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    RLT 9

    Rugged, versatile, attainable

    RLT 9 Aluminum 

    Ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget.

    The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane.

    Adventure awaits... all aboard aluminum

    The RLT 9 maximizes your freedom and access to the Road Less Traveled. With affordable, high performing materials, elegant engineering, and a fully-featured frameset, there’s nothing stopping you from achieving your off road aspirations. There’s no surface that can’t be ridden, no side roads that must be skipped. And best of all, the RLT 9 offers unbeatable value at every level.

    Niner’s 6061 aluminum RLT 9 is welded with hydroformed aluminum tubing. This material is universally praised for affordability and versatility. Before welding, we are careful to shape the tubing to optimize strength, durability, stiffness, all the while keeping it as lightweight as possible.

    The latest version of our vaunted aluminum gravel frame features a new, forged chainstay yoke to improve tire clearance and stiffness. This design leaves us with an elegant and simple multi-talented platform. 

    Fork in the road? No problem with RDO carbon out front
     

    Upfront, the RLT 9 features our all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. It’s made from our famous Race Day Optimized carbon fiber, which is built with a unique process that optimizes complete compaction of the carbon layers under heat and pressure. By maximizing the carbon-to-resin ratio in the finished product, we keep this fork light and stiff while improving compliance over rough surfaces.

    The brake hose is routed internally through a fully sleeved guide tube, which mean no more fishing for wires. Multiple rack, fender, and cargo mounts make light work of heavy loads. The 12x100mm thru-axle and flat mount disc brake attachments are compatible with contemporary components. Finally, for fully off-grid adventures, the new fork features internal wire routing and fitment for a hub dynamo powered light.

    Choose your wheels, choose your adventure

    With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 can accommodate tires as wide as 700x50c. And if you prefer smaller diameter wheels with wider rubber, interchangeability is easy. Simply swap to 650b wheels and fit tires as wide as 2.0.

    Everyone has a different reason for the ride. Durable, affordable aluminum is ideal for a range of rides. Anything is possible - from ripping around campus to a cross-continent cruise, the RLT 9 has it handled. 

    Frame features fit for going farther

    The RLT 9 is made for gravel roads around the world. And if you’re serious about literally riding anywhere in the world, this bike will get you there.

    Multiple mounting points on the frame give you the option to fit bottles, bags, racks, fenders, and frankly, almost any accessory that could be bolted to your bike. Custom bags mounted to the frame won’t require straps, and gear of all sorts can ride along with you.

    Internal cable routing keeps the frame looking tidy. Combined with a PF30 bottom bracket shell, it’s easy to fit a geared or singlespeed drivetrain, and either mechanical or electronic shifting. And if your rides tend to take a turn for the rowdy, there’s even room to fit a dropper post. 

    Room to roam

    Niner RLT gravel bikes have room to fit 700x50c tires (or 650b x 2.0).

    Integrated frame mounts

    So many ways to carry all your adventure gear. 26 threaded mounts to fit custom bags, bottles, racks, fenders, lights, and more.

    Fireroad Geometry

    We designed this bike to keep you comfortable on those long rides. RLT 9 gravel bikes have longer chainstays, lower bottom bracket height and slacker headtube angles.

    Interchangeable wheel size

    The Niner RLT 9 bikes are designed to fit both 700c and 650b wheels, for ultimate versatility and adaptability to suit any adventure.

    Biocentric Bottom Bracket

    Fit any drivetrain, geared or singlespeed. No bolt on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes

    Lifetime Warranty

    We have you covered with warranty service and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, search out a gravel road you’ve always wanted to explore. Read More

    Niner RDO carbon fork

    Custom 12x100mm gravel-tuned RDO carbon fork with rack, fender and bottle mounts, plus internal cable and dynamo routing, perfect for those long hauls.

    Specifications

    Specs coming soon

    Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit pairs with Stan's Grail CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX800 gravel-specific mechanical shifting
    • Stan's NoTubes CB7 carbon wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit pairs with Stan's Grail S1 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX800 gravel-specific mechanical shifting
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Prefer smaller wheels? Add Stan's Crest S1 650b wheels to Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit, Maxxis tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar to get one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX800 gravel-specific mechanical shifting
    • Stan's NoTubes Crest S1 650b wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47Rear tireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    SRAM's standout Rival parts kit mates with Stan's Grail S1 wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar to complete a high performing, outstanding value package.

    • SRAM Rival shifting with Easton cranks.
    • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSRAM RIVAL HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL HRD
    Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
    Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 2SPRear shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 11SP
    Front derailleurSRAM RIVAL YAW WITH CHAIN SPOTTERRear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 22SP
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetSRAM RIVAL 22SP YAW 50X34T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Prefer smaller wheels? Add Stan's Crest S1 to SRAM's Rival parts kit, Easton cranks, Maxxis tires, and an Easton handlebar to get one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • SRAM Rival shifting with Easton cranks.
    • Stan's NoTubes Crest S1 650b wheels
    • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES CREST S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47Rear tireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47
    BrakesSRAM RIVAL HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL HRD
    Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
    Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 2SPRear shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 11SP
    Front derailleurSRAM RIVAL YAW WITH CHAIN SPOTTERRear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 22SP
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetSRAM RIVAL 22SP YAW 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30 ALLOY THREAD TOGETHERSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight

    Shimano's budget-friendly, gravel-specific GRX400 parts kit pairs with Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in a value-priced gravel-grinding package.

    • Shimano GRX400 gravel-specific drivetrain
    • Niner wheels
    • Niner alloy seatpost and alloy stem
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantTUBES
    Front wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 100 X12MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHICRear wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 142X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX400Brake leversSHIMANO GRX400
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG54 10SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX400 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO TIAGRA 4700Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
    CassetteSHIMANO HG500 11-34CranksetSHIMANO TIAGRA RS400 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30>24MMSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsforge grey/orange/teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminum

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