Customize this Santa Cruz 27.5" Highball frameset using the simple, light and durable SRAM X01 groupset and custom handbuilt wheels. If you need some assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 800-688-8600 and let us answer your questions and guide you through the process.
The Niner AIR 9 RDO carbon frame has slimmed down to racing weight and is now lean and mean. 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 headtube's headset races 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. A tapered headtube and a 142x12 rear thru-axle increases strength and rigidity, keeping your Niner tracking straight and true. Other details include post mount brake bosses between the chain and seatstay for braking precision, a stainless steel head badge, and internal cable routing. Once built, the Niner AIR 9 RDO carbon frame comes alive with quick acceleration and telepathic handling. 5 year warranty. Headset is included.
Frame: RDO Carbon Compaction. Post rear brake mounts. 142x12 rear axle. Tapered headtube. Frame Weight (Med):2.3 lbs. Recommended Fork Travel: 100-120mm. Wheel Size: 29". 5 year warranty.
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