Niner Debuts the RIP e9 & WFO e9 eMTBs

Jul 7, 2020
by Dan Roberts  
Niner RIP e9 WFO e9 Launch

In the theme of more is better, Niner has released not one, but two new eMTBs into their line up. The 150mm travel RIP e9 and the 180mm travel WFO e9 are Niner's first foray into the electrically assisted market.

Both bikes feature Bosch's most up to date Performance Line CX drive system, including their recently released software updates that upped torque and added new features to the system. There's 625Wh batteries that can be accessed through the down tube for removal or charged on the bike with the port down by the motor. Niner quote ride distance in between charges as 50 miles or 80km on average, the Bosch system also has a 2-year warranty. There's the Bosch Purion display on both bikes to control the system and give just enough information to the rider while keeping the display compact.

The RIP e9 and WFO e9 are both aluminium framed bikes with two shock mount options to give adjustability to the geometry and are backed by Niner's lifetime warranty. Niner have invested in forging and casting moulds for the major pivot points, load taking areas and motor mount.

The bikes similarities continue with boost spacing front and rear, 30.9mm diameter seat posts, max 203mm rotor sizes and space for up to 36T chainrings. There's also standard ZS44/ZS56 headsets too for potential options to personalise the geometry further if you're into that.

Niner RIP e9 WFO e9 Launch
The 150mm travel RIP e9.
Niner RIP e9 WFO e9 Launch
The 180mm travel WFO e9.

The 150mm travel RIP e9, which can take up to a 160mm travel fork, is a full 29er affair and aimed a bit more at mid-week missions and day-long excursions. It can take up to 2.6" tyres front and back and sees all pivots running on bearings, even the upper shock mount.

The 180mm travel WFO e9, on the other hand, is Niner's bid to replace shuttling and access the most aggressive riding around you, easily. Despite the company name, the WFO e9 is actually a mullet bike, with a 29" wheel up front and a 27.5" wheel out back, with Niner citing doing this for keeping the handling snappy. The WFO e9 can take up to a 2.6" tyre on the front and a 2.8" tyre on the back.

Niner RIP e9
RIP e9 geometry.
Niner WFO e9
WFO e9 geometry.

The RIP e9 and WFO e9 come in small, medium and large sizes which do air on the slightly more conservative side of things with 425mm, 445mm and 465mm reach measurements respectively. So if you're an extremely tall rider then you might be left without an option. But geometry for both bikes is aggressive with the WFO e9 having a 63.5° head angle in the low setting and the RIP e9 not far behind with 64.5°. The high position on the bikes steepens the head angle by half a degree and lengthens the reach by 5mm while raising the bottom bracket by 6mm.

Both the RIP e9 and WFO e9 use a four-bar suspension system with a Horst pivot out near the rear axle and a rocker link driving the shock, with Niner stating that both bikes kinematics have been tuned for the different needs from an e-bike while still remaining supple and supportive.

Both bikes are available to order now and will begin shipping on the 8th July in the US and the 5th August in the EU. The RIP e9 retails for $5995 and the WFO e9 retails for $6295. For more information visit Niner's website.

Niner RIP e9
Niner WFO e9 Photo David Meadows



136 Comments

  • 67 4
 Looks like a (pregnant) Mondraker.
  • 45 3
 Looks like Haibike.
  • 13 9
 Lol seat tube angle: 76 deg nice try
  • 22 6
 @powderturns: Is that slack? I'm not too much into e-bike geometry but I can imagine the center of mass of such an e-bike may be a bit further ahead and lower (because of the downtube battery and the bb motor). So for the same combined center of mass (of seated rider and bike combined) on a climb, they may need a tad slacker seat tube than one would have on a lighter (unassisted) bike.

