NINER BIKES veröffentlicht das neue Modell des RIP 9 All Mountain Bikes. Zu den Highlights des Bikes zählen der vergrößerte Federweg von 115 mm auf 125 mm sowie das reduzierte Gesamtgewicht des modernen Hydroforming-Aluminium-Rahmens. Details und weitere Informationen zum Modell können dem offiziellen NINER NEWSLETTER unten entnommen werden.
Die ersten NINER RIP 9 Rahmen und Bikes werden voraussichtlich in einem Monat versandbereit sein. Vorbestellungen werden bereits entgegen genommen.
Schon unsere erste Generation des R.I.P. wurde von den fünf größten Fachzeitschriften aus den USA bejubelt und erhielt Auszeichnungen wie „Bestes 29ER des Jahres 2007“. Unsere neue, überarbeitete Version wird ebenfalls sehr gut von den Fahrern und Medien aufgenommen, so dass unser R.I.P. 9 bereits als Referenz der All-Mountain-Kategorie nicht nur unter 29ER Bikes, sondern auch bei 26-Zoll-Bikes angesehen wird.
Unsere eigene CVA™ Federungstechnologie ermöglicht eine sehr effiziente Federung, die in jeder Situation über einen Federweg von 125 mm aktiv und sanft arbeitet. Die perfekte Balance wird gemeinsam mit einer 130 mm Federgabel erreicht.
Der preisgekrönte Rahmen profitiert stark von unseren neuen Design- und Fertigungstechnologien, die bei sämtlichen Rahmenteilen vom Steuerrohr bis zum Ausfallende berücksichtigt worden sind. Bei jedem Detail haben wir uns gefragt, ob wir es noch besser machen können. Vom konifizierten Gabelschaft und verjüngten Steuerrohr über die Hydroform-Rahmenrohre bis hin zu über 10 geschmiedeten Teilen wurde jedes Detail betrachtet und mittels Fenite-Element-Analyse, zahlreichen mechanischen Belastungstests und Einsätzen auf den Trails bis zum Optimum entwickelt. Als Resultat erhielten wir eine steifere Rahmenkonstruktion ohne zusätzliches Gewicht.
Die Fahrt auf einem R.I.P. 9 weckt die Leidenschaft, für die Mountain Biking bekannt ist.
AIRFORMED ALLOY FULL SUSPENSION FROM NINER
125MM OF PATENTED CVA SUSPENSION IS EFFICIENT IN EVERY CHAINRING
COMPATIBLE WITH 120-140MM FORKS
TUNED FOR CVA – ROCK SHOX MONARCH RT3 HV
ISCG 05 TABS AND OFFSET LINKAGE DESIGN FOR CHAINGUIDE COMPATIBILITY
FORGED SUSPENSION LINKAGE AND UNIQUE NINER ALLOY HARDWARE
142MM X 12MM REAR SPACING
|6.85 LBS / 3107 G W/ FRAME, SHOCK, HANGER|
7 LBS / 3175 G W/ FRAME, SHOCK, MAXLE, HANGER & SEAT COLLAR
|LICORICE BLACK OR NINER GREEN|
“Niner could not have done a better job creating this beauty.”
Air formed alloy takes the functional aesthetics of the new RIP 9 many steps beyond the original…
The original RIP 9 won “Best In Class 29er Trail Full Suspension” from What Mountain Bike.
We think the new RIP 9 will be ranked as “Best in Class, period.”
MTBr gave high marks to the original RIP 9, awarding it “Best of MTBr” ,
we can’t wait to share the new RIP 9 with them.
When they rode the original, Dirt Rag said,
“Niner’s R.I.P. 9 was a sweet machine that showed its versatility and reliability in varying terrain…”.
We’ve migrated this ride quality to the new lighter, longer travel RIP 9.
Sweating the details is what makes a bike great, and what enables us to garner
a “Ser Gut” rating from the toughest reviewer in the world – Bike Magazine Germany.
We think the new RIP 9 will rank even higher.
This newest member of the RIP 9 line up will be available for demo across the country, beginning this Thursday at Sea Otter. It is available for order from Niner dealers now, with first frames shipping internationally May 7th. Pricing on this frame has not increased over the original RIP 9 – MSRP $1849 USD. It is also available as a complete bike – full details here.
For complete specs and geometry, see www.ninerbikes.com/rip9
The Licorice RIP 9 RDO frames are available for order now, and shipping to dealers on April 17th. See your Niner dealer for details.
WIDE GOES CARBON. THE NINER FLAT TOP CARBON NOW AVAILABLE IN 780MM WIDTH
Last month we introduced the new 780mm Niner Flat Top Alloy Handlebar, and now, we bring wide bars to our RDO component line. Get the boost in handling without extra weight and with Niner’s C5 warranty. Available for purchase with your Niner dealer or on the Niner store.
- Available 710mm and 780mm width with cut-down marks
- Bar-end compatible
- +/- 5mm rise via Flat Top Design, 9º Sweep
- 156g (full 710 width) 193 (full 780 width)
- Rally Blue, Niner Orange, Niner Green, Moondust Grey or Red Color options
- $99.99 USD
IMBA PARTY AND RAFFLE – THE NEWEST SPECIAL EDITION NINER REVEALED AT SEA OTTER!
