Niner Jet 9 RDO

NINER BIKES

THE ALL-NEW JET 9 RDO

FIT TO TAKE FLIGHT

Completely reimagined for 2021, our classic JET 9 RDO reasserts its position as our most popular, most versatile, and most agile trail bike. With hyper-capable frame geometry and 120mm of suspension travel, you’ll float up technical climbs, blast downhills, and fly smoothly over everything in between.

Our first JET 9 left the runway in 2007. With this early head start, we are now a leader in the category. Niner’s expertise in full-suspension 29er mountain bikes has been honed to a razor sharp edge. For this 14-year span, the JET has always maintained a place in our range. The latest iteration affirms the JET 9 RDO as one of the best contemporary short-travel trail bikes available, with the heritage to prove it and a lifetime warranty to back it up.

Niner Jet 9 RDO

JUST ENOUGH TRAVEL TO TAKE ANY TRAIL
Our classic JET 9 RDO ratchets up the fun factor when it’s time to fly, but it doesn’t bite back during your climb to cruising altitude. It’s our most popular mountain bike and it consistently earns accolades from media reviewers, everyday riders, and Niner athletes alike.

When mountain bikers tell us they want one bike that does everything well, we steer them toward the JET 9 RDO. By blending the pedaling chops of a cross-country bike with the suspension and geometry characteristics of a trail bike, we’ve made the most versatile bike we could imagine.

Pedaling uphill is limited only by your legs and lungs. Our signature CVA suspension leaves no ounce of effort nor watt of power wasted. Every pedal stroke earns altitude with no loss of efficiency. Stable in the saddle, CVA keeps you moving forward with a firm pedaling platform. Yet supple and active at the rear wheel, so you’ll not lose traction or hang up on obstacles.

Flipping it around and floating back down, your descent is turbulence-free, thanks to small bump sensitivity. Combined with solid mid-stroke support to save full travel for when you really need it, the JET 9 RDO is a smooth flyer in any situation.

Niner Jet 9 RDO

THE 9 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  1. 120mm of tuned CVA rear suspension paired with 130mm fork travel.
  2. Clearance for contemporary 29×2.6” tires
  3. Modern trail geometry with flip chips for lower, slacker, more cowbell.
  4. Smooth, straight full-sleeve internal cable routing for superior shifting performance.
  5. Frame features like UDH and bottle cage mount inside the front triangle.
  6. Double row Enduro MAX Black Oxide rocker link bearings add stiffness.
  7. Trunnion shock mount for smooth articulation and added stiffness.
  8. Refined suspension curve for supportive pedaling and bottomless descending.
  9. Lifetime warranty
Niner Jet 9 RDO

TUNED AND READY FOR TAKEOFF
Our contemporary JET 9 RDO geometry translates to modern trail manners when you need them most. The roomy cockpit has a comfortable reach for short stem lengths, giving you quick handling and plenty of maneuverability to navigate any airspace. And of course, the slack, 66.5-degree front end and long, 1179mm (size medium) wheelbase contribute stability and self-confidence when you’re dropping into steep descents.

Keeping your powerplant positioned well over the pedals, a 76-degree seat angle makes ascending to altitude a little easier. Paired nicely with short 430mm chainstays, the JET 9 RDO won’t hesitate when crawling up the crux of your favorite test piece trail. If your daily dose of dirt includes less pedaling, faster corners, and some heels-down, flat out fall-line chutes, you might want a lower bottom bracket and slacker head tube angle. Not to worry – the built-in flip-chip seatstay pivots allow riders to lower the bottom bracket by a full 8mm and slack out the geometry by half a degree.

GEOMETRY HIGHLIGHTS

  • JUST SLACK ENOUGH HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 66.5 DEGREES.
  • STEEP SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 76 DEGREES.
  • SEAT STAY FLIP CHIPS FOR ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY, JUST IN CASE.
  • SHORT, STRAIGHT SEAT TUBE ACCOMMODATES 170MM DROPPER POSTS.
  • LOW STACK HEIGHT AND SHORT HEAD TUBE ACCOMMODATES A WIDE FIT RANGE AND RISER BARS.
  • SHORT, 430MM CHAINSTAYS.
Niner Jet 9 RDO

THE JET ENGINE: CONSTANTLY VARYING ARC
The beating heart of our updated JET 9 RDO is the Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension system. CVA debuted in 2008 as the first suspension layout made specifically for 29ers. With kinematic updates to suit the specific needs of each bike, it remains our patented, signature suspension system.

