Niner Bikes continues commitment to trail advocacy with IMBA auctions

Eight Jet 9 RDO frameset up for grabs - all proceeds go to trail advocacy

In the market for a new mountain bike? Want to do your part to support mountain bike trail advocacy? If so, you’re in luck.

For the fourth time, Niner Bikes is auctioning off a handful of framesets decked out in custom paint schemes to benefit the International Mountain Bike Association, which works to promote mountain bike trail development, access and advocacy around the world.

This year Niner is stepping up and offering eight Jet 9 RDO frames, each with a painted to match Rock Shox Sid XX fork, to the highest bidders. 

Niner expects the allure of its top of the line 4-inch carbon framesets, valued at US$3,770 each, will make this its most successful IMBA auction to date. The company hopes to raise more than US$30,000 for IMBA this year.

All proceedes from the auction go to the international mountain biking association: all proceedes from the auction go to the international mountain biking association
Eight custom painted Jet 9 RDO framesets, in sizes XS through XL, are up for auction

“We can’t wait to see the final results. The money raised will directly benefit our trail building and advocacy programs," said Rod Judd, IMBA’s membership manager.

The eight frames will be auctioned off in two groups of four. The first round of auctions is now live, with auction management courtesy of The Pro’s Closet, and will run through May 12. The second round will run from May 13-23. These auctions are available globally, with reasonable flat rate shipping.

Riders interested in bidding on the Special Edition IMBA framesets can visit for complete details.

To learn more about IMBA and its mission, visit

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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