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. And it’s updated for the new season with a few design tweaks and color change.
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.
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.
RLT 9 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Hydroformed aluminum frame
Revised geometry to improve stand over
Accepts up to a 1.75″ tire
Flat mount disc brake compatible
Singlespeed compatible with Biocentric 30 (Sold separately.)
Frame and fork mounts
WHY Niner’s first All-Road Mountain Bike rules the domain between pavement and singletrack:
Custom 15mm gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork with rack mid mounts, shares DNA and safety testing standards with our legendary MTB version
Fork mounts: 45lbs weight limit
Rear rack: 55lbs weight limit
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
142×12 rear spacing
68MM PF30 BB SHELL (ADAPTORS REQUIRED FOR BSA TYPE BBS)
COMPATIBLE WITH BIOCENTRIC 30 FOR SINGLESPEED USE
INTERNAL SHIFTER ROUTING PORTS ARE READY FOR DI2 AND SEAT POST BATTERY ROUTING
FRONT FENDER AND REAR RACK/FENDER MOUNTS
27.2 SEAT POST, 400MM LENGTH RECOMMENDED
31.8 SEAT COLLAR
1.125″ X 1.5″ TAPERED INTEGRATED (CAMPY STYLE) HEAD TUBE, HEADSET INCLUDED, CANE CREEK DESCRIPTION: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
POST MOUNT DISC BRAKE ONLY – 160MM MAX ROTOR SIZE
142 X 12 REAR SPACING
ALL SIZES HAVE 2 INNER TRIANGLE BOTTLE MOUNTS
CAN FIT UP TO A 1.75 TIRE (TIRE SIZES VARY BY BRAND, SOME TIRES MAY NOT FIT)
COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD 2X AND 3X SYSTEMS