Niner Bikes RKT 9 RDO 29er Full Suspension

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DESCRIPTION

The RKT 9 RDO features a carbon frame with a CVA linkage, offering 90mm of rear suspension travel. The frame weighs about 4.5 pounds with the shock thanks to Niner’s RDO Carbon Compaction tech, which results in a strong yet lightweight frame. Niner also points out that the new RKT offers the lowest standover height of any of their bikes and short, 439mm chainstays for maximum responsiveness and maneuverability. The frame is set up for internal cable routing for a clean, aerodynamic look. Oh, and the medium and large frames even have TWO water bottle mounts, a rarity these days, but something racers should appreciate.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 26, 2016]
BarryBullard
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight, climbing, overall ride quality. One of the best climbing bikes ( if not THE best) that I have ever ridden.
The bike is nimble without being twitchy, stiff and firm, but has a ride the quality of a longer travel, plusher bike.

Weakness:

Cable routing is a little messier than some of the newer internally routed set-ups, I would call the cable routing "semi- internally routed". I believe Niner experienced some issues with some of their previous frames cable routing and revised the routing to correct prior issues. The system works great, just not quite as sano as some other frames.

I built up an RKT frame with light weight components to have light, nimble cross country everyday bike. This bike does not disappoint- It may not feel as quick or as a few stiffer xc bikes that I have ridden, but the ride quality and fun factor are exceptional. I think the trade off in the stiffness is more than compensated with overall ride quality.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Epic S Works, Giant Anthem 27.5, Niner Jet RDO

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