The stable and successful middle child in Niner’s AIR 9 family, the AIR 9 Carbon delivers race-bred speed and handling while leaving some cash in your pocket to buy dinner for the friends you embarrassed on race day. Using a slightly simpler carbon layup and material, the AIR 9 Carbon benefits from the same extensive refinement and testing that went into the AIR 9 RDO. The result is a slight difference in weight but the same fast, responsive ride you expect from Niner. The rigid sides of the down and top tubes maximize torsional stiffness, while the flat sections on each tube act as leaf springs for a buttery-smooth ride. Combine these elements with Niner’s proven 29er geometry, and you have a race machine that’s ready for the abuse of everyday riding.
The AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star delivers pro-level function at a price that leaves money for your race entry fees. RockShox keeps your front end locked on your line with 120mm of course-taming travel thanks to a Reba RL Solo Air fork. That extra control makes room for more consistent power transfer, which is deftly handled by Shimano’s XT 2 x 11-speed drivetrain, offering a vast range of gears to efficiently climb, descend, and scorch the flats of any trail. This drivetrain is paired with a set of XT brakes and Ice-Tech pads and rotors for precise, controlled braking you can count on to skirt tire lockup and carry as much speed as possible. Give your inner champion the tools to take the win on the AIR 9 Carbon 3-Star.
|Frame||AIR 9 Carbon, 142 x 12mm through-axle|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL Solo Air 120mm-travel, 110 x 15mm through-axle|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon SC, Front: 29 x 2.35, Rear 29 x 2.20|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT M8000 11-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XT, 11-speed: 11-42|
|Shifters||Shimano XT I-Spec II|
|Handlebars||Niner Flat Top, carbon|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT M8000|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000 180/160mm Ice-Tech rotors|
|Saddle||Niner Custom, chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||Niner carbon, 400mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Gunmetal/Niner Green / Small||00036221602242||03-622-16-02-24|
|Gunmetal/Niner Green / Medium||00036221603249||03-622-16-03-24|
|Gunmetal/Niner Green / Large||00036221604246||03-622-16-04-24|
|Gunmetal/Niner Green / X-Large||00036221605243||03-622-16-05-24|
|Arctic White/Licorice / Small||00036221606240||03-622-16-06-24|
|Arctic White/Licorice / Medium||00036221602303||03-622-16-02-30|
|Arctic White/Licorice / Large||00036221603300||03-622-16-03-30|
|Arctic White/Licorice / X-Large||00036221604307||03-622-16-04-30|