All new for 2019, the RIP RDO 29 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike from Niner lops 10mm from its rear travel, helping to improve its pedaling, climbing, and all-mountain ability, while receiving significant geometry updates, making it capable as ever on rowdy downhills. Further frame refinements include its Rib Cage construction for added stiffness, increased standover height and room for longer dropper posts, a high/low flip chip adjustable geometry, and a retune of its CVA suspension platform. This 2-Star build is an excellent way to get this new bike as a complete as it comes ready to ahem, rip, with a FOX 36 fork up front and excellent DPX2 shock out back with SRAM's value-oriented NX Eagle 12-speed offering the same wide gearing range as its range-topping group, albeit with a slight weight penalty. While the old RIP had a dual wheel size persona, the new RIPs are frames dedicated to each wheel size. This allows Niner to optimize the frame for each wheel size by dialing in the suspension kinematics and geometry specifically for each size eliminating compromises. Either way, you're getting 140mm of CVA rear travel that's sensitive off the top and supportive in the mid-stroke paired with 150mm of fork travel and clearance for 2. 6-inch tires with room for mud. This is the longest, lowest, and slackest Niner ever created, however, with the inclusion of its adjustable geometry via flip chips at the seatstay pivots, a Niner first, you can make adjustments as needed for your terrain and riding style. The high mode geometry is perfect for tamer trails and daily riding. You'll quickly appreciate the climbing and pedaling efficiency of its steeper 75. 8-degree seat tube angle and reworked CVA suspension platform. On the way down, you can shred in confidence with its longer reach, slack 66-degree head tube angle, and a 44mm, reduced offset fork. If you have some shuttling or bike park laps on the docket, its low mode brings out even more aggression by slacking out the he...
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