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The do all 29er full suspension Niner RIP 9 frame has been refined and perfected - providing an excellent ride experience for nearly all trail conditions and types around.
Tapered steerer tube technology at the head tube. 1.125-1.5" taper head tube uses "inset" or "zero stack" style headsets (44mm upper, 56mm lower) (headset not included) Use: Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40
Hydroformed top tube and down tube provides excellent strength to weight
Over 10 forged or extruded parts on the RIP 9 all went through a painstaking process of FEA, mechanical stress tests and real world testing to be as light and as strong as possible.
Increased stiffness everywhere without a weight penalty.
Niner RIP 9 geometry is designed to work with 120 - 140mm travel forks.
Replaceable drop outs on both sides for axle options: 135mm QR rear spacing (Included), 135mm x 12mm TA Maxle (Optional). Niner Maxle Kit Frame Parts
Max Tire Size: 2.5" (Tire sizes vary per brand and some tires may not fit.)
Chainring Recommendations: Compatible with current 3x chainring setups, Compatible with 2x chainring setups from SRAM and Shimano and require the following configurations: SRAM 2x (26/39t or lower) and Shimano (28/40t or lower), (don't use 40t Shimano XTR cranks because of 48.8mm chain line), and SRAM XX1 max chainring is 38t.
4.5" of Niner CVA suspension design provides very smooth, efficient, balanced, and an active feel to this frame - the perfect 120mm all mountain experience
CVA (Constantly Varying Arc): With excellent reviews from around the world, Niner's patented 29er only suspension design is optimized for the increased bottom bracket drop of 29er frames and provides efficient pedaling performance in all chainrings.
Top tube cable guides for use with dropper style seat posts
Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23 (included) - 7.875" (200mm) length, 2" (50mm) stroke, 21.86mm x 6mm hardware (both ends)
30.9mm seatpost size (34.9mm seat collar size), Seat collar included
34.9mm Front Derailleur size, High Mount - Bottom Swing, Bottom Pull
Niner has racked up awards and garnered applause from all 5 of the major US mountain bike magazines with the RIP 9 frame - get one and you'll understand why.
Are you also looking for a build kit, wheels, or front suspension fork with this frame? Call 1-800-820-GEAR (4327) for additional details. We have Shimano and SRAM build kit options available.