Looking for a deal and a bike that’ll handle just about anything you can throw at it? The Niner RIP9 is now available at a $500 discount off MSRP through dealers, and that’s for the full carbon RDO or the Carbon with alloy rear. Any build kit is included, even framesets.
The RIP9 features 125mm rear travel and mates up nicely with anything from a 120mm to 150mm fork, though the latter does tend to overwhelm the rear end at the bike parks. We’ve found 120mm to 140mm to be more appropriate for everyday riding, letting the bike rip through tight singletrack and handle an aggressive enduro run with equal aplomb. The deal is on through the spring (no specific end date was mentioned), just hit up your local dealer to get it on order.