IMBA Themed Niner Jet 9 RDO Framesets Up For Auction

May 3, 2013 at 6:29
May 3, 2013
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For the fourth time, Niner has created a special IMBA themed bike in support of the non-profit’s mountain bike advocacy efforts. This year’s version, custom painted Jet 9 RDO frames paired with SID XX forks, was revealed at Sea Otter 2013 and is now up for auction, globally. Valued at over $3770 MSRP for each frameset, Niner expects that this will be the most successful edition of the auction to date, with 100% of auction proceeds going to IMBA.

IMBA Niner Auction Frame. Jet 9 RDO.

“These IMBA framesets will never be for sale – we gave one away at Sea Otter and the only way to get one of the remaining eight is to win at auction. IMBA supports so many important things, and as a company that directly benefits from their contributions, we absolutely must do what we can to support their mission,” said Chris Sugai, President of Niner.

“Raffling the complete XX1 equipped Niner at Sea Otter helped IMBA achieve a huge lift in year-over-year membership signups and a 35% lift overall in total fundraising,” said Rod Judd, IMBA’s membership manager. “We couldn’t have done it without Niner and SRAM. The next step is the auction, and we can’t wait to see the final results! The money raised will directly benefit our trail building and advocacy programs."

Niner Jet 9 RDO IMBA edition
The first round of the auction is now live, with auction management courtesy of The Pro’s Closet. “We are excited to be working with The Pro’s Closet on the auction this year - they are experts at international auctions and make it possible to support IMBA from almost anywhere in the world,” said Sugai.

Riders interested in bidding on the Special Edition IMBA frames can visit for complete details, links and lots of images. The first round of the auction ends on May 12. The second round runs from May 13-23.
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  • + 33
 I hope they come with a longer steerer tube than that.
  • + 6
 Its for spank's new stem. They require -1 bolts.
  • + 4
 Yeah, are we gonna go back to BMX/"quill" style stems??? OOH, NEW STANDARD!!!! YIPPE!!!! Wink
  • + 8
 I bid Chris Sugai's ego. You can go ahead and contact me on my profile for my frame and fork. Lets see anyone out bid that ego!
  • + 1
 it'll be funny when he changes the name to 650Ber,29er's are such a fad.
  • - 3
 Glad to see I'm not alone... Only way it could be worse is if it were an Ellsworth. I can't decide who's a bigger, more useless prick, Chris Sugai or Chris Ellsworth... Either way, I'd like to see them both shot into space with no return ticket Wink

t's too bad this goes to a good cause... I'd simply never own anything with the Niner logo on it.
  • + 0
 I'd put it on pinkbike buy and sell if I won tbh or I'd give it back
  • + 0
 Sugai is one annoying sob, he can't ride worth a sh*t, and he frequently talks before he thinks first.

Rule #1 in bicycle design: Don't make it resemble anything related to Livestrong and Lance Armstrong. Another Niner fail.
  • + 3
 I was never a Lance fan at all but I really liked the look of the livestrong colours... too bad they're ruined now
  • + 4
 Schwing!...Man I'd love one of those...
  • + 5
 Props to Niner and IMBA!
  • + 0
 Wonderful idea, good cause, beautiful paint job but you can paint two useful 26 instead a big wheel.
The best day in a niner is the day you bought it and the day you sold it!
Nice cause! ----(Neg props follows)
  • + 3
 This is a great idea, and one sexy frame!
  • + 1
 I love the look of these frames
  • + 1
 That's a pretty nice frame, good work!
  • + 1
 why the mix match suspension?

why not fox OR rock shox?
  • + 4
 Why not? Both make a great product.
  • + 1
 Its because of weight. The SID weights a full pound less than any fox fork.
  • + 2
  • + 1
 Untrue, the lightest 32 float and the lightest Sid are nearly the same weight.
  • + 1
 I'd hate to see the base price for one of those...
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  • - 2
 looks like a specialized
  • + 3
 does it now...

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