Life is complicated enough from nine to five, what you do in your off hours should be simple – it’s time to hit the trail on the new JET 9. Enter your first mountain bike race, visit that MTB mecca or just crush souls on the after-work ride. It’s the simple action of “doing” that’s important and that is why we created the new JET 9.
Serious good looks, lighter weight, more CVA travel, the JET 9 has all the technical refinements that define an XC dominator. Carbon wonderbikes are great, but you’ll appreciate the new technologies that we utilize in our alloy frames, too. They are dream bikes within reach – Airformed alloy with as many custom details as our RDO line, something you can log big miles on, day in and out. Sound like a bike that you might want in the garage? Yeah, us too.
XC FULL SUSPENSION
The Niner that loves putting the pedal to the metal – The JET 9 is for riders who like to get there sooner or ride just a bit further. With over 30 glowing media reviews for ride quality and handling - the new JET 9 takes these characteristics and ups the ante with increased travel, a 142x12mm rear end and airformed aluminum alloy tubes that redefine performance and reduce frame weight.
The JET 9 features Niner’s patented CVA suspension (U.S. Patent No. 7,934,739) and delivers 100mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA RockShox Monarch RT3 HV shock. For those seeking the technical advantages of 29” wheels combined with pedaling efficiency across all chainring combinations (not just the middle ring), CVA™ is the front-runner. The result? A faster, smoother ride up and down the trail.
To achieve maximum efficiency you need predictability, balance and nimble handling. Niner is the company that helped make fun and fast 29ers a reality. Climbing or descending, the geometry of the JET 9 is tuned to keep you in control and ready to conquer new terrain at every turn. The JET 9 is intended for 100 to 120mm forks, allowing riders to further fine tune the ride.
At just 6.3lbs for a medium frame, the new JET 9 sheds almost a pound over the last model. To achieve this reduction and actually increase strength we looked beyond traditional hydroforming. Shaping the frame tubes with compressed air in a heated mold gives us greater control over wall thickness and material uniformity, allowing the use of less metal. Tubes that are manipulated using this process can be up to 25% lighter than a similar hydroformed shape at the same strength.
The increased surface area of a tapered headtube allows for a larger downtube, increasing strength and rigidity at this critical intersection. Tapered fork steerer tubes measurably reduce fork deflection, which means your Niner tracks straight and true. The full spectrum of riders from XC racers to All Mountain shredders benefit from these features which is why we incorporate the technology in all our frames.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
From the head tube to the rear axle, we looked at every single detail and asked “can it be done better?” We’ve revised the shapes of the forged yokes and attachments, subjecting them to mechanical and real world testing to ensure they’re as light and strong as possible. New linkage shapes increase strength and stiffness and shed a few more grams, the lower link has a pronounced asymetrical form to increase chainstay clearance. Saving weight doesn’t mean skimping - pivots are still outfitted with Enduro Max full complement sealed cartridge bearings for smooth, friction-free suspension.