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The RKT 9 RDO is intended to do one thing very well ‚Äì fly. All stops were pulled to create the most efficient full suspension race-worthy short travel sled. The frame is constructed using our RDO Carbon Compaction technology_ which utilizes highly resilient fibers to provide front and rear triangles that are incredibly lightweight and durable. Punish it on daylong epics and be amazed ‚Äì it will keep coming back for more despite its featherweight feel.
Our patented CVA linkage design allows for pedal forces to operate independently of rear wheel travel_ providing every ounce of the rider‚Äôs hard-earned energy a clear path to the pedals_ and after extensive testing_ our engineers optimized the linkage and bearings to produce the lightest_ stiffest version of CVA to date. No detail was overlooked.
A 73MM PF30 BB provides compatibility with the latest 1x and more conventional multiple ring drivetrain configurations and can be adapted to a threaded bottom bracket via adaptors. Frame sizes medium and larger have water bottle mounts on both the underside of the down tube and within the front triangle allowing for ample hydration during longer marathon-style endurance events. When the racing gets rough_ the frame finds protection behind titanium frame plates which guard against the potential of a dropped chain_ while clear protective decals add impact resistance to common rock-strike and high-abuse areas.
The RKT‚Äôs 439mm chainstay length provides the perfect balance of acceleration_ climbing traction and the ability to carve up the racetrack. The RKT is the first Niner to feature Boost 148mm x 12mm rear spacing and has clearance for up to 2.4‚Äù tires. This feature allows for a wider spoke interface and an overall stiffer wheel and swingarm combo_ enabling you to confidently maintain line selection in the roughest conditions.
Designed around racing performance_ the RKT achieves the lowest standover height of any bike in our line up. This low standover height allows the bike to be leaned further to tackle tight corners and switchbacks_ and delivers a truly nimble_ race-ready ride.