It was only a matter of time, of course, and now it’s here. After rebooting their carbon fiber JET9 and RIP9 lineup to make them Boost and 27.5+ compatible, the shorter travel JET9 is now also available with an alloy frame. Geometry and design carries over, it’s just less expensive…
Up front, you get a 130mm travel Rockshox Yari RC fork to create a 67.5º head angle.
Their proven CVA suspension keeps the rear wheel tracking without bobbing under pedaling, making Niner’s bikes capable climbers and descenders. Helping keep you sane is a standard threaded 73mm bottom bracket shell.
Like the carbon RDO models, this latest iteration gets shorter 434mm chainstays and a slightly steeper seat angle and longer reach, keeping your weight centered in the bike while improving overall handling. Boost spacing out back helped that happen while also letting them increase travel to 120mm and opening up tire clearance to 29×2.4 or 27.5×3.0. This puts the JET now squarely in the trail category, leaving full suss XC duties to the RKT9.
It’ll be sold as a complete bike with 29er wheels and a SRAM NX1 build for $2,600, shipping to dealers this month (October). That includes a Rockshox Monarch RL shock, alloy Niner cockpit (bar, stem, post), and SRAM Level brakes. Other standard features include internal and external dropper seatpost routing, ISCG05 mounts, 30.9 seatpost,
The longer travel RIP9 got its alloy version at the end of August, so now the line is complete.