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, …

And the Winner is….Kirt Voreis, VitalMTB’s Instagram Rider of the Year

After more than 20 years as a professional mountain biker, Kirt Voreis still has it. Congrats to Kirt for winning VitalMTB’s Shreddy Award for Instagram Rider of the Year. Follow Kirt on Instagram at @kirtvoreis_allride. Also, to recognize Kirt Voreis for his Shreddy Award, we created a series of articles …

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 …

Defiant Packs and Niner Bikes Team Up on New Frame Bag with Unique Attachment

Frame bags are nothing new, but they often attach with straps around the frame. During rides, no matter how secure the bags are, these bags move. Even securely attached, the bags and straps often slide, even just a little bit. As they slide, they rub on the frame. They also …