Two exciting new launches came across today from Niner Bikes. For the fifth year in a row, they have created a special IMBA themed bike in support of the non-profit’s mountain bike advocacy efforts. This year’s version is a custom painted version of the brand new ROS 9 Plus – a complete singlespeed 29+ bike with special detailing and exclusive components throughout.
“IMBA is stoked that Niner is continuing its support for mountain bike trails and access through such a creative, visible campaign. The money raised will help fund our national advocacy work, which serves to protect and expand access to local trail systems. We handle D.C. dirt so you can play in the dirt,” says Mark Eller, IMBA Director of Communications “To all the bidders, thank you! And to the winners, enjoy your new rides!” The auction runs 6:30pm, August 14-24. If you are interested in bidding on the bike, head over to ninerbikes.com/imba for details. There are only 9 so act fast!
Available as a complete bike only, the new ROS 9 Plus Fat Bike ($2,999) is ready to shred with short chainstays and big tires (437mm at 9 o’clock BB position). The frame is made with 4130 ChroMoly, which is plenty strong for any task in the dirt. The addition of custom forged 142×12 maxle compatible dropouts in the rear assures you the frame is designed to resist twist under heavy pedal loads, cornering and descending. The frame also features internal and external dropper routing, removable cable guides and custom forged seat and chainstay bridges.
What good is a burly, playful frame without a fork to match? Niner has designed an exclusive taper steerer, ChroMoly, 29 Plus-compatible fork with 15mm thru axle, specifically for the ROS 9 Plus. These features combine for sharpshooter accuracy when cornering and descending. This fork also enhances the uphill experience – the maxle prevents brake rotor rub and the 470mm axle to crown length keeps the front end low so that you can get the best climbing position.
Niner’s popular BioCentral II bottom bracket makes an appearance on the new ride allowing easy ride adjustments in a wide range of gears, while eliminating the need for adjustable dropouts. No bolt on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes. You can fine tune your geometry by rotating the BB to high/low or fore aft settings. In geared mode, the CYA cups can be used to adapt the frame to most of todays bottom bracket standards.
Although the short chain stays and 3.0 tires limit the ROS 9 Plus to 1X only set up, Niner kept the removable High Direct Mount on the seat tube for use with chain guides available for this standard. They also worked with MRP to design mounts for a custom XCG Bash Guard to protect chainrings from rocks, logs and other trail impacts.
Additional components include; Shimano Deore brakes, SRAM 1×11 drivetrain, Niner specified wheelset featuring Stan’s No Tubes Hugo rims (fits up to 29×3.0 tires) and a cock pit that includes the Niner Flat Top Alloy Bar in a 780 width for optimal out of the saddle power and a short trail stem for better descending and cornering position. If you want to throw some suspension on the bike, the new RockShox Bluto fork will work rather well.
Head on over to Niner for more.