Niner AIR 9 RDO 5-Star XTR - 2016

Niner AIR 9 RDO 5-Star XTR
  • Color: Carbon/Niner Red
  • Price is for bicycle as defined in specifications.
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Niner’s AIR 9 RDO is designed with cross-country racing in mind. With the culmination of over ten years of research, design, and rigorous lab and real-world testing, The AIR 9 RDO is ready tackle your short track, cross-country, marathon, or ultra-endurance goals. The Air 9 RDO is beautiful from the inside out because of Niner’s Carbon Compaction System, which utilizes rigid internal molds for tighter, more consistent carbon compaction and precise wall thicknesses, or more precisely: more strength with less material. The AIR 9 RDO accommodates up to a 120mm-travel fork for stable, precise steering and handling that lets you relax, stay confident, and focus on being fast.

The AIR 9 RDO 5-Star is the definition of race-ready. The 100mm-travel RockShox RS-1 fork ensures a phenomenal ride and stiff, precise tracking through even the roughest rock gardens. Niner’s Carbon XC wheels keep you rolling fast and true with a rim profile wide enough that the already-tacky Maxxis Ikon tires deliver the traction and ride quality of a wider, high volume tire. The legendary Shimano XTR 2 x 11-speed drivetrain will wow you with its, incredibly low weight, flawless function, and elegant lines—shifting instantly and precisely in all conditions to send power to the ground as fast as you can produce it. XTR brakes delivers intuitively modulating, diabolically powerful braking to shave that speed before the critical curve so you roll confidently to victory. Niner included their carbon RDO stem, handlebars, and seatpost for the final polish on this jewel of a race rig.


Frame AIR 9 RDO, 142 x 12mm through-axle
Fork RockShox RS-1 Solo Air 100mm-travel, 15mm Predictive Steering
Rims/Wheels Niner Carbon XC w/ SRAM PS front hub
Tires Maxxis Ikon 3C/EXO/TR, Front: 29 x 2.35, Rear 29 x 2.20
Crankset Shimano XTR
Chainrings 36/26
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB93
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR M9000
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M9000
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR, 11-speed: 11-40
Shifters Shimano XTR
Handlebars Niner Flat Top, RDO carbon
Tape/Grips Niner Grrrips
Stem Niner RDO carbon
Brake Levers Shimano XTR M9020 Trail
Brakes Shimano XTR M9020 180/160mm rotors
Saddle Niner Custom, Ni-Cr Ti rails
Seat Post Niner RDO carbon, 400mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Carbon/Niner Red / Small 037011602404 03-701-16-02-40
Carbon/Niner Red / Medium 037011603401 03-701-16-03-40
Carbon/Niner Red / Large 037011604408 03-701-16-04-40
Carbon/Niner Red / X-Large 037011605405 03-701-16-05-40
Carbon/Chrome / Small 037011606402 03-701-16-06-40
Carbon/Chrome / Medium 037011602237 03-701-16-02-23
Carbon/Chrome / Large 037011603234 03-701-16-03-23
Carbon/Chrome / X-Large 037011604231 03-701-16-04-23