Niner Bikes came on the scene a few years ago building nothing but 29-inch wheel mountain bikes. If you haven’t seen the latest crop of 29er bikes, then you must have been hiding under a rock over the past couple of seasons. What was once only a “fad” adopted by fringe mountain bikers and single-speeds is now becoming mainstream and even adopted by most major manufacturers.
But, some dedicated 29er companies, like Niner Bikes, are flourishing and there’s no wonder why. Niner Bikes are built with passion and experience. The founders have tons of experience and drive in the bike industry and have brought that to the table with their stellar lineup. The superstar of that lineup is definitely the Niner RIP 9 full-suspension 29-er mountain bike.
Unlike most 29ers, the RIP 9 boasts 4.5 inches of travel. This is well beyond what’s offered by most manufacturers. With a carefully designed rear triangle and CVA™ suspension design, the RIP 9 gives new meaning to the word plush as it plows over small bumps without flinching, then climbs and descends with the best all-mountain bikes on the market today.
Niner RIP 9 Quick Review
I had a chance to ride the Niner RIP 9 at Interbike last fall and all I can say is WOW! This bike has won accolades from most of the major publications and I add my approval to the mix as this is truly one of the finest mountain bikes on the market today. It climbs extremely well and descends with smoothness not found on other bikes in its class.
If you are considering a new bike and want something different and mind-blowing, consider getting a Niner RIP 9 frameset and building out the new bike of your dreams. 29ers are for real and Niner doesn’t mess around. These guys know their stuff and their bikes show it.
Read my full review of the Niner RIP 9 at FeedTheHabit.com.
Specs on the Niner RIP 9:
- 4.5 inches of travel
- CVA™ suspension design provides smooth ups and downs
- Sealed cartridge bearings at all pivots
- Sizes: 16, 18, 20 , 22
- Shock: Fox RP23
- Weight: 6.51 lbs
- MSRP: $1649