If you (like us) are already thinking about ‘cross season, Niner’s BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike has a few updates for ya. They’re simple, mainly just the switch to flat mount brakes, new colors and a single, effective complete bike build featuring SRAM Rival 1.

Available in this Yin and Yang Black/White or Loud and Proud Green/Blue (shown below), the complete bike retails for $3,200 $3,800 with Stan’s Grail wheels and a Niner alloy cockpit. A frameset, which includes their carbon RDO flat mount cyclocross fork, is $2,300.

2017 Niner BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike updated with flat mount brakes and new colors

Niner says they’re only available in limited quantities, so if you’re interested, talk to your Niner dealer now to get one on order. We reviewed the BSB 9 RDO a couple years ago and it is indeed a “race day weapon” as they put it, with the added benefit of their 29er mountain bike DNA to make handling really good in the rough stuff.

2017 Niner BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike updated with flat mount brakes and new colors 2017 Niner BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike updated with flat mount brakes and new colors

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11 COMMENTS

  1. I do that on my bike, it gives the cable (in my case) a gentler bend to the caliper. It just stands out more when your frame is a dayglo green – yuk.

    • But this is a hydraulic line – as long as it’s not pinched, you can bend it as tight as you like and it will work perfectly. Beats me why anyone would have it rubbing on the frame by choice, so there must be a reason.

  2. On Instagram niner said that they only made a few of them and that “when they’re gone they’re gone”. Where does that leave a customer with a warranty issue down the road?

    • More like they only paid to have their name painted on a few of them. It’s a great frame, but they definitely aren’t the only one selling it. Not gonna name drop here, but I know of two other brands off the top of my head selling this frame.

      • Time and again I see posts saying “open mold,” you can get that elsewhere, blah blah blah, etc., but I never see any verifiable details. If someone else is selling this frame, then who is it?

  3. Hard to tell but it looks like these bikes are spec’d with a short cage derailleur. With a 1x drivetrain, these should really come with a long cage derailleur so as to run a 10-42 or similar cassette. I suspect most folks will feel overgeared on anything resembling a ‘normal’ cyclocross course.

  4. Dear Ryan, We take our frame designs very seriously and have our own in house engineering and design team. Your comment about “they only paid to have their name painted on a few of them.” is simply not true. We have never in our history used a catalog frame. Every frame we have sold has been curated by Niner Bikes. We designed this frame in June 2013 and released the BSB in June 2014

    http://bikerumor.com/2014/06/17/niner-introduces-full-carbon-bsb9-cyclocross-bike-updated-jet9-rdo-w-limited-edition-build/

    We see a lot of copies of our previous designs in asian catalogs which we take as a form of flattery.

    Peace,
    Chris Sugai
    Niner Bikes

  5. I don’t know if anyone noticed, but it looks like the BSB9 sprouted bottle cage mounts on this iteration. I believe the previous version of the frame did away with them, living up to the “RDO” tag.

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