Yep, it’s that time again. Check the sneak peek above!
We’ve got an incredible custom painted bike to share with you as the start of our annual IMBA fundraising effort. We will reveal the model and design at Sea Otter next week – visit the IMBA booth to take a gander.
There are only 9 of these special frames and forks, and this year, we will build the first one into a complete bike and give it away to one of the folks who join or renew their IMBA memberships at Sea Otter before Saturday’s IMBA party. SRAM has generously helped us to spec this bike with XX1 – it is an amazing build worth over $6499.00 MSRP.
The remaining 8 custom framesets will go up for auction, world-wide, the first week of May. This year we have partnered with The Pro’s Closet for auction logistics, which will allow our international riders far more reasonable shipping and handing fees than in previous years. We look forward to some healthy competition! Keep an eye on our facebook page for a countdown to the auction and updates on the bidding!
SEA OTTER HAPPENINGS
1. Niner demo tour! We are bringing the West Coast Demo tour Van to Sea Otter – we’ll have Jet 9 RDO, RIP 9 RDO and the new RIP 9 for you to check out! Stop by booth 236, say hi and take a Niner for a spin!
3. We are stoked to have the Jet 9 Carbon as the official MTB of the Yakima Road Warrior program. Look for our first appearance on Yakima’s official vehicles at Sea Otter in Monterey. We’ve also added a couple of Flat Top RDO handlebars to their Spring Giveaway – check in at Yakima’s booth to get your scavenger hunt card and stop by our booth to earn your Niner stamp.
LARKSPUR BIKE-N-BEAN, LARKSPUR, CA
Mountain biker owned, mountain biker operated and mountain biker run, as an aficionado of the dirt how could you not love a shop driven by passion? Tom Delacy, Geoff Revill and Peter Mollison, owners of Larkspur Bike-n-Bean, have taken their passion for riding and are passing it on to the fortunate riders of the Larkspur cycling community and greater Marin County. The guys have steadily grown from a one room, service only shop, to their present location in Larkspur. They now provide a full line of bikes dedicated entirely to those of us who have a passion to get dirty. The best part… they have focused almost completely on the big wheels with a huge emphasis on Niner.
When it comes to taking care of riders the guys have things dialed. Their mission is to keep riders on the trails for miles of happy riding and their bikes in top shape. With a focus on detail and getting their hands dirty the trio of owners not only play a part in every build and repair they are the sole driving force behind the Larkspur Bike-n-Bean.
If you’re a dedicated mountain biker looking for that perfect tire for the area, brake bleed or suspension overall or merely in the area cruising the bike path behind the shop, stop in hit the espresso bar and check out the Niners on the floor!
Find the shop online at: http://www.bike-n-bean.com/ or like them on Facebook to stay connected for local rides and events. Larkspur has Niner demo bikes available today- contact them to arrange a ride or visit Niner’s Demo Event schedule to catch the traveling demo tour.
RIP 9: Lg, Md
EARL’S CYCLERY AND FITNESS, BURLINGTON, VT
Nestled in the Green Mountains of Burlington, Vermont, Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness is bringing Niner bikes to a hot bed of Northeast Singletrack. The city and the surrounding area are connected by an intricate network of public and private trail systems and a vibrant cycling community. The nearby Catamount Outdoor Family Center plays host to the longest running training race series in the country and is one of many trail networks in the area. With the passing of the boom in road cycling, mountain biking has been on the rise over the past 5 years in the area and Earl’s has been right in the middle of it all.
The shop is a founding supporter of the Fellowship of the Wheel, the local VMBA chapter, and the trail advocacy and trail growth projects in the area. In addition to Earl’s support of local trail projects, they also offer free basic maintenance clinics on Monday’s throughout the Summer and advanced clinics during the Spring, to local riders.
Niner is excited to be partnering with a shop so dedicated to the community and one involved so intimately with local trail advocacy. As the season gets underway, head into Earl’s to check out the newest Niners and take them for a spin on Earl’s test loop just behind the shop.
Find Salt Creek at: http://earlsbikes.com/ or like them on Facebook to stay connected for local rides and events/\. Contact Earl’s to arrange a ride or visit Niner’s Demo Event schedule to catch the traveling demo tour.
UPDATED DEALER LOCATOR!
We’ve made significant upgrades to Niner’s dealer locator. It is now easier than ever to find the Niner dealer closest to you and even easier to find your local demo dealers. Check it out and let us know what you think.
NINER GOES CAMPING / OFFICE CLOSURE
Heads up – the Niner offices will be closed April 22 through 25th for a company retreat. In other words, we are taking some down-time to get the whole company together, talk about new projects, ride and drink some beer. If during this period you have a question about your Niner or your future Niner, your local dealer is your best resource, or we will get back to you as soon a the office reopens on Friday.
We appreciate your patience during this important re-charge, and can’t wait to share what we come up with around the campfire.
Niner employees are passionate riders who believe that time spent on the trails with friends
is as important as time spent in the office. Scraped knees, riding tales, and camp fire smell
in our jackets remind us of our primary goal – building beautiful, dependable bikes that you will enjoy as much as we do.
Thank you, from the Niner Bikes Crew!
All action images – Ian Hylands
RIP 9 and RIP 9 RDO Product images – Michael Darter