

100

105

110

125

145

H

Head Tube Angle

70

70

71

71

71

I

Seat Tube Angle

73

73

73

73

73

J

Standover (mm)

688

724

744

796

837

K

Reach (mm)

390

404

418

433

446

L

Stack (mm)

604

608

617

631

651

Geometry based on 100mm fork

Rider Height Bike Fit Chart

Height

Frame Size

5'0" - 5'5"

X-Small

5'3" - 5'9"

Small

5'8" - 6'

Medium

5'11" - 6'3"

Large

6'3" - 6'7"

X-Large

Please Note: These are only recommendations. Fit is also affected by inseam, torso length, reach, component selection and riding style.

Compatibility

73mm PF30 BB width

PF30 BB adaptable to threaded via adapters

31.6mm seat post size, 400mm length recommended

34.9mm front derailleur, high mount, top pull

34.9mm seat collar size

1.125"-1.5" tapered head tube with integrated (Campy style) headset (headset included) Cane Creek standard description: IS42/28.6|IS52/40

Small frame has one bottle mount inside the front triangle. Medium, large and XL have two bottle mounts inside the front triangle

Replaceable derailleur hanger

Not compatible with aftermarket EBB systems

Titanium chain drop and chain suck protection pieces

Protective 3M tape under DT

Integrated aluminum head badge for internal, full-housing cable routing

135mm QR rear spacing

Can fit up to a 2.4" tire (tire size varies by brand, some tires may not fit)

Compatible with standard 3x chainring systems

SRAM recommended 2x chainrings: 26/39T or lower

SRAM XX1 recommended max chainring: 34T Q-Factor: 168mm

Shimano XT recommended 2x chainrings: 28/40T or lower

SHIMANO XTR 2x is not recommended. Both versions (40t/48.8mm chain line and 38t/46.6 chain line) position the large chainring in a way that it may contact the frame.

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Niner Air 9 RDO - Aug 12, 2014

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PASADENA, MD

Frame has been great. Very stiff. No flex at all. Have ridden it at Coopers Gap Epic and Patapsco Epic. Great riding.

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