Go ahead, take the road less traveled.
The RLT 9 rules the domain between pavement and singletrack
Defined only by the road ahead
The first Niner designed for both 29 and 700C wheels. Run narrower wheels and tires for brief journeys away from the beaten path, try something bigger for places where the terrain is uncertain. But rest assured, whatever your wheel choice, adventure is guaranteed.
Hydroformed tubing and construction details
Designed with a tube set similar to the proven AIR 9, the RLT 9’s tube shapes are shaped to meet Niner’s ride quality standards. Even riders who prefer the company of saguaros to the cacophony of crowds appreciate the comfort and low weight of this alloy bike. Proprietary forged dropouts are designed to reduce weight and integrate the low-profile post brake mount with the chainstay. The RLT 9’s 27.2mm seatpost reduces road vibrations on gravel or chip seal roads and reduces body fatigue on all-day rides. When paired with the RDO Seatpost (designed for twice the flex of traditional carbon posts), fatigue is reduced even further. Go ahead, add on those extra miles to your big ride. The only thing that will stop you now is the limitations of your fitness. But, we heard that the more you ride, the more you’ll ride.
Niner carbon fork
Niner makes the best off-road rigid forks and now we bring this experience to dirt roads everywhere. The RLT 9 frameset continues our award-winning ways with a full carbon, gravel-tuned and custom painted Niner Carbon Fork. All Niner forks and frames are tested to mountain bike safety standards, so you can rest assured that it can handle even the roughest of roads.
Internal cable routing
Full cable housing keeps the grit out of your shifting system in the nastiest conditions. Cables enter the down tube behind the head tube and exit below the BB for easy setup and low maintenance, and when you’re ready to upgrade components, we’ve integrated Di2 compatibility with a seatpost wiring port.
The standard PF30 bottom bracket shell offers both geared and single speed compatibility using the new BioCentric 30. Sometimes simplicity is the key to a triumphant journey, sometimes you need a bit of help from your (granny gear) friends. We’ll leave the gearing debate up to you.
Fire road geometry
Comfort is essential on those long, bumpy rides. The RLT 9’s slightly longer chainstay, lower bottom bracket, and slacker headtube angle are ideal for a stable ride on the rockiest of roads and still capable of winning a proper cross race or two for the privateer.