Niner's latest version of the Jet 9 RDO aims to blend the climbing ability of a pure cross country bike with the fun factor of something a bit burlier.
As Niner's most popular bike, the Jet 9 is has been part of Niner's line since 2007. The company describes the Jet 9 as an agile and versatile quiver-killer and has updated the geometry to keep up with today's short-travel trail bikes.
The new Jet 9 blurs the edges of the cross country category with 120mm of rear travel, a 66.5 degree head tube angle and a 76 degree seat tube angle.
Jet 9 RDO Details
• Wheel size: 29"
• Carbon frame
• Rear suspension travel: 120mm
• Fits fork up to 130mm
• 66.5-degree head tube angle
• 432mm chainstays
• Lifetime warranty
• Price: $4,100 - $9,550 USD
Niner offers five build kits for the Jet 9, starting at $4,100 for the 'Two Star' SX Eagle build. Next comes the GX Eagle option for $5,350, an XT 12-speed build for $6,190, and two XO1 Eagle options: mechanical for $7,700 and AXS for $9,550. All the builds come with Fox 34 and Float X suspension (Performance for the SX build and Factory for all the others).
As a company that isn't afraid to use lots of TLAs, Niner doesn't shy away from aviation puns in the marketing copy:
The Jet 9 uses Niner's in-house patented take on a dual link suspension layout, the CVA or Constantly Varying Arc design. The bike also incorporates a flip chip that gives riders the option to lower the bottom bracket by 8 mm and slacken the bike's geometry by half a degree.
Niner expects to have frames and build kits available to start shipping by late May. More information is available on the product page on Niner's website