Niner launches aluminum version of RIP trail bike

By Stephen Frothingham

Ft. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is rolling out a budget-friendly aluminum model of its recently-launched and redesigned RIP trail bike.

The 150mm-travel aluminum frame is offered in two complete bike builds.

“It is no secret that modern-day mountain bikes, when made with carbon fiber, cost a fortune. With our recently-launched RIP, we didn’t want budget-minded customers to miss out on this amazing and capable bike, so going aluminum simply had to happen,” said Niner’s president, Mike Gahn.

The aluminum RIP is offered with either 29-inch or 27.5-plus wheel sizes. Both wheel option bikes are built with a Shimano SLX drivetrain and priced at either $3,500 or $3,800, respectively. The 29er version has a 160mm travel fork; the 27.5-plus iteration has a 170mm travel fork.