Again, I'm no expert. I don't ride an e-bike and I don't sit when I climb. But please elaborate on how you think 76deg seat tube angle is laughable on a bike like this.
  • 7 2
 @vinay: Underrated comment of the day.
  • 7 3
 @vinay: it’s not a 76 deg angle. Just look at it.
  • 6 1
 @powderturns: Prob 76 if the seat is slammed. Agree stupid kinked seat tubes with slack actual SAs have to go
  • 5 1
 @tcmtnbikr: yes
@vinay: in case that wasn't clear, 76 is I'm sure a fine angle for any bike, but this bikes actual SA is far less than 76.
  • 1 1
 It almost seems like most E-bikes coming out you can ask the brands sales people if they like the look and the response would be something like "Uh...it is...great?!"
  • 4 1
 if anyone wants to see how spot on vinay is: www.haibikeusa.com/xduro/advanced-offroad/nduro.html
  • 3 1
 @savagelake: Not even close
  • 5 2
 @vinay: exactly what I was thinking...
@ninerbikes where is your trusted CVA suspension? You just lost your DNA, so you lost your soul and assets... Sad to see miner going down until they vanish...
  • 1 0
 @tcmtnbikr: 76 degree 'effective' is measured at full extension of seat post (inline with top of headtube)
  • 2 1
 @Demoguy: so about 72 degrees by the time it's raise to a typical height? Nobody rides with seat inline with top of headtube. It's not just Niner, these bogus SA measurements need to stop.
  • 1 0
 @tcmtnbikr: Then it begs the question. are those stupid "knees" in the seat tube still necessary in 2020? chainstays are getting longer, and the users demand for a steeper STA. The other main reason to have them there is to reinforce the link's pivot, but in most modern designs the "knee" doesn't even coincide with said link's pivot.
  • 2 0
 @southoftheborder: The travel dropper seatposts is still limited and the length of (straight) seattube isn't the limiting factor. They still just don't make them that long. So people who still want to raise the saddle up to XC height but also want them properly out of the way when dropped, benefit from when the seat doesn't just drop down, but also a bit forward. So I can imagine that's what these kinked seattubes help with. They don't only lower the saddle, but they also shift it forwards.

That is, this is what I can imagine. No personal experience as my seattube is straight. But as low as I'm running my saddle, you can't have that with a dropper seatpost that you'd also want to raise up to XC height. Not sure whether I'd be happy having the saddle more in front of me. It would only be out of the way for steep descending. For level terrain, cornering etc it would still be in the way. I once suggested, by I got downvoted way below threshold for that, to have a really steep (near vertical) seattube and then a seatpost with a lot of setback. When raised up to XC height you can have a steep effective seat tube angle. And then when you slam it down it is nice and rearward the way I like it. I can imagine it would interfere with the forwards axle path of most suspension designs though. Maybe with a high pivot design like a Craftworks ENR or so, the axle path will be more rearwards so you no longer need all that space in front of the rear wheel.
  • 1 0
 @conoat: is that a conjugated Spanish verb? But seriously, I'm aware of the difference between effective and actuals, if that's what you mean. Qouting an effective STA is generally BS since it only applies at the top of head tube, but that's just my opinion.
  • 1 0
 @powderturns: Yeah, I get what you're saying. But do you have an alternative metric? I'd say just give the actual angle of the seattube and the horizontal offset with respect to the bb. Mathematically this is most convenient for people to derive where the saddle will end up. If you go with effective seat tube angle, you'll need to involve stack too. Not sure why they went with this metric though, the way it is now. Maybe it has some merits I'm not aware of.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: manufacturers used to provide actual and effective STAs and that seems most reasonable to me. The companies that don't provide the actual are the ones hiding something really gross like a 66 deg actual angle usually. At a minimum, do what transition does and give effective angle at a rough full seat post extension (a dimension they also provide). Or finally, end the obsession with short chainstays (the root of all evil) and the need for a crazy kinked seat tube goes away - we're not BMXers.
  • 2 0
 @tcmtnbikr: Not really bogus as it uses the crankset 'which is where your feet spin around' as the reference point. Height is not far off, just by doing a little bit of math you could figure it out. Using WFO e9 Geo chart take stack height less seat tube length gives you approx 152mm from top of ST to top if SA point.
  • 1 0
 @Demoguy: Ideally I think that it might be a good idea to do more metrics in polar coordinates with the bb as the origin. I think Lee McCormack already has a system for the position of the top of the headtube (RAD and RAAD if I recall correctly). With what we currently have we can always do more math to go back to these basic metrics but it is kind of a detour. Back before the introduction of reach and stack, we also had to do a detour to derive te position of the head tube by first going along the seat tube, then add the effective top tube length. The introduction of reach and stack is nice as I hardly sit om my saddle. But you'd still have to go through the math when you want to see where the center of mass goes when climbing or descending (with respect to the tire contact patches, measured horizontally so with respect to the actual horizon). Having everything already in polar coordinates makes it convenient to add or substract the inclination of the trail. It won't replace all metrics because of the nature of some components like the seatpost. In which case I still think my suggestion above makes sense too. It is a good starting point to find the saddle position at any height without pulling other variables (like stack, in this case) into the equation.
  • 43 19
 Burn it before it lays eggs
  • 16 15
 Thanks dude. I was drinking a mouthful of tea when i read that comment. You made my day. I have not laughed that hard in a long time. Brilliant....... "before it lays eggs". I cant cope.
  • 6 4
 And make that burning quick, looks like it’s ready to lay them
  • 31 9
 Everyone: You can’t possibly make ebikes look more hideous than they already do.

