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 designed 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.