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Niner’s 2023 ‘Race Rocket’ RKT 9 RDO is designed for cross-country courses and burlier trails

Niner’s 2023 ‘Race Rocket’ RKT 9 RDO is designed for cross-country courses and burlier trails

Niner has announced its new RKT 9 RDO cross-country mountain bike, with 100mm of suspension travel front and rear. With the new bike, the brand…

Wednesday, Jul 13

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Niner has announced its new RKT 9 RDO cross-country mountain bike, with 100mm of suspension travel front and rear.

With the new bike, the brand says it has focused on improving the RKT’s agility, as well as its versatility.

The updated design features the brand’s own CVA twin-link suspension system, as well as updated longer, lower and slacker geometry with a flip chip and improved cable routing.

We’ve been expecting an update to the RKT platform because it was the last Niner bike to remain without an updated frame design.

The outgoing RKT 9 RDO was offered in a cross-country ‘RS’ flavour with 100mm of suspension travel at the front and 90mm at the back, as well as a souped-up model with 120mm of suspension travel up front.

Niner appears to be consolidating both models with this update and says the new RKT 9 RDO can also be used off the race course for burlier riding.

Pricing has not been made available yet, but Niner says it will be “similar” to the outgoing model.The RKT will be available in ‘Blood Red / Silver’ and ‘Nude Carbon / Silver’ colourways. Availability is expected to be from September. Frame technology Other than offering a 27.5in wheel option on the RIP 9 RDO enduro bike , as its name suggests, the brand has long been a stalwart for 29in wheels .The RKT 9 RDO is made from Niner’s own ‘Race Day Optimized’ (RDO) carbon fibre, which the brand claims offers a balance between lightweight, stiffness, strength and […]

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