Niner: Hold my beer.
  • 9 7
 Hahaha Niner and Haibike really do not help us eMTB rider's cases! There are good looking e bikes out there though, Decoy, Sight VLT, Kenevo, Rail.
  • 4 3
 Once more bikes start mirroring the Turbo Levo SL I think more and more people will migrate to ebikes. A lot of people will likely dislike this comment but it seems inevitable... I do not have an ebike, but would like to see what all the hype is about. If they make them look more like regular bikes, instead of pregnant bikes, I think we'll get less bitching in the comment section.
  • 1 0
 @stumphumper92: haa i didnt neg/pos rep you but ur bound to get negged from the eeb haters and the purists. Once you get a bunch of days on them to really know, i think its hard to rationalize a 35nm emtb unless its the 2nd bike next to your standard 85nm bike. Not necessarily because of more speed either, although thats possible. I like having that tourque, especially early season. I am almost all the time at endurance pace. I can count how many times ive done an interval or sprint ,this year, on my fingers. Probably not more than 10x. When the hill gets steep i increase the power and keep my heart rate at endurance pace. The invervals or dprints only happen when i really want to. I mainly want endurance training to ride longer and more days. Im not racing so i dont have to focus on developing pedaling speed with intervals. I want longer distance and more vert. I get fitter overall but the pedaling speed power will happen later in the year. No biggy. If it happens it happens. Endurance pace burns more fat and is less stressfull on the joints and recovery is quicker. Ride every day. I'd like to have an sl emtb but that would be secondary. Not by a long shot. Im guessing , like you say, the sl emtb's will draw people in but theyll soon try and want a traditional 85nm ish emtb. They'll probably love it and soon enough when they see a standard emtb with the full size downtube/motor/battery will smile and associate that with more possible fun because #thicc
  • 1 0
 @stumphumper92: ok i pos repped you. Atleast i could do with my long spiel above. I didnt like emtb shapes(think haibike etc), slacker seat angles(eebs are that much slacker but a bit) and i was always all about short chainstays. After 35+ years of mtb my ideas of how an mtb should be was pretty set in stone. Now i like some of the emtb specific shapes(functional ones), im ok with a touch slacker seat angle(not less than 75) and i prefer a bit more chainstay for climbing when i have more tourque and ive adapted to that on the downhills now. Fully on board but not more than 450mm cs for my fit(440 preferably)
  • 22 4
 "How do we become relevant again?"

"modern geometry and bikes people want?"

"Nah, bikes"
  • 11 3
 If it was good enough for us in 2005 it's good enough for our battery bike.
  • 21 4
 Engineer: " but what about tall people who like modern geometry"
Niner: "........i like lamp".
  • 17 3
 So they have gone 27.5/mullet and now have changed their rear suspension design from a dual link to a horst link?
So basically only a Niner by name then...
  • 20 1
 At least they still look awkward.
  • 2 2
 That name must have seemed like such a great idea at the time.
  • 16 4
 I've been sitting idly by watching Niner become less and less relevant and it's killing me. These two atrocities are the final straw. Niner, you're dead to me. I worked tirelessly for seven and a half years to build this company into a legit brand only to watch it crumble into this. THESE TWO BIKES ARE AN ATROCITY, and not because they're e-Bikes. Because they look like a Walmart version of an eBike. Two thumbs that were just in my mouth after I threw up down!!!
  • 1 0
 Steve,

