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Niner RIP RDO 29 2-Star Mountain Bike - 2019

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    RIP RDO 29 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike

    All new for 2019, the RIP RDO 29 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike from Niner lops 10mm from its rear travel, helping to improve its pedaling, climbing, and all-mountain ability, while receiving significant geometry updates, making it capable as ever on rowdy downhills. Further frame refinements include its Rib Cage construction for added stiffness, increased standover height and room for longer dropper posts, a high/low flip chip adjustable geometry, and a retune of its CVA suspension platform. This 2-Star build is an excellent way to get this new bike as a complete as it comes ready to ahem, rip, with a FOX 36 fork up front and excellent DPX2 shock out back with SRAM's value-oriented NX Eagle 12-speed offering the same wide gearing range as its range-topping group, albeit with a slight weight penalty.

    While the old RIP had a dual wheel size persona, the new RIPs are frames dedicated to each wheel size. This allows Niner to optimize the frame for each wheel size by dialing in the suspension kinematics and geometry specifically for each size eliminating compromises. Either way, you're getting 140mm of CVA rear travel that’s sensitive off the top and supportive in the mid-stroke paired with 150mm of fork travel and clearance for 2.6-inch tires with room for mud. This is the longest, lowest, and slackest Niner ever created, however, with the inclusion of its adjustable geometry via flip chips at the seatstay pivots, a Niner first, you can make adjustments as needed for your terrain and riding style.

    The high mode geometry is perfect for tamer trails and daily riding. You'll quickly appreciate the climbing and pedaling efficiency of its steeper 75.8-degree seat tube angle and reworked CVA suspension platform. On the way down, you can shred in confidence with its longer reach, slack 66-degree head tube angle, and a 44mm, reduced offset fork. If you have some shuttling or bike park laps on the docket, its low mode brings out even more aggression by slacking out the head angle by a full degree (65-degree) and lowering the bottom bracket by 7mm. Niner further gives its sendy blessings by shortening the seat tube by 20mm to accommodate longer, 170mm dropper posts as well as increasing the standover height. Furthermore, a lower stack height and shortened head tube accommodate a wider range of fit and varying rise of handlebars. Lastly, the short, 435mm chainstays on this 29-inch version ensure the bike can handle tight singletrack trails as well.

    Visually, one feature that's immediately apparent is the new frame design with a wide and stiff Rib Cage struts on the main triangle. This, in conjunction with a flattened top and down tube, wider main rocker link pivot, and an oversized rear triangle boosts the frame's responsiveness for precise handling. Things that might not be so noticeable are the durable and long-lasting Enduro MAX Black Oxide bearings at the pivots and Niner's wonderful end-to-end, full sleeve internal cable guides making any maintenance down the road a breeze. Other frame niceties include a sag indicator on the rocker link pivot, factory installed scuff guards and frame protection at vulnerable locations (the plastic "skid plate" on the lower link is awesome), FOX Live-valve ready, water bottle compatibility inside the frame, and a creak-free threaded bottom bracket with ISCG-05 chain guide mounts.

    On the trail, you'll notice the struts reduce bottom bracket deflection down below for efficient pedaling while allowing the upper portion of the front triangle to remain compliant and better able to track across rough rock gardens, while the wide, flat surfaces found on the top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations from repeated waterbar bashings while resisting deflection under a torsional load. And since the rear triangle received beefier tubing, it allows Niner to remove the seatstay bridge at the rocker link opening up extra room for wider rim and tire combinations.

    As we mentioned above, the RIP receives an updated CVA platform that's designed to increase pedaling efficiency by riding more in the mid-stroke of the travel. We experienced gobs of traction when scaling technical climbs while remaining sensitive and fully active, even under braking, while descending. It basically takes Niner’s proven patented CVA linkage layout and axle path and refines the leverage ratio curve for supple travel early on with more support in the middle, before progressively ramping up at end stroke.

    The new, higher leverage ratio off the top makes it easier to set the shock in motion and overcome static friction. At the mid-stroke, the leverage ratio decreases toward the sag point, meaning less rear wheel force is transmitted to the shock allowing it to better support you in the travel. And at the end stroke, the leverage ratio increases just slightly to overcome the natural progressivity of an air spring, giving a bottomless, smooth response under the biggest hits.

    • An all-new RIP 9 RDO ready to tame all aspects of the mountain
    • Fully internal guide sleeves for easy cable management
    • 140mm of refined CVA travel smooths out big hits and pedals efficiently
    • RDO Carbon Fiber layup provides weight savings and optimal stiffness
    • Accepts 29in tires up to 2.6in wide
    • SRAM's NX Eagle group packs value and a wide range
    • Integrated frame protection is ready for all-mountain abuse
    • BSA threaded bottom bracket for creak-free reliability
    • Item #NNR00AF

    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    RDO Carbon
    Rear Shock
    FOX Float DPX2 Performance EVOL 3 Position
    Rear Travel
    FOX 36 Float Rhythm Grip EVOL Sweep Adjust
    Front Travel
    Niner ZS
    SRAM NX Eagle 12sp
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM NX Eagle 12sp
    ISCG Tabs
    SRAM NX Eagle DUB
    Chainring Sizes
    Bottom Bracket
    Bottom Bracket Type
    SRAM PG 1230
    Cassette Range
    10 - 50t
    SRAM NX Eagle 12sp
    SRAM Level
    Brake Type
    hydraulic disc
    SRAM G2CS 180mm
    Race Face Aeffect R
    Handlebar Rise
    Handlebar Width
    Niner Grrrips Lock-On
    Race Face Aeffect R
    Stem Length
    Niner Custom
    SDG Tellis
    Niner Alloy
    Front Axle
    15mm Boost
    Rear Axle
    12 x 148mm
    [front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO/TR WT, [rear] Maxxis Aggressor 2C/EXO/TR WT
    Tire Size
    29 x 2.5in
    not included
    Recommended Use
    enduro, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years on frame

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    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    When I rode the previous generation RIP 9, I was confused. With the mid-long travel category becoming so popular in the last couple of years, it seemed like a slam dunk for a company named NINER to jump in on this. However, the previous generation was still lacking quite a bit compared to groundbreaking bikes like the Ibis Ripmo. It turns out that the wait was worth it and Niner has finally delivered the bike that everyone wanted to see. This ticks all of the boxes when it comes to cliche bike terms. It's longer, lower, slacker, floats up the climbs, smashes the descents. It's hard to find something that this bike can't do. With a 150 up front and 140 in the rear, this bike settles right into the all mountain category and could comfortably be your only bike. The term "quiver killer" comes to mind. Niner also knocked it out of the park on the component spec. All versions come with a Fox 36 and SDG Tellis dropper post which i'm a fan of. If you have any preconceived notions about Niner as a brand, I would recommend you let this bike change your mind.

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    Unanswered Question

    Hi there does this bike come assembled? If not what is the usual cost for this at bike stores ?
    Also I’m 6ft 2 would a XL be the right size for me.
    Thanks Dan