Behind the 9: How’d Kirt Voreis become part of the Niner family? Part 1.

Kirt Voreis and Niner started working together a little over a year ago. But Kirt started his professional career as a mountain biker back in 1994 and he’s still at it today. In that time, he’s had a number of different bike sponsors, raced downhill, dual slalom, made countless riding …

Behind the 9: Meet George Parry, Niner’s engineering mastermind

A large schematic of an old Schwinn cruiser bike, most likely created on an old drafting table, and saved from certain destruction when the Schwinn offices were cleared out many years ago, hangs behind George Parry’s desk. A great conversation piece, it indicates just how much of a fan of …

Behind the 9: Pedal Damn It! It’s always been a Niner thing.

Pedal Damn It. A simple phrase for a simple bike. Back in its fledgling stage, Chris Sugai, one of Niner’s founders, had six or maybe seven different bikes and each one was a singlespeed. A self-professed bike geek, and a wee bit younger at the time, Sugai enjoyed the simplicity …

Behind the 9: Panda bears, terrorizing the neighborhood and grips with Niner’s Anthony Lenz

Does this guy look familiar? He may. We’ve featured him in a handful of Niner riding videos. Most recently he’s been seen on Niner’s SIR 9 in its various versions – a bikepacking steed and a singlespeed. But riding bikes takes up only a small percentage of Anthony’s time. Most …

Behind the Nine: Womble, Earth Roamers and Tire Geekery with Niner’s Brad Brown

Boxes of stuff – frames, components, tires – everything you need to build a Niner bike, are the domain of Brad Brown, Niner’s Warehouse magician. If it has the Niner name on it, Brad and his team have gone above and beyond to make sure everything is in order and …

Behind the 9: Spiderman, Mind Control and Pippi with Niner’s Kristin Taylor

Somebody has to pay the bills around Niner HQ and Kristin Taylor does that well. Having worked with Niner since December of 2016, she’s already made an impression. Diving into mountain biking and gravel biking head first and signing up for the Dirty Kanza this past year offer a little …