Niner RKT 9 RDO RS - 3 Star SRAM GX Eagle - 2022

Niner RKT 9 RDO RS - 3 Star SRAM GX Eagle - 2022

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Race Ready: RKT 9 RDO RS

The lightweight, 90-mm-travel XC race bike that started a revolution. Prepare for launch with the RKT 9 RDO RS, Niner's original carbon fiber cross-country bike. With a 100mm suspension fork and 90mm of highly efficient, patented CVA suspension travel, this singletrack missile is made for race-day missions and lofty podium landings. Its agile frame geometry, and stiff, responsive RDO carbon fiber construction are made for medaling.

Expect the best from Niner's popular 3-Star SRAM GX Eagle build kit. Mated to the RKT 9 RDO RS frame and FOX Performance Elite suspension, every feature of their premier carbon cross-country bike is fully expressed. 

RACE SPEC ROCKET

RIDER TYPE: Trail, Cross Country
MAX WHEEL SIZE: 29"
SIZE RANGE: XS, S, M, L, XL

COLORS: Satin Carbon Black/Magnetic Grey or Grey/Orange

  • DT Swiss X1900 Spline 25 wheels
  • FOX 32 Float Factory EVOL fork
  • SRAM G2 brakes

"Niner is making a statement with the RKT that the 29er is still the best platform for building a fast, lightweight, and racy mountain bike." - singletracks

- FEATURES - 

The original, amplified

Niner’s legendary RKT 9 RDO is famous for lightweight, efficient pedaling and quick handling. It’s been proven since its inception on racecourses around the world. Riders rave about lightning-quick responsiveness, instant acceleration, and supple suspension.

Yet for many riders, a race is simply a great reason to get out for a long weekend, ride some trails, and mingle with friends after the event. You could say it’s a party up front and business outback.

With that in mind, Niner's building our race-ready RKT 9 RDO bikes with premium 120mm suspension forks. This RKT is fast enough to mix up the lead group in a marathon, yet fun enough for an all-day epic on the day after. Thanks to a stiffer front fork, longer travel, and slacker geometry, you can confidently attack the course both uphill and downhill.

CVA suspension

Niner’s Constantly Varying Arc, or CVA™, suspension design is a short dual-link, a four-bar system unique to Niner, developed in house and patented. It’s built to be supple yet stable, controlling unwanted suspension movement with calibrated anti-squat, yet remaining active while climbing and descending.

With 90mm of tuned travel in the RKT 9 RDO RS, it’s sensitive to small bumps in the early stroke yet supportive in the mid-stroke, which gives riders a platform for pumping and popping off terrain. Going down, it’s consistent and controlled. With no need for heavy compression damping to control unwanted movement, CVA shocks are tuned for consistent, confidence-inspiring behaviour on descents.

Stiffness, efficiency, lightweight, and durability are all critical. That’s why Niner uses Enduro Max Black Oxide pivot bearings, rigid, machined aluminum linkages, and high-end fasteners to hold it all together. If you’re going to bother pedaling a full-suspension bike, you’d best make sure it’s made to work right, all the time.

RDO carbon fiber

Any race bike worth its weight these days is made from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is common, but care, quality and attention to detail are not. In their quest to make the best bikes, Niner's not cutting any corners. Niner Race Day Optimized carbon fiber is a cut above.

Niner starts with the best grades of raw carbon layered precisely according to the stress points on the frame structure. In construction, their process employs rigid internal molds and results in tighter, more consistent compaction of the carbon fabric.

The result? Increased precision in wall thickness and reduced resin pooling in the final product. Not only are Niner frames stronger, but they can also build more elaborate structures with better ride tuning, increased stiffness, outstanding durability, and less weight.

- NINER TECHNOLOGY -

  • Tire clearance
    Need room to roam? Niner has it. The RKT 9 RDO RS has space for 29x2.3” tires.

  • CVA Suspension
    Supple yet stable, and the confidence to drop into gnarly lines, knowing you’ll get consistency and control from top to bottom: that’s CVA suspension.

  • RDO Carbon Fiber
    Niner’s premium Race Day Optimized carbon fiber means more strength, higher stiffness, and less weight.

  • Short travel, race ready
    Our race-ready RKT comes with a lightweight, 100mm-travel suspension fork for the ultimate in world cup, course-taming agility.

  • Di2-Ready, Full-Sleeve Internal Cable Routing
    Keep it tidy and clean with ports for internally routed cables. Ready for Di2 and a dropper post if you choose.

  • Enduro Max Black Oxide Pivot Bearings
    Niner uses the smoothest, most durable pivot bearings in the industry. Made by Enduro, they’re built for life.

  • Lock out suspension, lock in speed
    The RKT 9 RDO RS features remote handlebar lockouts for the front fork and CVA rear suspension.

  • Lifetime Warranty
    Ride, race, rally. Niner has you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.

- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -

Frame

NINER RDO CARBON FIBER, 90MM, CVA SUSPENSION, ALUMINUM ROCKER LINKS, ENDURO MAX  PIVOT BEARINGS

Frame fittings and mounts

ALL SIZES HAVE ONE BOTTLE MOUNT INSIDE FRONT TRIANGLE. M, L AND XL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BOTTLE MOUNT UNDER DOWN TUBE

Fork

FOX 32 SC FLOAT FACTORY EVOL FIT 4 W/REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT, 100MM, 110X15MM, 44MM OFFSET

Rear suspension travel

90MM

Shock

FOX FLOAT DPS FACTORY EVOL W/REMOTE L/O, KASHIMA COAT

Maximum front suspension

100MM 

Tubes/Sealant

STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES)

Fork offset

44MM

Front wheel

DT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK 110X15MM FRONT

Shock size

165 X 38MM - 90MM TRAVEL

Rear wheel

DT SWISS X1900 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 148X12MM REAR

Shock Mounting Hardware

22 X M8

Front Tire

SCHWALBE RACING RAY EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX 2.35

Suggested Shock Sag

25% - MOVES THE ORING 9.5MM DOWN THE SHAFT

Rear Tire

SCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEED 2.35

Seatpost Size

30.9

Brakes

SRAM G2 R

Sear Collar Size

34.9

Brake Levers

SRAM G2 R

Cable Routing

INTERNAL, FULL SLEEVE GUIDES; DI2  COMPATIBLE

Brake rotors

180/160MM CENTERLINE X ROTORS

Front derailleur

S3/ LOW DIRECT MOUNT FRONT DERAILLEUR

Chain

SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP

Headset size

1.125" X 1.5" TAPERED INTEGRATED (CAMPY STYLE) HEAD TUBE, HEADSET INCLUDED, CANE CREEK DESCRIPTION: IS42/28.6|IS52/40

Front shifter

N/A

Pivot bearing specs

SEALED CARTRIDGE ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE BEARINGS - (8X) 26X17X5

Rear shifter

SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP

Chainring compatibility

COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD 1X, 2X AND 3X SYSTEMS

Front derailleur

N/A

Maximum chainring size

1X MAX CHAIN RING SIZE = 38T - BOOST CHAINRING RECOMMENDED

Rear derailleur

SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP

Q-factor

168MM

Cassette

SRAM GX EAGLE XG1275 10-52T

ISCQ compatibility

NO

Crankset

SRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB, 32T

Bottom bracket type

73MM PF30 BB SHELL (ADAPTERS REQUIRED FOR BSA TYPE BBS)

Bottom bracket

SRAM DUB PF30

Biocentric compatible?

NO

Saddle

NINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC

Brake mount type

POST MOUNT

Seatpost

NINER CARBON SEAT POST, 370MM, NINER GRAPHIC

Maximum rear rotor size

180MM

Handlebar

NINER FLAT TOP RDO, 780MM, NINER GRAPHIC

Rear wheel spacing

148 X 12MM

Stem

NINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHIC

Rear wheel through axle spec

M12X1.75PX182L

Headset

NINER INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40

Front wheel axle spacing

110X15MM

Grips

NINER GRRRIPS L/O NYLON SOFT COMPOUND

Front wheel through axle spec


Approximate weight

24.7 LBS

Max tire size

29X2.3" (TIRE SIZES VARY BY BRAND, SOME MAY NOT FIT)

- NINER GEOMETRY -

XS SM MD LG XL
Top Tube Length (Fork travel 100mm) 555 570
590
610
630
Top Tube Length (Fork travel 120mm) 559 574 594 614 634
Head Tube Angle      (Fork travel 100mm) 70.5° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Head Tube Angle      (Fork travel 120mm) 69.5° 70.0° 70.0°
70.0°
70.0°
Head Tube Length 95 100
110
120 130
Seat Tube Angle      (Fork travel 100mm) 74.5° 74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
Seat Tube Angle      (Fork travel 120mm) 73.5° 73.5°
73.5°
73.5°
73.5°
Seat Tube Length 381 406 457 509
559
Bottom Bracket Drop      (Fork travel 100mm) 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 32.0
Bottom Bracket Drop      (Fork travel 120mm) 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0
Chainstay Length Actual 440 440 440 440 440
Horizontal Chainstay 439 439 439
439 439
Wheelbase      (Fork travel 100mm) 1074 1084
1103 1125 1146
Wheelbase      (Fork travel 120mm) 1080 1090 1111 1132 1152
Standover      (Fork travel 100mm) 696 702 728 763 802
Standover      (Fork travel 120mm) 703 710
739 773 812
Reach      (Fork travel 100mm)
393 406 424 441 458
Reach      (Fork travel 120mm) 383 396 413 431 448
Stack      (Fork travel 100mm) 584 591
600
609 619
Stack      (Fork travel 120mm) 590 597
607 617 626

- BIKE SIZING -

Looking for the perfect size? Check out our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form and one of our experts will help you out!

Niner recommends sizing down for a more maneuverable ride or sizing up for more stability for riders who fall between sizes.

Rider Height Frame Size
5'0" to 5'5" XS
5'3" to 5'9" S
5'8" to 6'0" M
5'11" to 6'3" L
6'3" to 6'7" XL

- WARRANTY -

We're an authorized Niner dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Niner's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a lifetime frame warranty.  For full details, click here.

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