Niner Air 9 RDO Carbon Shimano XT 2x10 Bike with Custom Wheels

$4,218.00

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The Niner AIR 9 RDO carbon frame has slimmed down to racing weight and is now lean, mean, and Niner green. RDO stands for Race Day Optimized, meaning that this frame was made as light as possible The new rig is a half-pound lighter than its predecessor, thanks to an optimized carbon layup process and reduced diameters of the down and top tube. Additionally, Niner's trademark CYA bottom bracket was swapped out for a smaller, all-carbon Press Fit 30 BB; even the headset races in the headtube are molded carbon. The rear brake mount is tucked inside the curving stays to distribute twisting forces evenly, permitting smaller caliper mounts and decreased wall thicknesses. This frame was made to come alive, with quick acceleration and telepathic handling. 5 year warranty. Headset is included.
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The RockShox SID is the default fork choice for most cross-country racers and the SID XX Motion Control damping offers efficient small-bump performance and incredible reliability in a highly tunable package. The XX Motion Control DNA damper features RockShox's XLoc hydraulic remote lockout for the lightest, most ergonomic go-fast solution. SID's Superlight Integrated Design structure plus 15mm Maxle Lite and the BlackBox carbon crown steerer create a chassis with all the stiffness you need at the weight you want. The Solo Air lets you add air to your forks through a single Schrader valve, filling both the positive and negative air spring chambers simultaneously. Smooth responsiveness provided by Motion Control DNA damping systems pairs perfectly with the 15mm Maxle Lite thru axle and 120mm travel. br>
Fork Travel: 120mm
Spring: Air
Color: Black
Brake Type: Disc
Front Axle Type: 15mm Thru
Wheel Size: 29-inch
Steerer Tube: 1-1/2" to 1-1/8" Tapered
Weight: 3.6 lbs
Disc Mount Type: Post Mount
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The high-pressure Fox Factory Shox pump will pressure all Schraeder valve front and rear air suspension systems up to 300 PSI. Built-In air gauge with micro air release button for precise adjustments.
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Shimano's most popular front disc mountain hub, the XT M788, continues to deliver stellar performance with a steel axle and angular contact bearings for a long life and minimal friction. Designed for Shimano Centerlock rotors. Thru axle not included. 32-hole.

Hub Spacing: 100mm
Spoke Drilling: 32-hole
Axle Not Included

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DT Stainless Spokes
Spoke weights (estimated wt. of 32 spokes at 295mm):
14 gauge silver................ 241 grams
14 gauge black................ 241 grams
14-15 gauge silver........... 211 grams
14-15 gauge black........... 211 grams
14-17 gauge Revolution.... 153 grams
15 gauge silver................ 196 grams
15-16 gauge silver........... 171 grams
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Nipple weights (estimated wt. of 32 nipples):
14 gauge brass................ 30.5 grams
14 gauge brass black........ 30.5 grams
14 gauge alloy silver......... 10 grams
14 gauge alloy colored....... 9.5 grams
14 gauge brass x-long....... 40 grams
15 gauge brass................ 32.5 grams
15 gauge alloy silver......... 11 grams
15 gauge alloy colored...... 10.5 grams
15 gauge brass x-long...... 40 grams
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This kit is priced using the Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1, Fast-rolling, nicely spaced knobs are multi-shaped to help shed mud and grip in loose terrain, and are reinforced to step quicker and last longer.

Size: 29 x 2.1
Weight: 705 g.
TPI: 60
Bead: Foldable

If you would prefer a different tire, choose any tire listed in the drop-down menu.
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DT Stainless Spokes
Spoke weights (estimated wt. of 32 spokes at 295mm):
14 gauge silver................ 241 grams
14 gauge black................ 241 grams
14-15 gauge silver........... 211 grams
14-15 gauge black........... 211 grams
14-17 gauge Revolution.... 153 grams
15 gauge silver................ 196 grams
15-16 gauge silver........... 171 grams
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Nipple weights (estimated wt. of 32 nipples):
14 gauge brass................ 30.5 grams
14 gauge brass black........ 30.5 grams
14 gauge alloy silver......... 10 grams
14 gauge alloy colored....... 9.5 grams
14 gauge brass x-long....... 40 grams
15 gauge brass................ 32.5 grams
15 gauge alloy silver......... 11 grams
15 gauge alloy colored...... 10.5 grams
15 gauge brass x-long...... 40 grams
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This kit is priced using the Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1, Fast-rolling, nicely spaced knobs are multi-shaped to help shed mud and grip in loose terrain, and are reinforced to step quicker and last longer.

Size: 29 x 2.1
Weight: 705 g.
TPI: 60
Bead: Foldable

If you would prefer a different tire, choose any tire listed in the drop-down menu.
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Specifically designed for wider rims, Stan's No Tubes 25mm rim tape is your wingman on the trail, designed to keep your ZTR rims airtight. Can be used as a lightweight rim tape on any rim. 10 yards x 25mm (1 roll tapes 5 rims - 7 grams per application).

