Niner Air 9 RDO Carbon Shimano XTR Trail Bike with Custom Wheels

$5,410.00

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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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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 10-speed Shimano XTR CS-M980 cassette delivers consistently smooth shifting performance and durability in an innovative, lightweight package. A redesigned tooth profile has been optimized for the narrow HG-X 10-speed chain and Shadow rear derailleur. This lightweight cassette features 5 titanium cogs.

Gear Range: 11-34, or 11-36
Weight: 255g (11-34) or 272g (11-36)
Ratios:
11-34: 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34
11-36: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36

Cassette Installation

Cassette Diagram

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Weight: 259 g. (114 link)

The XTR CN-M981 HG-X chain has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the 10-speed Dyna Sys mountain drive train. This new chain uses Sil-Tec, an advanced surface plating technology to increase both performance and durability. Shimano Sil-Tec technology adds a low friction surface treatment that runs smoother and lasts longer. The new super narrow XTR CN-M981 HG-X chain with Sil-Tec better holds lubrication and sheds mud easier than the previously unrivalled XTR CN-M980 chain.

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Derailleurs, Rear
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For MTB gearing configurations
Short cage
10-speed compatible
Standard rise

Weight: 175 g (GS)

Efficiency was the key principle when designing the XTR M980 10-speed rear derailleur. The derailleur was designed with Shimano's Shadow technology, using a longer swing arm and a tighter spring for crisper shifting when you want it, and less 'ghost shifting' when you don't. This 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 : GS 35T, SGS 41T


Rear Derailleur Installation

Rear Derailleur Diagram

Brake Levers, Shifters
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Compatible with 10-speed Dyna-Sys
2-way release offers index finger or thumb shifting
Weight:224 g./pair

The Shimano XTR M980 Rapidfire Plus Shifters offer 2-way release for different riding or shifting styles (index finger or thumb.) Pull it with your finger or push it with your thumb, each click of the upper lever releases cable, the same as it always has, but now it swings both ways. The fastening clamp offers variable positioning, allowing you to set up your cockpit just the way you'd like it. Shimano SIS-SP41 outer housing and coated stainless steel cable provide super smooth shifting. Includes front and rear shifters.

Shifter Installation

Shifter Diagram

Brakes
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Say hello to XTR Trail brakes, and say goodbye to compromise. The integration of Servo-Wave brake-boosting technology into an XTR-level brake generates gobs of lightweight stopping power (125 percent of the previous XTR benchmark, to be exact) that can be precisely rolled on and off with single-finger effort-leaving a better grip on the bar for charging through the gnar. The Shimano XTR BL-M988 disc brakes deliver a balance of light weight and power that resists performance-sapping heat better than ever before thanks to an industry-first full-ceramic piston and optional Ice Technology radiator brake pads. Each individual brake comes with brake lever, and caliper. Rotors are not included.

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 Installation

Front Brake and Rotor Diagram

Rear Brake and Rotor Diagram

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.

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Say hello to XTR Trail brakes, and say goodbye to compromise. The integration of Servo-Wave brake-boosting technology into an XTR-level brake generates gobs of lightweight stopping power (125 percent of the previous XTR benchmark, to be exact) that can be precisely rolled on and off with single-finger effort-leaving a better grip on the bar for charging through the gnar. The Shimano XTR BL-M988 disc brakes deliver a balance of light weight and power that resists performance-sapping heat better than ever before thanks to an industry-first full-ceramic piston and optional Ice Technology radiator brake pads. Each individual brake comes with brake lever, and caliper. Rotors are not included.

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 Installation

Front Brake and Rotor Diagram

Rear Brake and Rotor Diagram

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.

Cranksets, Bottom Brackets
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Length: 175mm
Chainrings: 24 x 32 x 42
Weight: 755 g.(175mm)

BB cups included

The veritable heart of the new XTR Trail drivetrain is a trail-tuned triple-ring crank. The Shimano XTR M980 3 x 10 crankset is crowned with a carbon/titanium composite 32-tooth Primary Driving Gear; the go-to, most-used gear for the widest range of terrain, and the gear your suspension bike was designed around. Riders who would otherwise have to pull the ripcord and battle technical climbs from the trenches of their granny gear can now push farther up the trail in their 32 middle ring thanks to the increased range offered by a 36-tooth, low-end cassette gear. The granny gear is still there, you'll just need it less, and the 42-tooth big ring is more useable and easier to get into than ever before, so you'll use it more. Simply put, XTR Trail is the most efficient mountain bike drivetrain singletrack has ever seen.

Crankset Installation

Crankset Diagram

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.

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-c13
Item Code
NINAJN31-C13

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