I agree. I have had 2 RIP 9s, 1 aluminum and an RDO. The metal bike was great. The RDO I broke 4 frames! If you could make a aluminum current squish niner that would be awesome. You moved from the Rado? Me too....
  • 21 6
 why are the ebike-filters not working on pinkbike?
  • 23 12
 Because if they did then no one would ever see their content.
  • 14 7
 I guess you can't read titles? You clicked on it!?!?
  • 13 1
 They posted a spy shot of just the coil yesterday and honestly I was fuckin pumped to see something bigger and cooler come out of Niner....and then they blew their load on this heinous piece of trash. Now I am sad.
  • 12 3
 These geometry charts are a perfect example of how seat tube angle is complete fiction on some bikes (like these.) The supposed 76 degrees is a dotted line that runs from a point somewhat behind the bottom bracket to somewhere near the top tube, but in no way parallel to the actual seat tube. I know Niner isn't alone in doing this, but this example is especially egregious.
  • 1 0
 Seat tube angle = head angle.
  • 8 1
 No it’s not. It’s the angle of the line from the bottom bracket to where the seat tube crosses the top tube at stack height. Just like it always is on every bike.
  • 2 2
 @jwdenver: I understand the concept, but look closely at the photo of the bike, then at the geo chart. The center of the BB is a good inch in front of the imaginary point they are using in the geo chart.
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: It's pretty close. Hard to tell where the center of the BB is when there is a honkin motor in the way.
  • 5 0
 @VtVolk: The diagram was probably done by their graphic artist, not their draftsperson. Trust the numbers, not the diagram.
  • 4 3
 @R-M-R: I would never buy this bike so don't really care who created the diagram or decided on the final STA number to advertise. I'm just sayin' I'm skeptical. My guess is their intended buyer doesn't care what the STA is (or know what a STA is), but for the geo nerds on PB it's worth a closer look.
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: You cared enough to complain about it, so I hope you'll care enough to be accurate in your statements.

I agree with your concerns. My only issue with what you wrote is your concern over the placement of the BB on the diagram. This is probably just an error by the graphic artist.

I agree "effective" seat-tube angles are fiction because most saddle heights are not at the standard measurement height (level with the top of the head-tube). If the actual seat-tube angle is slacker than the effective angle, as is usually the case, the effective angle at the actual saddle height will be slacker than the stated "effective" angle. Unfortunately, the dimensions have to be standardized somehow and it's not intuitive to state the actual angle and the offset.
  • 4 0
 Sorry VtVolk your wrong.

It’s a little confusing with an ebike cos it’s hard to see where the BB actually is in a diag. However..... there is nothing wrong with Niners chart. Even though this is not the tech diagram its accurate.

Where they have indicated the BB is, is correct. Just overlay the bike pic on the geo chart if you think im wrong. Where they have drawn a horizontal line from (centre of the head tube) to form the junction with the line from the bb is also correct.

The value of whether eff SA is an accurate measurement isnt something particular to Niner but the bike industry as a whole. It would be solved if all brands published measurements of the seat angle @ prescribed heights from the bb, @ say 60cm 70cm 80cm 90cm 100cm @sag rather than just level with the headtube without sag.
  • 1 0
 @Karve: spot on, sta's at stack height is pretty pointless past a size small
  • 21 9
 Eefffff their Instagram had us all hoping for a new WFO, not this crap
  • 7 11
flag RobNaughton (Jul 7, 2020 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 Be patient and try not to hate.
  • 2 1
 while i agree that this wfo is hideous, i am guessing rob has some insider knowledge about what's coming. i hope so. i dug my wfo back in the day.
  • 4 0
 @savagelake: Still ride my 15 WFO and dig it. I hope to see a non e version as e bikes arent my jam. That said the WFO was always kind of homely. Its what on the inside that matters as they say.