Specifically designed for wider rims, Stan's No Tubes 21mm rim tape can be used as a lightweight rim tape on narrower rims. 10 yards x 21mm (1 roll tapes 5 rims - 5 grams per application).
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The Stan's No Tubes custom 44mm Presta valve stem converts most 700c rims to tubeless when used with NoTubes 21mm yellow tape and sealant (sold separately). This valve will seal most existing rims that have an inner valve stem hole of 6-8mm. Removable valve core allows easier application of tire sealant. (Rims with no inner spoke holes do not require the yellow spoke tape.)
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Size: 29 x 1.9–2.3, Removable Presta valve
Valve length: 32mm
Weight: 229 grams
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The wheels that you have purchased require no rim strip and include a valve stem for tubeless use. Additionally, the tires that you have selected may be used without tubes. This tubeless technology requires sealant to maintain air pressure.

Sealant helps stop many leaks and flats incurred during normal riding conditions. The solution can be used year round, even in sub freezing temperatures.
Cassette
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The Shimano XT CS-M771 10-speed cassette provides a more efficient and usable range of gears. The gears are arranged so that when you shift the front chainrings, you only have to adjust one gear in the back to 'recover' your gear. The XT cassette sprockets offer Shimano's patented Hyperglide shifting ramps and alloy carriers for great shifting and less weight. Shimano also offers a wide range of cassette choices with 11-32 for XC racers, 11-36 for all-day climbing, and 11-34 for everything in between.

Gear Range: 11-32, 11-34, or 11-36
Weight: 268 g. (11-32)
Ratio:
11-32: 11-12-14-16-18-20-22-25-28-32
11-34: 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34
11-36: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36

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The Shimano XT CN-HG95 10-speed chain was developed specifically for MTB riding. This directional chain employs task-specific link plates to optimize front and rear shifting, and offers excellent mud shedding thanks to the special outer link plate design. A new Sil-Tec treatment on the plates allows them the freely pivot around derailleur pulleys, cogs, and chain rings with less friction. For use with 10-speed Shimano drivetrains only, will not work for road use. 283 g.
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Derailleurs, Rear
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For MTB gearing configurations
Long cage
10-spd compatible
Standard rise

Weight: 238 g.

Efficiency was the key principle when designing the Shimano Dyna-Sys XT M780 SGS 10-speed rear derailleur. The derailleur was designed with a longer swing arm and a tighter spring for crisper shifting when you want it, and less 'ghost shifting' when you don't. The Dyna-Sys rear derailleur will stay in adjustment longer and deliver consistent performance with each ride.

Features
Stronger return spring for crisper shifting
Longer swing arm for quicker shifting
Less chain-slap
Capacity : SGS 43T
Brake Levers, Shifters
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Compatible with 10-speed Dyna-Sys
Compatible with double (2x) or triple (3x) cranksets
2-way release offers index finger or thumb shifting
Weight:255 g./pair

The Shimano XT SL-M780-10 Rapidfire shifters easily convert to either a double or triple crankset mode with the simple turn of a screw on the left shifter. Unique 2-way cable release accommodates individual riding styles or shifting (index finger or thumb.) The upper lever still performs the same function, but now swings both ways. Pull it with your finger or push it with your thumb. The fastening clamp offers variable positioning, allowing you to set up your cockpit just the way you'd like it. The optical gear display floats above the handlebar, or it can be removed completely. Shimano SIS-SP41 outer housing and coated stainless steel cable provide super smooth shifting. Includes front and rear shifters.

Brakes
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This pre-bled brake system is ready to install with Shimano XT M785 Servo Wave levers, hydraulic lines, and M785 disc calipers. The XT M785 disc brake levers offer improved ergonomics, quicker engagement, and 20% more stopping power. Separate reach adjustment and free stroke adjustment allow you to customize levers for hand size and comfort. The XT M785 disc brake calipers get upgraded with Shimano's Ice technology, featuring radiator backed metal pads and oversized 22mm ceramic pistons. Sold as front or rear. Rotors not included.

Features
  • Easy to tune ergonomics
  • Ice Technolgy Radiator pads
  • Pre-bled and ready to install


Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!
Brake Pads, Rotors, Parts
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Size: 160mm

The Shimano XT SM-RT86 6-bolt rotor employs Shimano's Ice technology, featuring an aluminum core with a stainless steel braking surface. The innovative design sheds weight, dissipates heat and dramatically improves overall performance.

Brakes
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This pre-bled brake system is ready to install with Shimano XT M785 Servo Wave levers, hydraulic lines, and M785 disc calipers. The XT M785 disc brake levers offer improved ergonomics, quicker engagement, and 20% more stopping power. Separate reach adjustment and free stroke adjustment allow you to customize levers for hand size and comfort. The XT M785 disc brake calipers get upgraded with Shimano's Ice technology, featuring radiator backed metal pads and oversized 22mm ceramic pistons. Sold as front or rear. Rotors not included.

