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2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO 3-Star XT Complete Bike

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$3,249.00
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2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO 3-Star XT Complete Bike

 

It's not a far stretch to say that the Niner engineers went back to the drawing board and rebuilt the Jet 9 from the ground up. Similar in name but drastically different in geometry, the 2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO 3-Star XT Complete Bike goes much further than merely adding travel. It's longer across the top, steeper out back, slacker up front, and better at just about everything that made the original Jet 9 such a standout. Whether you're grinding climbs, bombing descents, or reveling in fast, flowy singletrack, the Jet 9 RDO lives up to its versatile reputation. This particular build gets kitted up in Shimano's lauded XT componentry, a dropper post, and Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 hoops.

As with most bikes in the current trail generation, the key element underwriting the new Jet 9's versatile geometry is its Boost rear axle. Bumping the spacing up to 148mm lets Niner chop 21mm off of chainstays by slamming the rear wheel up into the seat tube. The seat tube contributes to that versatility, too. Despite the fact that the 2017 Jet 9 comes with 130mm of front travel, it's got the same seat tube angle as the 2016 Jet 9 with a 100mm fork. Adding 30mm up front would typically force you out of the bike's center; however, the new Jet 9's geometry keeps you on top of the pedals while the included dropper post allows you to clear out some cockpit space so you can throw the bike around on descents.

The bike's updates shine at the front end, too. In 2016, the Jet 9 was limited to a 71 or 70.5-degree head tube, depending on whether you were running a 100 or 110mm fork. For 2017 (as configured here), it drops to 67.5 degrees. This puts the Jet 9 right on the cusp of moderate stability and enduro abandon. When paired with the new iteration's longer reach and shorter stem, that angle means the bike can ride roughshod across all manner of trail furniture without sacrificing responsive steering. Slack head tubes are fun, but we're occasionally frustrated by their muddy responsiveness. The Jet 9 lives up to Niner's reputation of nimble wagon wheel machines by ensuring that enduro aggression doesn't come at the cost of control.

Despite the above changes, Niner's Race Day Optimized (RDO) construction process remains relatively unchanged. This is a good thing, as Niner's compaction method presses out any excess resin and compacts the carbon down to a uniform wall thickness. This gives Niner precise control over where material is and where it isn't, letting the engineers actually engineer the frame by reducing weight where it's not needed while ensuring stiffness and durability at key areas of power transfer and abuse.

The CVA suspension model is also virtually unchanged. CVA is designed specifically around 29in wheels to keep the big-rim platform balanced between taut and supple. Its low compression ratio means there's less need for suspension preload, so the mechanism can float more freely and react more readily to the terrain without being loose or sloppy. CVA's lower linkage placement beneath the bottom bracket isolates pedal input from suspension action to prevent the system from bobbing or back-kicking, resulting in a smooth but efficient bike that's responsive to both your power and the trail's trickery.

The frame's finishing details are everything you'd expect from the obsessive developers at Niner, and our favorite new addition is the inclusion of a BSA threaded bottom bracket. PressFit shells may be lighter and more convenient, but the exact tolerances of a CNC-machined thread are virtually unsurpassable by today's composite technology. The threading means bearing cups install perfectly, reducing wear over time and reducing the creaks, groans, and pops that so often accompany PressFit models. Vulnerable bits are girded with titanium protection plates. The frame also includes integrated battery storage in case you get the urge for electro shifting, and the revised axle spacing and geometry dimensions accommodate 29er tires up to 2.4in and 27.5 tires up to 3in.

A more versatile take on Niner's classic trail bike

Adds 20mm of CVA suspension compared to previous model

Updated geometry climbs faster and descends harder

RDO carbon construction drops grams to gain speed

Compatible with electronic drivetrain routing and battery storage

Shimano's XT componentry is precise and durable

 

2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO 3-Star XT Complete Bike

Frame Material:

RDO carbon fiber

Suspension:

CVA

Rear Shock:

Rock Shox Monarch RL Debonair

Rear Travel:

120mm

Fork:

Rock Shox Pike RC 130 Solo Air

Front Travel:

130mm

Shifters:

Shimano XT M8000 11-speed I-Spec II

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano XT M8000 GS 11-speed Shadow Plus

Crankset:

32t Race Face Turbine

Bottom Bracket:

Race Face BSA

Cassette:

11 - 46t Shimano XT M8000

Chain:

Shimano XT HG-701 11-speed

Brakeset:

Shimano XT M8000

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

[front] 180mm, [rear] 160mm

Handlebar:

Race Face Aeffect

Handlebar Rise:

20mm

Handlebar Width:

760mm

Grips:

Niner Grrrips, lock-on

Stem:

Race Face Aeffect 35mm clamp

Saddle:

Niner Custom with Cr-Mo rails

Seatpost:

KS Dropzone R

Wheelset:

Stan's NoTubes Neo/ZTR Arch MK3

Front Axle:

15 x 110m Boost

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Tires:

[front] Maxxis Ardent DC/EXO/TR, [rear] Maxxis Ikon 3C/EXO/TR

Tire Size:

[front] 29 x 2.4in, [rear] 29 x 2.35in

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

5 years on frame

Actual Weight:

Blaze Yellow, M: 12830g

 

2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO 3-Star XT Complete Bike

GEOMETRY CHART

Jet 9 RDO

130mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

XS

14in

22in

23.3in

15.5in

26.4in

3.7in

67.5o

74.5o

1.2in

17.1in

43.9in

S

15in

22.7in

23.7in

16.1in

27in

4.1in

67.5o

74.5o

1.2in

17.1in

44.7in

M

17in

23.5in

24.2in

16.8in

28.7in

4.7in

67.5o

74.5o

1.2in

17.1in

45.5in

L

19in

24.4in

24.6in

17.5in

29.8in

5.1in

67.5o

74.5o

1.2in

17.1in

46.4in

XL

21in

25.3in

25.1in

18.3in

31.1in

5.7in

67.5o

74.5o

1.2in

17.1in

47.4in

140mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

XS

14in

22.1in

23.4in

15.3in

26.5in

3.7in

67o

74o

1.1in

17.1in

44.1in

S

15in

22.8in

23.8in

15.9in

27.2in

4.1in

67o

74o

1.1in

17.1in

44.8in

M

17in

23.6in

24.4in

16.6in

28.8in

4.7in

67o

74o

1.1in

17.1in

45.7in

L

19in

24.5in

24.7in

17.4in

30in

5.1in

67o

74o

1.1in

17.1in

46.6in

XL

21in

25.4in

25.3in

18.1in

31.3in

5.7in

67o

74o

1.1in

17.1in

47.5in


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