The new WFO sounds probably bigger than what I would want. The older WFO's the RIP fills that role now. But the new WFO has to match where the industry went and it all went big so it makes sense as a mullet 180mm travel bike.
  • 2 1
 @ExShopRat: We just need the CVA and wagon wheels.
  • 3 1
 I’m a Moto guy and WFO is an old Moto term and company from back in the day. The name is the reason I bought my first WFO back in 14 and loved it. Looking forward to a new updated and I hope I’m right about one in the near future. ???? WFO@savagelake:
  • 20 8
 I think I’m gunna puke.
  • 6 4
 Go ahead.
  • 2 2
 @vinay: Yes daddy.
  • 2 0
 @Wamprat: Daddy? Who's your mom then? I've got a son! Never knew I've got a son! All he can do is puke though...
  • 18 8
 Haven’t really been following what’s going on with Niner since their bankruptcy but basically someone bought the name and is now slapping it on generic ebikes?
  • 9 10
 Actually if you were following Niner since their bankruptcy you would know that all the main players are still there doing what they love...building and riding bikes.
  • 4 4
 @RobNaughton: this is incorrect. Chris Sugai, the co-founder and the one who drove the company into bankruptcy is still there, as their CEO. They have a smattering of other people that may have made it through, but turnover is high over there. George, who I hired and is their lead engineer, I respect a lot, is also still there but to say 'all the main players are still there' is a fallacy.
  • 2 2
 @RobNaughton: You are correct. Most of the main players from before the bankruptcy are still at Niner doing what they love!
  • 2 1
 Ok one of the main players is no longer there, but isn’t your new brands doing well?...first cus on that and make it what you always wanted Niner to be...@Domahidy:
  • 1 0
 @Ladydirt: "doing what they love!" running companies into the ground?
  • 15 4
 Ugly Bike Contest- Ellsworth, Marin, and Niner....hold my beers.
  • 12 2
 So are they still gonna write "PEDAL DAMN IT" on the top tube or nah?
  • 11 1
 Heard they’re gonna replace it with “I wish I had a throttle damnit”.
  • 3 2
 "Pedal, Mopeds, Damn it" Bikepubez posted it on IG yesterday lol.
  • 10 2
 Well done guys for keeping Ellsworth engineers in business, that's who designed it right?
  • 15 9
 I don't hate e-bikes. I just hate that they pull development time and money away from the bikes I care about. Now I understand how the 27.5" riders feel...
  • 1 1
 But does it? How many different ways can you make frames that all have the same geometry give or take a degree, made from the same material, all using 4 basic rear suspension philosophies/designs that all have the same parts? My buddy DD at Sram and I call the frames...parts-hangers as they all pretty much the same and run Rock shox or Fox, Sram or Shimano, With a few other small companies taking a small percentage of the market.
  • 18 14
 It's pretty unbelievable how much hate self proclaimed "bike people" spray on the internet, its pretty disappointing how much most humans suck...I was around in the hayday of mountain bike growth of the 90's and most of us were just stoked on every new bike and design that came out. Anyway...continue on with your hatred of all things that don't suit your needs or style...I'm going riding.
  • 4 1
 Dude, I dont think its hatred. Just people having a laugh and a slag. Im sure even the designers at Niner even have a laugh at the comments on here. I love the comments section after a new bike or part comes out. I love the look of this bike, but for me, its its too small unfortunately. Again, on my own behalf, just a bit of slagging and harmless fun.
  • 4 3
 Back in the 90s people were stoked because new bikes meant new ideas, better performance and advancing the sport. People hate on bikes like this because it’s just a catalog e-bike, no innovation, nothing new, not even Niner’s signature suspension design. It’s a sad attempt to prop up an otherwise failing brand that completely misses the mark when it comes to why anybody would consider a Niner.
  • 1 2
 Anytime anything even somewhat different is released it is a race to see who can create the best stupid joke making fun of it. This is what internet culture has reduced us to, a bunch of cynics looking for applause.
  • 1 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict:
Couldn’t agree more.
  • 1 1
 Ya maybe...but the CVA could not be used with the mid drive motor so the went with the proven 4 bar system, I rode one yesterday and today and have zero complaints with the bike, it worked pretty damn good. Well other than I will swap out some of the price point lower end parts for better stuff as needed. Primarily the rear derailleur got a GX model, a higher end fork for my needs and a better wheel set once the stickers are hammered. @ramymcc22:
  • 4 1
 Given that this looks like a knockoff of Haibike. I would be concerned about a few things on this bike.

