Sneak Peek: Niner to Take on 29+ with new ROS Plus
The official details haven’t been released, but it was hard to miss the new Niner ROS Plus that was displaying Stan’s new Hugo rims. We’re told that the Niner 29+ project was a big motivator for Stan’s to enter into the fatter rim market which looks like it will be growing thanks to new options for rims and tires. The bright green monster at first glance resembles the skinnier brother, the Niner ROS, but this new bike promises to Ride Over Stuff plus. Or something.
Check out a few of the details, next…
Obviously, the ROS Plus will be marketed as a 29+ which makes room for tires like the Surly Knard 29×3″ tire. With recently announced additions to the category from Maxxis and Vee Tire Co, much like fat bikes the options are rapidly expanding. It will be interesting to see where the category goes since you can always run standard 29″ wheels and tires in addition to 29+
Built with a 4130 Chromoly frame with likely similar geometry to the standard ROS, the ROS Plus has thru axles front and rear.
Other noticeable details include Niner’s Biocentric II EBB, internal dropper post routing, 44mm head tube, a removable front derailleur mount, and plenty of tire clearance. We threw the bike on the scale with the ROS Plus just barely over 27 lbs with a carbon bar, post, X01 group, and the new Stan’s Hugo rims. More details when we get them.