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    RLT 9

    Rugged, versatile, and attainable

    Go ahead, take the road less traveled.

    The RLT 9 rules the domain between pavement and singletrack

    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 gravel line.

    Is it a 29er? A monster-cross machine? A gravel grinder? Yes to all of the above. 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.

    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.

    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. 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.

    Front and Rear Mounts

    So many ways to carry groceries, fishing poles, or office gear. The fork mounts have a holding capacity of 45lbs while you can put 55lbs on the rear rack.

    Fire Road Geometry

    We designed this bike to keep you comfortable, no matter how long your ride is. The RLT 9 has a slightly longer chainstay, lower bottom bracket and slacker headtube angle.

    Choose your wheel size

    The first Niner designed for both 29" and 700C wheels. Pick your wheelset and adventure. Clearance for 700x45c or 650x47c tires.

    Biocentric Bottom Bracket

    No bolt on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes. Go geared or go single!

    Five year warranty

    We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, take that sketchy gravel road you’ve always wanted to explore.

    Custom Niner Fork

    Custom 15mm gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork with rack mid mounts, perfect for those long hauls.

    Specifications

    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsForge Grey/Orange/Teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminumForkNINER FULL CARBON RDO FORK W/RACK MOUNTS, 15MM x 100MM THRU AXLE (M15x1.5Px125L)
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38
    BrakesSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8070 HYDRAULICBrake leversSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 140/140MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 701 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA RX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE THREAD-TOGETHER PF30 TO 24MM ALLOYSaddleNINER 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 weight20.1lbs / 9.1kg**
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsforge grey/orange/teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminumForkNINER FULL CARBON RDO FORK W/RACK MOUNTS, 15MM x 100MM THRU AXLE (M15x1.5Px125L)
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38
    BrakesSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8070 HYDRAULICBrake leversSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 140/140MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 701 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8020 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA RX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
    CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE THREAD-TOGETHER PF30 TO 24MM ALLOYSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight20.8lbs / 9.4kg**
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsforge grey/orange/teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminumForkNINER FULL CARBON RDO FORK W/RACK MOUNTS, 15MM x 100MM THRU AXLE (M15x1.5Px125L)
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
    Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 100X15MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 38
    BrakesSHIMANO 105 R7070 HYDRAULICBrake leversSHIMANO 105 R7020
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO 105 R7020 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO 105 R7020 11SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO 105 R7000Rear derailleurSHIMANO 105 R7000 GS 11SP
    CassetteSHIMANO 105 R7000 11SP 11-32TCranksetSHIMANO 105 R7000 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE THREAD-TOGETHER PF30 TO 24MM ALLOYSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight21.1lbs / 9.6kg**
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsforge grey/orange/teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminumForkNINER FULL CARBON RDO FORK W/RACK MOUNTS, 15MM x 100MM THRU AXLE (M15x1.5Px125L)
    ShockN/ATubes / SealantTUBES
    Front wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 100 X15MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHICRear wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 142X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
    Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 38Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 38
    BrakesSHIMANO TIAGRA RS405 HYDRAULICBrake leversSHIMANO TIAGRA RS405
    Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG54 10SP
    Front shifterSHIMANO TIAGRA RS405 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO TIAGRA RS405 10SP
    Front derailleurSHIMANO TIAGRA 4700Rear derailleurSHIMANO TIAGRA 4700 10SP
    CassetteSHIMANO HG500 11-34CranksetSHIMANO TIAGRA RS400 50X34T
    Bottom bracketPRESTINE THREAD-TOGETHER PF30 TO 24MM ALLOYSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CR-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
    SeatpostNINER ALLOY SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
    StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
    GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight23.1lbs / 10.5kg**
    Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsforge grey/orange/teal
    FrameNiner hydroformed and welded aluminum

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