2018 Niner BSB 9 RDO
For road cyclists, that first nip in the air that signals the end of summer can invite a melancholy mood, unless you happen to be among those initiated into the wild and wonderful world of cyclocross. With the Niner BSB 9 RDO, you can join the fun in the mud and feel excited for the autumn racing season.
Made from Niner’s RDO carbon, the frame has received a specific layup that is intended to keep things light while enhancing the rigidity for improved power transfer. It also makes sure the ride is not too bone rattling since you are meant to take this bike over the roughest cross courses. The BSB 9 receives a race-ready geometry to underscore its intended use for your autumnal cyclocross events. The handling will be snappy and responsive, which will be essential for those tight cross courses in woodsy areas. And since it comes in at under 1000 grams in a size 56, the BSB 9 RDO will also climb extremely well, and won’t weigh you down when you need to shoulder it to sprint up some stairs. They can keep it this light since Niner’s Carbon Compaction System makes used of rigid internal molds which ensures a tight and compact layup for consistent layering according to their very definite specifications. Adding the RDO Cyclocross Fork with its through axle, disc-specific setup increases the durability of the build without sacrificing weight.
Though this is a perfect bike for anyone serious about cross racing, there are a few highlights that will make it inevitably great for endurance gravel grinds. For instance, with clearance for up to 40mm tires, you can stick on a nice wide set of rubber and never fear what the trail may bring. Niner also tests the BSB 9 RDO according to ISO mountain bike standards, which means that it is actually something you could use to tackle some mountain trails. The press fit 30 bottom bracket will add to the frame’s high performance level while keeping the weight low and guaranteeing tons of heel clearance which can be important in seriously muddy conditions. The BSB 9 RDO frame gets the internal cable routing treatment so that you won’t have to worry about snagging something when hopping off to carry it over some obstacles. And it can accommodate either mechanical or electric drivetrains, so you can go to town with the build if you’d like. This is a disc brake specific frame that uses flat mount brakes and can take up to 160mm rotor size.
Available in six sizes, the Niner BSB 9 RDO will give riders of all sizes the best option for two-wheeled autumnal fun.
Frame: Niner RDO carbon compaction
Fork: Niner RDO gravel carbon fork
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 15mm x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, integrated Campy style
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Bottom Bracket Type: PF30 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electric
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm clamp
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 40mm
Brake Type: Disc, flat mount, 160mm rotor max
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 47cm | 50cm | 53cm | 56cm |59cm | 62cm |
Colors: Blaze Yellow Red, White Black, Green Blue