Behind the 9: Linda Travis talks Women ‘s Cycling, the Pink Panther and being a late bike bloomer

NINER: WHAT’S YOUR ROLE AT NINER? LINDA: I am the Inside Sales Manager. I manage the Factory Store and the Rider Services Rep group while being a Riders Services Rep myself. I’ve been at Niner a year and a half. NINER: WHAT’S YOUR FIRST BIKE MEMORY? LINDA: We lived on …

A World Cyclocross Champ in his 70’s? How Rick Abbott Earned the Rainbow Jersey.

An avid bicycle tourist, Rick Abbott didn’t start competing on a bike until he turned 56. Now, in his 70’s, he’s a Masters World Cyclocross Champ with a Rainbow Jersey as proof. We were lucky enough to catch up with Rick to talk about his victory, how he handles training, …

Behind the 9: How’d Kirt Voreis become a part of the Niner family? Part 2

PART 2 in a series about Kirt Voreis and his partnership with Niner, featuring Nate Adams, former professional mountain biker who calls Kirt a friend and a mentor. NINER: What’s your first memory of Kirt? NATE: I think it was at the Mount Snow Naked Crit. (Okay, just kidding.) Truthfully, …

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 …