1. The seat tube wont fit a dropper longer than 120mm (a 150 would stick up pretty high)
2. The suspension is extremely linear and coil isn't ideal.
3. That humpback design of top tube behind the steer tube makes brakes and shifter scratch frame if you run your stem low enough.
4. outdated geo (long chainstay, short reach, high bb, high top tube)
  • 1 1
 1. Not sure what dropper was on the medium I ride today but no complaints.
2. The could felt pretty little damn good for a lower end coil, the spring is to soft for my 200lbs and bottomed it pretty good on one drop. A could with high and low speed compression adjustment is most likely what I’ll upgrade to eventually on mine, or maybe I’ll play with an Fox X2.
3. Although the hump is disliked by many, it does allow for a full size water bottle inside the frame...rode with a guy today who was on a Giant ebike...he did not have a bottle cage mount as there is not enough room. So there’s some pros and cons to the design. Me personally I’ll take the hump and water bottle cage versus the frame looking exactly like everybody else is in the water bottle. As far as cable scratching the frame doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen but if it’s something people are worried about they can put 3M clear protective film on there like I do to my bikes anyway.
4. After riding them yesterday and today I have no complaints with the geometry although people like to stare at numbers and form opinions. Probably cones down to my lack of experience, being old and slow...(on the way have won a lot of races in a lot of money over my career )???? which still makes my opinion is worthless as everybody else is on here. Hell I’ve already predicted once the longer, lower, slacker gets beat to death, the new marketing catchphrase in a few years will be shorter, taller, steeper. ????
  • 1 0
 Pardon my voice text errors.
  • 4 1
 625w battery with the new Bosch system and really competitive pricing. Would bang.

Why did they ditch the CVA suspension? I thought it worked pretty good...

(Full disclosure: I live in Fort Collins where Niner is, and used to have an original WFO. That bike was awesome and ahead of its time.)
  • 8 3
 It seems it would be only a matter of time before Transition finally caves. For whom the bell tolls.
  • 2 1
 Transition has a LOT of riders dedicated to their brand now specifically because they DON'T make ebikes. You think they want to lose that?
  • 2 2
 They will have to adapt or die out for sure. No-one is going to be buying retro pedal bikes in any numbers in 10 years time.
  • 3 1
 Looks like most other E-Bikes, which is not a compliment, nor ridicule. There are certainly much uglier bikes out there. I personally find outside the Levo SL, all electric mountain bikes look overly obese. At least the downtube does not look nearly as heinous as say, the intense tazer.
  • 6 1
 Can't wait to see Kirt shred on these bikes!
  • 2 1
 All of you bashers on PB, what have any of you ever accomplished in the cycling industry or mountain biking in particular. I find it comical how disgruntled people are about how other people choose to recreate. It’s pretty laughable but pretty sad. I know two cross country legends (and there’s plenty more) who choose to spend their time ebikes these days, both of them are in the mountain bike Hall of Fame for their achievements in cross country as well as being pioneers in the early days of mountain bikes, so all of you think only those with no skill ride Ebikes you have no clue what you are talking about and are just angry disgruntled tools. I rode yesterday with my 15-year-old daughter who has no interest in riding bikes but she had a great time riding with us on the E bikes, got her off her phone and out if the house and in the forest doing something physically active... How is this a bad thing? Today I rode with my older daughter who is an up and coming Pro/U21 Enduro racer who at 19 years old is factory sponsored, getting paid and slowly learning the ropes Traveling the world racing EWS (well at least until Covid hit). Myself I had a pretty solid professional mountain bike racing career and spent a lot of years training because I had to. At 51 with junk knees that need replaced and well junk everything from a 28 year professional racing career, the ebike is giving me motivation to ride again. Today her and I rode ebikes and had a great time, got a work out and explored some cool areas I hadn’t ridden on many years... so again how is this a bad thing? Anyway for all of you on Pinkbike who troll the forums and have nothing but negative things to say not only about every bike that doesn’t fit your needs, but all the pro rider bashing and all the other bashing you do, good luck with your miserable lives behind the keyboard. But also maybe open your narrow minded brain and not be such a jackass when it comes to how others choose to recreate. Nobody is forcing you to ride one. But hell I’ve already been through this banter being a dirt bike racer and snowboarder from the 80’s...so despite how far we think we’ve come...humans in general still suck.
  • 1 0
 Rant much?

