Is this the world’s first full suspension gravel bike?

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/NINER_EUROBIKE-15a5368.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-406873 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Niner gravel bike" title="Niner gravel bike" /> <p><iframe title="The World's First Full Suspension Gravel Bike | Niner's MCR 9 RDO" width="960" height="540" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iZbxGcAk3DA?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
<p>We recently caught up with<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/brand/niner/"> Niner</a> at<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/events/eurobike/"> Eurobike 2019</a>, where it walked us through a few of the models in its 2020 gravel bike range – which includes what is possibly the world’s first full suspension gravel bike.</p>
<p>Nicknamed the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, the MCR 9 RDO is, as you might expect, a pretty wild looking bike all things considered. It looks a lot like a mountain bike, in fact. But Niner told us it has gravel-specific geometry, so it’s not simply a MTB with drop bars.</p>
<p>We were lucky enough to get eyes on one<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/niner-mcr-9-rdo-gravel-bike/"> earlier this year</a>, but it’s now <a href="https://ninerbikes.com/pages/the-mcr-9-rdo">available to buy</a>.</p>
<p>Niner also talked us through its 2020<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/routes-and-rides/riding-the-ramble-on-a-niner-rlt-9-steel/"> RLT 9</a> series gravel bikes. There are three models – one carbon, one steel and one aluminium – so there’s something for all tastes it would seem.</p>
<p>Check out the video above for all the juicy details.</p>
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