From the race track to everyday singletrack, the RKT 9 RDO is made to fly. Our completely new frame design will have you rethinking what is possible on a short-travel, race-ready full suspension 29er.
10 years ago, we started Niner on the belief that larger wheels offered true and undeniable performance gains in the world of mountain biking, and we still feel that today. but the landscape of 29ers has changed. We’ve honed the details of our suspension, kinematics and geometry and now feel confident that Niner is poised to introduce The Big (R)Evolution. Bigger is Still Better.
The new CVA linkage relies on meticulously forged and elegantly finished aluminium alloy.
Combined with increased bearing diameters, the revolutionized construction better resists lateral deflection and prolongs bearing life without adding weight to the system.
Boasting 90mm of incredibly efficient rear travel, the new RKT 9 RDO frameset weighs a mere 4.5 lbs yet it delivers the same stiffness as the jet 9 RDO. Designed with input from our world class athletes, the bike features a race inspired fit that positions the rider lower in the front end thanks to a new svelte top tube and shorter head tube. The new RKT is built with boost spacing resulting in a stiffer and more robust rear triangle.
Wheels with the wider 148 x 12mm hubs also have wider spoke triangulation yielding a combination that provides more positive power transfer and a snappy feel accelerating out of corners.