Niner Bikes JET 9 RDO

Posted on July 8, 2011

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Light. Tall. Sexy.

Likely one of the most anticipated mountain bike releases of the year is the Niner JET 9 RDO, a carbon fiber full-suspension bike that comes race-ready out of the box. After all, RDO stands for “Race Day Optimized.”

Light. Tall. Sexy. She'll make you go fast, but only if you know how to charge the 29er. Photo: NinerBikes.com

Light. Tall. Sexy. She'll make you go fast, but only if you know how to charge the 29er. Photo: NinerBikes.com

The design team at Niner chose Bike Press Camp 2011 as their product launching point, and the bike press was eating it up. As a company that’s made a name through innovative designs while focusing solely on the 29-inch wheel set, many feel that Niner could hold the progression key to creating the ideal lightweight, carbon 29er race bike.

Pedal, damn it! Aptly placed motivation. Photo: NinerBikes.com

Pedal, damn it! Aptly placed motivation. Photo: NinerBikes.com

Here are a few bytes from testers on the scene at Park City…

“Expect this bike to give other carbon fiber 29ers like the Santa Cruz Tallboy and the Gary Fisher Superfly (and the forth coming Ibis 29er) a run for their money.” –mtbr.com

“From the looks of it, Niner Bikes really took their time with the Jet 9 carbon and released a bike that should keep the trademark Niner ride while providing a lighter platform for racers and XC enthusiasts. It is also arguably the best looking 29er full suspension bike released to date especially in the black licorice color scheme.” — mountain.bike198.com

Niner Bikes' JET 9 RDO mountain bike may be the pinnacle next-gen fully carbon fiber full-suspension mountain bike. Photo: NinerBikes.com

Niner Bikes' JET 9 RDO mountain bike may be the pinnacle next-gen fully carbon fiber full-suspension mountain bike. Photo: NinerBikes.com

Visit VentureThere.com for a few notable features worth drooling over. The JET 9 RDO comes with a 5-year warranty that supports racing, and an affordable super-bike listing price. [$2,599]

Watch Canadian Cycling Magazine’s first spin on the Jet 9.

Via VentureThere.com. Justin Gural is a contributor to VentureThere.coma member of USA TODAY’s Travel Alliance covering adventure sports, active travel and the outdoor lifestyle.

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