Kirt Voreis and his Niner RIP 9 RDO

Kirt Voreis rides his RIP 9 RDO mountain bike in the desert.
Kirt Voreis and his RIP 9 RDO ridden in the recent video, Mining for Skills.
What Kirt says about Niner’s patented CVA suspension:

“The biggest thing I have noticed is the overall stiffness of the bike. Having a system that is stout helps the action of the linkage. As far as pedaling, there is a smooth transfer between bump absorption and pedal engagement. So many designs have that top out, lockout climb feeling that gives you the sense of shifting between suspension and pedaling. Overall, the RIP 9 RDO has a smooth constant feel that keeps the laterally rigid suspension/frame design flowing down the trail.” – Kirt Voreis

About the Niner RIP 9 RDO and Kirt’s Custom Setup

The RIP 9 RDO frame uses Niner’s Carbon Compaction system to keep the weight down but the strength high. The frame also uses Niner’s patented CVA suspension┬ádesigned around a 29 inch wheelset. Here’s an up close look at how Kirt has his bikes built.

Kirt’s roll in peace, huck in peace, go to, long travel trail bike – the RIP 9 RDO. Kirt takes the RIP along to conquer whatever the trail throws at him. He also races DH on it.

BIKE SPEC: ROCKSHOX REVERB DROPPER POST, ROCKSHOX LYRIK RCT3 160 MM FORK, MAXXIS MINION DHF, FRONT AND REAR, DT SWISS XM1501 WHEELS, SQ LABS SEAT, CRANK BROTHERS MALLET PEDALS
A CLOSER LOOK: ROCKSHOCK VIVID R2C COIL (450LB), SRAM XX1 DRIVETRAIN AND CRANKSET, 34 TOOTH
WHERE HIS HANDS REST: SENSUS GRIPS, AVID GUIDE BRAKES
PILOT CONTROLS: TRUVATIV KYLE STRAIT BAR, TRUVATIV HOLZFELLER 40 MM STEM

Learn more about the RIP 9 RDO. Click for a complete list of technical specs and build options.

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