Niner Air which had earlier released its 9 carbon bicycle, has now decided to bring in its lighter cousin in the form of the Air 9 RDO, which will not only be much lighter in weight, but will sport new body graphics, giving it a sportier feel. When this special edition is compared to the Colnago’s Anniversary edition cycle or the Travelteq X Cicqli bike, this cycle brings in a different flavour in aesthetics which we are sure would strike a chord with the sports bikers out there. And it also should have everyone urgently looking for one, as there are only 50 of these available in the market, priced at $6,199 each.
Metted out in Licorice black or Niner Green, these cycles will some distinct difference from its earlier version. The lighter PressFit BB30 kit is the main component. Others include the full carbon fibre tapered head tube which has been given a new alloy badge, the newly positioned brake mount, custom painted RockShox XX SID fork, the American Classic Race 20 wheels, and even Race Face Carbon cranks, which come into use especially on rough terrain. Other notable parts would include the Shimano XTR M988 braking system, the Shimano XTR M985 derailleur, PF30 bottom adapter bracket which makes handling much more easily this time around.
Those who would be willing to spare out the extra cash for this bike, would be availing the 5-year warranty that comes with all the carbon components of the company. But being from a high end brand, they ought to last even longer until something nasty happens to the bike. Also, if there isn’t enough cash in the kitty to buy the limited edition cycle, one could perhaps look for a frame kit, which would retail for around $2,099. But all of this is getting on the market from March onwards. Till then, happy waiting!