Our CVA fundamentals are rock solid: it’s stable yet supple while climbing and pedaling; going downhill, it’s sensitive and supportive; it’s consistent and controlled in every phase of travel.

On the JET 9 RDO, a new trunnion mount shock adds width (and therefore stiffness) to the frame and linkage. More importantly, the bearings at the upper shock fitment allow extra-smooth articulation through the entire rocker arm sweep of 40-degrees during suspension travel. This improves small bump suppleness. Furthermore, trunnion shocks occupy less physical space, allowing a compact form factor.

Niner full suspension bikes feature Enduro MAX Black Oxide pivot bearings. The industry benchmark for this application, the Enduro bearing brand created the MAX designation to indicate more ball bearings per race. This provides better load distribution and is ideal for suspension pivots. And the Black Oxide grade indicates a magnetite surface coating for more corrosion resistance. All in all, these are by far the best pivot bearings available, bar none.

The new FOX Float X rear shock debuts on our updated JET 9 RDO. Its new monotube construction and piston design provide simple tuning. A larger volume air spring allows lower pressures and more linear action. And, an independent “firm” mode setting is tunable to provide the rider’s desired pedaling stability within our frame’s kinematic range.

SUSPENSION DETAILS

  • 120MM OF CVA REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL.
  • STABLE YET SUPPLE, CONSISTENT AND CONTROLLED CVA SUSPENSION TUNING.
  • TRUNNION MOUNT REAR SHOCK (165X45) FOR SMOOTH ARTICULATION.
  • ENDURO MAX BLACK OXIDE PIVOT BEARINGS FOR EXTREME DURABILITY.
  • LOWER LINK UNDER THE BB ALLOWS FOR SHORT CHAINSTAYS.
  • REFINED LEVERAGE RATIO CURVE IMPROVES PEDALING STABILITY.
  • SENSITIVE IN THE EARLY STROKE AND SUPPORTIVE IN THE MID STROKE.
  • SLIGHTLY FALLING RATE AT END STROKE FOR BOTTOMLESS DESCENDING.
  • FORGED ROCKER LINK WITH CROSSMEMBER FOR STIFFNESS.
Niner Jet 9 RDO

A FUSELAGE THAT’S FIT FOR FLIGHT
Svelte yet stout, the JET 9 RDO exhibits Niner’s characteristic full-suspension form factor. A blend of weight-conscious trimming where possible and strength-enhancing structures where needed gives this trail bike the ideal balance of XC light weight and trail bike sturdiness.

Wide, flat surfaces on the top and downtube help to absorb frontal impacts and vibrations while resisting deflection and twisting under torsional load. Crossmembers in the rocker link and swingarm keep the rear of the bike on lockdown during corners and hard efforts.

In order to get the best possible shifting performance, we designed the smoothest, straightest cable routing possible. Cable housing slides easily through full-sleeve guide tubes in gentle arcs from front to back. An integrated cable cage wicket on both sides of the frame just above the bottom bracket area keeps the housing protected from harm and free to move as the suspension cycles.

FRAME FEATURES AND CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

  • STIFF, OVERSIZED MAIN FRAME AND COMPACT, 1-PIECE REAR TRIANGLE.
  • EXTRA WIDE SEAT TUBE ROCKER LINK PIVOT WITH TWO-ROW BEARINGS FOR TORSIONAL RIGIDITY.
  • SAG INDICATOR ON THE ROCKER LINK PIVOT.
  • MASSIVE CLEARANCE FOR 2.6” TIRES AND MUDDY CONDITIONS.
  • OVERSIZED LOWER SHOCK POCKET FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH ALL AFTERMARKET REAR SHOCKS.
  • DURABLE, FRAME PROTECTION IN CRITICAL LOCATIONS.
  • SMOOTH, STRAIGHT FULL SLEEVE INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING – NO FISHING REQUIRED.
  • FULL-SIZED WATER BOTTLE MOUNT INSIDE THE MAIN FRAME.
  • 73MM THREADED BOTTOM BRACKET WITH ISCG 05 CHAIN GUIDE MOUNTS.
  • SRAM UDH DERAILLEUR HANGER.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY.

