Tag / Niner
“Don’t call it a comeback… I been here for years…” It’s only fitting that I’m getting ear-wormed with L.L. Cool J., circa 1990, as I’m carving berms and boosting doubles through Southern California chaparral. The third-generation Niner Rip 9 has got me feeling nostalgic for a few reasons. I’ve ridden these same trails many times on my previous-generation Rip 9—a bike that served me well for two seasons, a bike that I have forsaken for a newer, shinier all-mountain bike even though I couldn’t have been happier with it. I’m going to make some comparisons to that bike, because as much as the v3 is true to its roots… there is not much that hasn’t changed for the newest Rip 9. And I would say that this bike is somewhat of a metaphor for Niner as a company right now (hang in with me for a minute while I explain) …
Niner Bikes has finally brought all that we've come to love about the steel and aluminum RLT 9 frames, and packaged it into a svelte RDO carbon build with some tweaking of geometry to make this bike earn its Race Day Optimized badge. Jump in and take a deeper look at how this frame expands the horizons of the already vastly adventurous RLT 9 family.
Deep in the serene and isolated mountains of Sun Valley is Idaho’s best gravel cycling event. Ketchum, ID is home to the Wood River, the Copper Basin's towering peaks and rolling grasslands, a regular wild west with purple mountains majesty. It's home to skiing in the winter, and biking in the summer with over 400 miles of singletrack, and every year for the past 4 years it has been the home to Rebecca’s Private Idaho, a 100 mile (or 50 mile) gravel biking/race event that is a test of strength and a show of beauty for cyclists who want to enjoy the ride as much as they push themselves to perform.
Our Custom Collection is a homage to all the beautiful, creative, and inspiring bikes that customers, employees, and friends of Jenson USA build up with handpicked parts, colors, and personalities to match. These bikes occupy a special place in our hearts and minds, and we want to share them with you.
Our Custom Collection is a homage to all the beautiful, creative, and inspiring bikes that customers, employees, and friends of Jenson USA build up with handpicked parts, colors, and personalities to match.