Looking to make your race hardtail a bit lighter without the accompanying weight drop to your wallet? The Niner Air9 RDO has just dropped to $1,799 retail, down from $2,099. That’s for the frame only, in either Niner Green or Arctic White, as shown. The Air 9 Carbon is still $1,399, but the extra 400 beans gives you a frame that’s about a half pound lighter and laid up a little stiffer and racier.
At the moment, Niner’s rep says this doesn’t mean anything new’s in the pipeline to replace it, they’re just making it easier for racers to upgrade their bike. We’re waiting to hear back if complete bikes also see a price drop and will update when we do.