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 …

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 …

A Bomb’s Journey: Rebecca Rusch’s Return to Laos

Rebecca Rusch just keeps moving. She’s flown around the world this year promoting her film, Blood Road and raising awareness about the dangers of landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO). The film has garnered numerous accolades and on one leg of her journey, she returned to Laos to tell this story …

Is there really good mountain biking in Kansas?

When you think of the State of Kansas, what picture comes to mind? Flat plains? Fields of agriculture and livestock? Yes, and no. In fact, the guys over at Cameron Mountain Bike Racing, as part of their 28,000 miles across the U.S. this past season, spent a little bit of …

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 …