There is nothing wrong with ebikes. Motors are fun. The problems are solely from brands trying to cram them into the nonmotorized MTB use category. Call it what it is, motorized, and most of the controversy would disappear.
  • 4 0
 Supprisingley it's not that much of a rip off.
  • 6 1
 Hard no from me
  • 5 1
 Disappointed on how this came out
  • 4 1
 On the upside we can likely look forward to a Kirt Voreis edit which will undoubtedly be both funny and rad.
  • 4 0
 Great looking bike! E bikes are great!
  • 4 4
 Bikes look great. Geo is spot on. Bosch is leading the pack now with the gen 4 and have good warrantee and its rebuildable plus lifetime warrantee on the frame. 180 mullet is perfect for an emtb and they hit the sweet spot for chainstay length on an emtb. Nice work Niner. At the top of my list now. Zeb would be choice on these
  • 2 1
 I rode the WFO demo today and couldn’t be happier. Sure there’s some things I’m gonna swap out when I get mine like the rear derailleur and possibly the fork but for the price point they worked pretty damn good.
  • 1 1
 @RobNaughton: sweet! Ya it looks great right out of the box. I watched another review today that mentioned it had an low/high bb/angle setting. It can have a 63.5 head angle and ghe SA is still more than 75. More i look at it, the better it looks. I want a bosch gen 4 bike
  • 5 2
 Always wanted a Niner sweet bikes especially the WFO. Can’t imagine how wicked the e version is it must be amazing.
  • 1 1
 Like I said below, I rode it today and I couldn’t be happier. A few things I’ll swap out when I get my personal bike but for the price point it works pretty damn good. Being an old Moto Guy my first Niner was the WFO so glad to see it back in an ebike, but also looking forward to the analog WFO that I’m hearing is coming in the not to distant future. I hope the rumors are true as it sounds pretty damn sweet.
  • 3 0
 Why is no one talking about the fact that $6k+ EBIKES are being specced with sx eagle
  • 3 0
 If I'm going to have an ebike, you bet your boots it's going to have as much travel as possible.
  • 10 6
 Best looking Huffy ever
  • 4 3
 It amazes me how some can put out something awesome and others...not so much. If you're not bringing anything to the table...why show up? No one is touching the lima beans!
  • 6 2
 Jeebus that is ugly.
  • 3 1
 Their promotion video says "made with Niner DNA" but missing a few chromosomes.
  • 2 2
 Keep up the stoke @NinerBikes, can't wait to see what the next, fun as hell, mountain toys you guys come up with!! For now, I can't wait to throw that WFOe9 around the hills : )
  • 6 4
 Bikes look awesome, guys! Nice work
  • 2 0
 I think Chris' moto background is leaking...
  • 2 0
 looks better than their non e bikes for sure
  • 2 0
 Looks fine but the fork needs 2b zeb for the extra mass......
  • 1 0
 Hey Niner, you stole my handle. I will accept my namesake bike as payment. Thank You.
  • 2 1
 Hopefully the bike rides better than it looks.
  • 4 1
 Could it not?
  • 1 0
 Is it only me seeing same front triangle on both "models"?
  • 1 0
 I believe that the nicest e-bike is foes e-ticket.
  • 1 1
 The 150mm travel RIP e9 eMTB looks ready for a eDuro race, the only change I would make is install a RS Zeb 170mm forkSmile
  • 1 0
 Downtube is ribbed for your pleasure.
  • 6 7
 I hope they don't "encourage" Kirt to make some ebike vids to promote these.
  • 7 3
 Bro it's gonna happen. Good news is, its Kirt and he'll be have a rad time.
  • 3 2
 @love4FLOW: I'm sure it will, just lame when companies do that. It'd be one thing if he was already out there riding them rather than it being put on the rider to now make this monstrosity look cool. And i get the whole sponsored rider aspect, etc.
  • 8 10
 Pretty smart. I get nearly as much joy reading the comments from the jealous peasant haters stuck in the past on their snail bikes as I do from riding my own eeb.
  • 1 1
 That top tube hump makes it look really dated.
  • 3 3
 I ride a “pre-Huffy” Niner that is great. This bike is hideous.
  • 4 6
 Fantic bikes rebranded? And, by the way, e bikes are not bikes, but light motorcycles.
  • 1 1
 So is a dirt bike not a bike but a medium duty motorcycle? Tool.
  • 1 1
 Trash for fake cyclists.
  • 1 4
 When product design is left to engineers . . .
  • 2 5
 Walmart sells Niner, right?
  • 3 5
 RIP Niner.
  • 3 1
 True that. These companies only care about the business they get from non-cyclists buying e-trash now. Meanwhile actual cyclists are abandoning the companies making this junk and supporting the smaller brands.

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