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    RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    RLT 9

    Rugged, versatile, attainable, in 650b style

    RLT 9 Aluminum 

    Ride beyond the city limits, on 650b wheels, 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.

    Frame for RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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. 

    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

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

    Up front, 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.

    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    Choose your wheels, choose your adventure

    With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 can accommodate tires as wide as 650bx2.0. And if you prefer larger diameter wheels with narrower rubber, interchangeability is easy. Simply swap to 700c wheels and fit tires as wide as 50c.

    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. 

    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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. 

    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    Room to roam

    Niner RLT gravel bikes have room to fit 700x50c tires (or 650b x 2.0).
    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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.
    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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.
    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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.
    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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
    close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike

    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

    Pair smaller 650b wheels with your 4-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x kit. Adding DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 650b wheels to our GRX800 1x parts kit gives one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

    • Shimano GRX800 1x chainring drivetrain
    • DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels, 650b
    • Niner RDO 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 wheelDT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 650B, 100X12MMRear wheelDT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 650B, 148X12MM
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE BITE EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 650X50Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE BITE EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 650X50
    BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 Rear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO XT M8000 11SP 11-42TCranksetEASTON EC90 CARBON 40T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH Ti RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER RDO CARBON, 400MMHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER RDO CARBON HeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight21.2 lbs

    Prefer smaller wheels? The 650b wheels on our 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 kit supply a svelte, simple, and sturdy build. 

    • SRAM Rival 1 shifting with Easton cranks.
    • DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 650b wheels
    • Easton EA90 alloy single-chainring cranks
    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 wheelDT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 650b, 100X12MM Rear wheelDT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 650b, 142X12MM 
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE BITE EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 650X50Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE BITE EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 650X50
    BrakesSRAM RIVAL 1 HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL 1 HRD
    Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
    Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRDRear shifterSRAM RIVAL 1 HRD 11SP
    Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 1 LONG CAGE
    CassetteSRAM - PG 1130 11-42TCranksetEASTON EA90 40T
    Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON, 400MMHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER ALLOYHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight21.1 lbs
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsFORGE GREY/SKYE BLUE
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminum

    We make every effort to publish accurate build specs, however Niner Bikes reserves the right to make substitutions or changes to bike assembly specification at any time without notice or warning. Published approximate weights are for size medium (53cm) and may vary by +/- 5% due to manufacturing tolerances.

    Tech specs for the close up on the RLT 9 RDO Gravel Bike
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