Every year, Niner puts together a handful of custom RIP 9 RDO bikes, with custom paint, and auctions off to raise money for IMBA. For 2019 there is a small, medium, and large bike up for auction on eBay, more detail below.
Without trails a mountain bike is just a bike. Some of us live in places rife with dirt ribbons and we get spoiled. We don’t realize that many places lack any riding at all let alone epic bike-specific playgrounds that extend to the horizon. Perhaps worse other towns are losing trail access due to a variety of threats.
That’s where the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) comes in. Its mission is to create enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes. For more than 30 years this not-for-profit organization has been working on behalf of mountain bikers to make sure we do have great places to ride. To support IMBA’s mission we’re auctioning off four special bikes this month: Three Rip 9 RDO bikes from Niner and a special team-edition Kona Operator DH bike. These bikes are built to go big — very fitting since IMBA has big ambitions to improve trail access for everyone.
We dare you to find a trail that the RIP 9 RDO can’t handle. This custom-painted 29er has 140mm of rear travel on Niner’s CVA Suspension platform and 150mm up front slacked-out on a 66-degree head tube or a 65-degree angle if you switch the geometry chip. These carbon bikes are all built up with SRAM FSA and Ergon parts.
For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or APO/FPO please email us for a shipping quote
All bikes are shipped with tubes installed
Air has been removed from all shocks for shipping purposes (front, rear, and dropper post)
Niner RIP 9 RDO IMBA Custom Carbon Frame w/ 140mm of Rear Travel.
RockShox Lyrik Select + DebonAir Front Fork w/ 150mm of Travel.
SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed Groupset w/ SRAM G2 RSC Hydraulic Disc Brakes.
FSA Gradient WideR i25 Carbon Tubeless Wheelset w/ Maxxis Minion DHF / Aggressor 2.5″ Tires.
Model: RIP 9 RDO IMBA Custom
Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
Rear Triangle Material: Carbon Fiber
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select + DebonAir
Fork Travel: 150mm
Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Ultimate DebonAir
Rear Suspension Travel: 140mm
Weight: 30 lbs
Effective Top Tube: 622 mm, 624 mm (High, Low)
Seat Tube: 446 mm
Head Tube: 100 mm
Head Tube Angle: 66.0, 65.0 (High, Low)°
Seat Tube Angle: 75.8, 75.2 (High, Low)°
Stack: 619 mm, 623 mm (High, Low)
Reach: 465 mm, 458 mm (High, Low)
Standover Height: 744 mm, 734 mm (High, Low)
Mfg. Suggested Rider Height: 5’11” – 6’3″
Headset: Niner integrated
Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC
Brake Type: Disc Brakes – Hydraulic
Handlebar: FSA Gradient Carbon – 800 mm wide
Stem: FSA Gradient Carbon – 31.8 mm x 45mm – 6°
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth w/ 1X left remote – 30.9mm – 170mm
Saddle: Ergon SMC4-M w/ Cr-Mo rails
Wheelset Rims: FSA Gradient WideR i25 Carbon – 29″
Wheelset Hubs: FSA Gradient
Front Axle Spacing: 15x110mm Boost (Thru-Axle)
Rear Axle Spacing: 12x148mm Boost (Thru-Axle)
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO+ TR – 29″ x 2.5″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR – 29″ x 2.5″
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset: TruVativ Descendant 7K DUB alloy – 32t – 170 mm
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle XG-1275 – 12 Speed – 10-50t