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THE BUILD OFFERINGS

5-STAR BUILD

NINER JET 9 RDO XO1 EAGLE | AXS LTD

MSRP: $7,700 (XO1 Eagle) | $9,550 (AXS LTD)

Niner Jet 9 RDO

FORK: FOX 34 FLOAT FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL |130MM
SHOCK: FOX FLOAT X FACTORY EVOL

WHEELS: DT SWISS XMC 1501 (X01) | DT SWISS XMC 1200 (AXS)
FRONT TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.6
REAR TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.35

BRAKES: SRAM G2 RSC (X01) | SRAM G2 RSC ULTIMATE (AXS) | 180/180mm
SHIFTER: SRAM X01 EAGLE (X01) | SRAM AXS EAGLE ROCKER (AXS)
DERAILLEUR: SRAM X01 EAGLE (X01) | SRAM AXS EAGLE X01 (AXS)
CASSETTE: SRAM EAGLE XG 1295, 10-50T (X01) | SRAM EAGLE XG 1299, 10-52T RAINBOW (AXS)
CHAIN: SRAM X01 EAGLE (X01) | SRAM XX1 EAGLE RAINBOW (AXS)
CRANK SET: SRAM X1 EAGLE CARBON DUB 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA THREADED

SADDLE: NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS
SEAT POST: KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM)
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE NEXT R 800MM WIDE, 35MM RISE
STEM: RACE FACE TURBINE R 40MM
GRIPS: NINER GRRRIPS L/O

4-STAR BUILD

NINER JET 9 RDO XT 12SP

MSRP: $6,190

Niner Jet 9 RDO

FORK: FOX 34 FLOAT FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL |130MM
SHOCK: FOX FLOAT X FACTORY EVOL

WHEELS: DT SWISS XM 1700
FRONT TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.6
REAR TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.35

BRAKES: SHIMANO XT M8120 | 180/180
SHIFTER: SHIMANO XT M8100 12SP I-SPEC EV
DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO XT M8100 SGS 12SP
CASSETTE: SHIMANO XT M8100 12SP, 10-51T
CHAIN: SHIMANO XT M8100 W/ QUICKLINK
CRANK SET: RACEFACE NEXT R CARBON 12SP, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET: RACEFACE BSA THREADED

SADDLE: NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS
SEAT POST: KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM)
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE NEXT R 800MM WIDE, 35MM RISE
STEM: RACE FACE TURBINE R 40MM
GRIPS: NINER GRRRIPS L/O

3-STAR BUILD

NINER JET 9 RDO GX EAGLE

MSRP: $5,350

Niner Jet 9 RDO

FORK: FOX 34 FLOAT FACTORY GRIP 2 EVOL |130MM
SHOCK: FOX FLOAT X FACTORY EVOL

WHEELS: DT SWISS XM 1900
FRONT TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.6
REAR TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.35

BRAKES: SRAM G2 R | 180/180
SHIFTER: SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
CASSETTE: SRAM EAGLE XG 1275, 10-52T
CHAIN: SRAM GX EAGLE 12SP
CRANK SET: SRAM DESCENDANT 7K EAGLE DUB, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA THREADED

SADDLE: NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS
SEAT POST: KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM)
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE
STEM: RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM
GRIPS: NINER GRRRIPS L/O

2-STAR BUILD

NINER JET 9 RDO SX EAGLE

MSRP: $4,100

Niner Jet 9 RDO

FORK: FOX 34 FLOAT RHYTHM GRIP EVOL |130MM
SHOCK: FOX FLOAT X PERFORMANCE EVOL

WHEELS: NINER ALLOY
FRONT TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.6
REAR TIRE: SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC EVO SUPER TRAIL 2.35

BRAKES: SRAM LEVEL | 180/180
SHIFTER: SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
DERAILLEUR: SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
CASSETTE: SRAM PG 1210 11-50T
CHAIN: SRAM SX EAGLE 12SP
CRANK SET: SRAM X1 1K EAGLE DUB, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA THREADED

SADDLE: NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CRN-TI RAILS
SEAT POST: KS LEV SI (XS/S-100MM, M/L/XL-150MM)
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE AEFFECT R 780MM WIDE, 20MM RISE
STEM: RACE FACE AEFFECT R 40MM
GRIPS: NINER GRRRIPS L/O