Pro-Tuned Niner Air 9 Carbon RDO Custom Build
Here's a look at the first Niner Air 9 RDO to hit the streets. We're officially the first bike shop in the U.S. (and therefore probably in the world) to get their hands on the much anticipated Air 9 RDO and the one you're seeing here is the limited production Launch Edition Air 9 RDO. She's a beauty.
Now, it's in our nature to pull bikes apart and customize them but we have way too much respect for what Niner has done here to mess with the fundamentals of this limited edition bike. So we kept our modifications simple. We swapped out the WTB saddle for a Fizik Tundra 00, replaced the Shimano Ice Tech rotors with some KCNC Razor rotors, installed a pair of TUNE color-matching skewers, added the Cranks Brothers Eggbeater 11 pedals, and finished it off with some ESI Chunky grips. We feel that a few of the components were arguably too heavy for their intended race application so we made just a few minor tweaks and tried to maintain the integrity and look of Niner's build. Would be a big mistake to touch the RDO cockpit or RaceFace Next crank. The biggest challenge of all was not taking this beast out for a spin. We've kept it in mint condition for one very lucky customer... and this bike has not been claimed yet! We can convert it back to it's stock build upon request.
Crankset: RaceFace NEXT 10-Speed Carbon Crankset