Niner took the already rowdy ROS 9 and fattened it up for your pleasure. It shrugs off abuse with a frame built out of tough 4130 chromoly and features Niner’s popular long-travel hardtail geometry that begs to carve and huck all the way home. It has the same unwavering 142 x 12mm through-axle dropouts out back with simple inserts for easy setup with both single speed and geared options. And, it clears 3.0-inch rubber, making the ROS 9 Plus versatile as a four-season ripper, extra-gnarly trail tamer, and all-around plaything.
Niner built a chromoly fork for this beast that combines the benefits of a tapered steerer, a 15mm thru-axle, and a relatively short axle-to-crown length. All these features mean you get a stable and predictable front end that climbs well, avoids rotor rub, and precisely carves out whatever line you choose. To make sure you can have your ROS 9 Plus just how you like it, Niner included all the same bells and whistles as on the standard ROS 9 frame, like internal dropper post routing, removable front and rear derailleur hangers, and integrated MRP bash guard mounts on the bottom bracket shell.
Niner’s ROS Plus 3-Star XT 1x gives you the tools you need to back up your boasts. The svelte Shimano XT 1 x 11-speed drivetrain gives you a generous range of gears with a monster cassette and XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur that team up to make a clean, lightweight drivetrain that will keep you in gear so you can drop the hammer, not your chain. While we’re on the subject of dropping, when you’re losing elevation like a lead balloon, you’ll be thankful for the ruthless Shimano XT brakes that slow your marginally-controlled self, so you rail the corner and avoid any cacti cartwheel. The Stan's wheelset features Neo hubs and 52mm-wide Hugo rims that let the Vittoria Bamboloni tires spread out all over the trail for unnerving traction whether you're going up, down, or 'round and 'round. Niner threw a KS dropper post on the ROS 9 Plus, allowing you to instantly switch spirit animals from mountain goat to downward dog so that you can make the most of every section of trail. Make your life a little better each day on the ROS 9 Plus 3-Star.
|Frame||4130 chromoly, 142 x 12mm through-axle|
|Fork||Niner chromoly 29 Plus, 15mm through-axle|
|Tires||Vittoria Bamboloni: 29 x 3.0|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XT, 11-speed: 11-42|
|Shifters||Shimano XT I-Spec II|
|Handlebars||Niner Flat Top, aluminum|
|Stem||Niner TR Stem|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT M8000|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm Ice-Tech rotors|
|Saddle||Niner Custom, chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||KS Dropzone R|
2016 Niner ROS 9
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