Niner RLT 9

£949.00

Overview

We at Niner are big fans of the Road Less Traveled. Making independent choices is how we were founded and is how we approach the future. It is with this philosophy that we created our newest effort.

Is it a 29er? A monster-cross machine? A gravel ginder? YES. Whether you ride drop bars or flats, skinny tires or something a bit more rotund, it all depends on where you want to go. The RLT 9 doesn't define you by where you have been, but encourages you to become someone new, to take the left turn and to leave the constraints of the yellow lines behind.

Description

RLT 9

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 terrain is uncertain but 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 comfort and low weight. Proprietary forged dropouts are designed to reduce weight and integrate the low-profile post brake mount with the chainstay. 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.

Niner Carbon Fork

Niner makes the best off road rigid forks in the world 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.

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 set up and low maintenance, and when you’re ready, we’ve integrated Di2 compatibility with a seat post wiring port.

Biocentric 30

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.

Fire Road Geometry

Slightly longer CS, lower BB, Slacker HT angle are ideal for a stable ride on the rockiest of roads and still capable of winning a proper cross or 2 for the privateer.

How Do You Decide - RLT 9 vs BSB 9?

Niner’s RLT and BSB offer different advantages to riders

The BSB is a born and bred cyclocross racing machine for riders seeking every advantage. The ultra light carbon frame is pared down to the basics to keep the weight down - even the paint is minimal. The steep headtube angle is specific to the tight corners and precision handling required to race at the highest level. The Bottom Bracket height is specific to crank length for better clearance on off camber course features and the very short 425mm chainstays are made for tight corners and sprint finishes. The Niner RDO Cyclocross Fork features a 15mm thru axle for best steering input.

The RLT 9 is designed as the Swiss Army Knife of off road drop bar bikes - commute on Monday, race on Saturday and make Sunday your day to wander the backroads. The hydroformed alloy frame is designed to reduce vibration and provide efficiency. The slacker headtube, lower bottom bracket and longer (435mm) chainstays combine for a stable machine perfect for long haul rides. The 1.75” tire clearance means that if you have the chops to ride drop bars on trail, you’ve got a bike that is capable. The Niner Carbon Gravel Grinder fork features QR drop outs and rack and fender mounts for maximum versatility.

Technical Information

  • Niner’s first All-Road Mountain Bike rules the domain between pavement and singletrack
  • Custom gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork shares DNA and safety testing standards with our legendary MTB version
  • Fire road geometry – slightly longer CS, lower BB and slacker HT angle
  • Low profile disc brake post mount
  • PF 30 BB shell is geared or singlespeed compatible with the new Niner BioCentric 30
  • Hydroformed Aluminum alloy frame is light, efficient and beautiful
  • 135 x QR rear spacing
  • 68mm Press Fit 30 BB width
  • Press Fit 30 adaptable to threaded via adaptors
  • Compatible with Biocentric 30 for single speed use
  • Integrated rack/fender mounts
  • 27.2mm seat post, 400mm recomended
  • 31.8mm seat collar
  • 34.9mm high mount front derailleur, bottom pull
  • 1.125" - 1.5" Tapered headtube with integrated (Campy Style) headset (Headset included) Crane Creek standard description IS42/28 IS52/40
  • Disc brake only - 160mm max rotor size
  • All sizes have two inner triangle bottle mounts
  • Can fit up to 1.75" tyre (tyre sizes may vary between mrands, some tyres may not fit)
  • Compatible with 2X and 3X chainring systems

Complete 2 Star 105 Bike

Forks Niner Full Carbon Fork, Q/R 9MM
Wheels Niner Alloy Wheel, Gray Niner Graphic, Q/R 9MM Front, Q/R 135MM Rear
Tyres Schwalbe Sammy Slick RG, Folding, 700 X 35
Brakes And Rotors SRAM BB5R, 160/140MM G2 Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Rear Shifter Shimano 105 11sp
Front Shifter Shimano 105 2sp
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 11sp
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 34.9 Clamp
Cassette Shimano 105 11sp 11-32T
Chain Shimano 105 11sp
Crank Set FSA Gossamer 46x36T
Bottom Bracket FSA PF30
Saddle Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post Niner Alloy Seat Post, 400MM, Red Niner Graphic
Handle Bar Niner Drop Top Alloy, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Alloy Stem, Red Niner Graphic
 Grips Niner Bar Tape

 Complete 3 Star Rival Hydro Disc Bike

Forks Niner Full Carbon Fork, Q/R 9MM
Wheels Niner CX Alloy, Q/R 9MM Front, Q/R 135MM Rear, Niner Graphic
Tyres Schwalbe Sammy Slick RG, Folding, 700 X 35c
Brakes And Rotors SRAM HRD Rival with 160/140mm Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM HRD Rival
Rear Shifter SRAM HRD Rival 11sp
Front Shifter SRAM HRD Rival 2sp
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 22sp
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival YAW with Chain Spotter
Cassette SRAM PG 1130 11sp 11-32T
Chain SRAM PC 1130 11sp
Crank Set SRAM Rival 22sp YAW 46x36T
Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30
Saddle Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post Niner Carbon Seat Post, 400MM, Red Niner Graphic
Handle Bar Niner Drop Top Alloy, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Alloy Stem, Red Niner Graphic
 Grips Niner Bar Tape

Complete 4 Star CX1

Forks Niner Full Carbon Fork, Q/R 9MM
Wheels Stan's Notubes 3.30/ZTR Grail, 15MM Front, Q/R 135MM Rear
Tyres Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo, Folding, 700 X 33
Brakes And Rotors SRAM HRD Force CX1 with 160/140mm Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM HRD Force CX1
Rear Shifter SRAM HRD Force CX1 11sp
Front Shifter SRAM HRD Force CX1
Rear Derailleur SRAM HRD Force CX1 11sp
Front Derailleur N/A
Cassette SRAM PG 1170 11sp 11-32T
Chain SRAM PC 1170 11sp
Crank Set SRAM Force CX1 42T
Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30
Saddle Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post Niner Carbon Seat Post, 400MM, Red Niner Graphic
Handle Bar Niner Drop Top Alloy, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Alloy Stem, Red Niner Graphic
 Grips Niner Bar Tape

4 Star Ultegra Hydro

Forks Niner Full Carbon Fork, Q/R 9MM
Wheels Stan's Notubes 3.30/ZTR Grail, 15MM Front, Q/R 135MM Rear
Tyres Schwalbe Sammy Slick RG, Folding, 700 X 35
Brakes And Rotors Shimano RS785 Hydraulic with 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano RS685
Rear Shifter Shimano RS685 11sp
Front Shifter Shimano RS685 2sp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra GS 11sp
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Cassette Shimano 105 11sp 11-32T
Chain Shimano 105 11s
Crank Set Shimano Ultegra 46x36T
Bottom Bracket Shimano BBR60
Saddle Niner Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, Niner Graphic
Seat Post Niner Carbon Seat Post, 400MM, Red Niner Graphic
Handle Bar Niner Drop Top Alloy, Red Niner Graphic
Stem Niner Alloy Stem, Red Niner Graphic
 Grips Niner Bar Tape

 

Geometry & Sizes

Stage 1 Cycle Benefits

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