We spotted these at Eurobike, and now Niner’s given us weights and details about their new RDO 15mm thru-axle carbon rigid fork and RDO carbon seatpost.
The former takes their lustworthy rigid fork and gives it a 15mm thru axle dropout and fresh graphics. It’s disc only, good for up to a 185mm rotor and comes in their entire swatch book of Niner colors. Well, except fridge green. Claimed weight is 570g on it’s own and 630g with the Maxle inserted. Numbers: 470mm axle-to-crown and 45mm rake.
The RDO fork has no rider weight limit and carries their same C5 warranty. It’ll retail for $549 with Maxle Lite and starts shipping in limited quantities in about five weeks. They expect more substantial stock in December. First come, first served.
Click any pic to enlarge. Colors (L to R) are: Kermit Green, Licorice, Nude, Moondust, Vana, Tang, Tamale.
The new RDO seatpost is a full monocoque design with no bonded parts. This brings the weight down to 210-220g depending on diameter. It’s designed with what they’re calling “Unstiff Carbon Layup” and internal shaping to dissipate vibration and provide fore-aft flex. They say it gives more than other carbon posts for a mini-suspension effect that’s just as at home on singlespeeds as on full suspension bikes.
It’s a standard 2-bolt clamp with zero offset. Available in 27.2×400, 30.9×370 and 31.6×400 for $199. Starts shipping worldwide in four weeks.
The first run of the redesigned One 9 in black anodized ships to US and International dealers in 2 weeks. The Tang/Black Licorice One 9 ships to dealers in 5 weeks. MSRP $899 w/ EBB.