Teased in our post on Niner Bikes CVA patent here, full images of the Niner Bikes JET 9 RDO frame have been posted up on Niner Bikes site with some more details on the newest full suspension frame from the 29″er only company.


Along with the CVA rear suspension, which features 100mm of travel, Niner has spec’ed a new Fox RP23 shock with the new Kashima coating said to reduce friction and provide a smoother feeling stroke. All suspension linkage is forged aluminum with Niner’s unique hardware connecting it all together. The front of the frame features a tapered head tube and Niner says a 100mm or 120mm fork is okay with this bike’s geometry.


The swooping curves and tube shapes were chosen due to their functionality first, which was determined by Niner’s research and development. Computer aided design, testing of previous Niner JET 9 aluminum frames, and competitors frames were all used to help come up with the final forms you see here. Then Niner did further testing in house and with an independent lab to help the new JET 9 RDO not only meet CEN standards, but according to Niner, a frame that “far exceeds CEN standards”. This frame is also covered by Niner’s “C5 Carbon Warranty” which goes up to five years.

The frame has internal cable routing similar to the Carbon AIR 9. It also features titanium anti-chain suck plates, and precision aluminum inserts for the direct front derailleur mount and for the rear brake.

No word on frame weight or other details. Price has been set at US $2599.00.