Features
  • Easy to tune ergonomics
  • Ice Technolgy Radiator pads
  • Pre-bled and ready to install


Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!
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Size: 160mm

The Shimano XT SM-RT86 6-bolt rotor employs Shimano's Ice technology, featuring an aluminum core with a stainless steel braking surface. The innovative design sheds weight, dissipates heat and dramatically improves overall performance.

Cranksets, Bottom Brackets
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Length: 175mm
Chainrings: 26x38
Weight: 820 g. (175 mm w/ BB)

BB cups included

The most noticeable addition of the updated XT group is the M785 2x10 (double chainring) crankset, with calculated gear ratios that optimize the 10-speed cassette. Not only does this pristinely simple setup provide smoother shifting, but the improved (straighter) chainline allows better frame clearance and compatibility on a wide range of bikes. Choose between the 26x38 or 28x40 gearing configuration to fit your particular fitness and riding style.
Bottom Brackets
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA90 SL stem, with lightweight 3D forged aluminum allows Easton to shave excess material while retaining maximum strength. The Top Lock clamp design and DST faceplate distribute pressure safely across the handlebar's clamping surface, making the EA90 SL safe for carbon and aluminum bars. 31.8" bar. Please select the Easton EA90 SL (the first selections) from the drop-down menu.

Weight: 130 grams(100 mm)
Stem Material:Aluminium

Please select the Easton EA90 SL Stem or if you would prefer a different stem, choose any stem listed in the drop-down menu.
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA70 Riser Bar, Integrating the high-performance of EA70 aluminum alloy with proprietary TaperWall technology yields Easton's strongest and most popular aluminum riser bar. At just 265 grams, the Easton EA70 Riser bar provides a true, no compromises weight and performance advantage. Available in 40mm or 20mm rises with popular 9º back sweep and 685mm width for precise steering and a customizable cockpit. Black.

Material: Aluminum
Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
Bend: 9 deg.
Rise: 20 or 40mm
Width: 685mm
Weight: 265 g.

Please select the Easton EA70 Riser Bar or if you would prefer a different Bar, choose any Bar listed in the drop-down menu.
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The Da Bomb Holy Shift Locking Grips are beautifully simple and offer a bomber hold with any hand position, wet or dry. A soft outer layer of Kraton rubber features a unique grid pattern on half of the grip. When you wrap your fingers around the grip they immediately fall into place within the grid for a secure hold. Plus, the grid offers the ability to move your hands around and still maintain grip in the pattern. The Holy Shifts are perfect for carbon bars because the internal plastic sleeves protect the carbon, while double lock-on clamps secure grips in place. (Clamps included.)
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This kit is priced using the Douglas Race Evolution Saddle Please select the Race Evolution (the first selection) from the drop-down menu.

Rail Material: Tubular Titanium
Weight: 248 g.

  • Race Evolution combines ergonomic comfort and pro-level performance
  • A recessed center channel is comfortable against soft tissues
  • Newtech foam delivers maximum cushioning
  • Shell is tuned for the perfect combination of flex and stiffness
  • Lightweight tubular titanium rails

Length: 282mm
Width: 136mm

Please select the Douglas Race Evolution Saddle or if you would prefer a different Saddle, choose any Saddle listed in the drop-down menu.
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost, Easton's EA70 Zero seatpost is built with high-end TaperWall aluminum tubing and features a 2-bolt integrated head, allowing micro adjustments of the saddle position. Sleek, low-profile saddle clamp provides excellent stability, grip and saddle compatibility. Please select the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost (the first selections) from the drop-down menu.

Weight: 250 grams(30.9 mm)
Seatpost Material:Aluminium

Please select the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost or if you would prefer a different Seatpost, choose any Seatpost listed in the drop-down menu.

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Description

The Niner AIR 9 RDO carbon frame has slimmed down to racing weight and is now lean, mean, and Niner green. RDO stands for Race Day Optimized, meaning that this frame was made as light as possible The new rig is a half-pound lighter than its predecessor, thanks to an optimized carbon layup process and reduced diameters of the down and top tube. Additionally, Niner's trademark CYA bottom bracket was swapped out for a smaller, all-carbon Press Fit 30 BB; even the headset races in the headtube are molded carbon. The rear brake mount is tucked inside the curving stays to distribute twisting forces evenly, permitting smaller caliper mounts and decreased wall thicknesses. This frame was made to come alive, with quick acceleration and telepathic handling. SM-XL.

If the size you need is not in-stock, please feel free to order. We'll have it here in a matter of days.

Frame: High modulus carbon with alloy interfaces in head tube and bottom bracket. Super narrow chain stays for low Q-factor cranks. Tapered headtube. Radical sloping top tube for better stand-over clearance. Frame Weight: 2.4 lbs. (Med) Sizes: SM-XL. Colors: Niner green or black licorice.

Important Information
Shop time: Please allow 3-5 business days prior to shipping for orders that include Frames or Framesets.

Model Number
niner-ninajn31-c11
Item Code
NINAJN31-C11