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Niner - RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Gravel Bike - 2019

Niner RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Gravel Bike - 2019

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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    RDO carbon fiber
    Fork:
    Niner RDO, with rack mounts
    Headset:
    Niner integrated IS42/IS52
    Shifters:
    Shimano Tiagra RS405
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Tiagra 4700
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Tiagra 4700, 10 speed
    Crankset:
    50 x 34t, Shimano Tiagra RS400
    Bottom Bracket:
    PF30 to Shimano
    Cassette:
    11-34t Shimano HG500
    Chain:
    Shimano HG54, 10 speed
    Brakeset:
    Shimano Tiagra RS405 hydraulic
    Brake Type:
    hydraulic disc
    Rotors:
    Shimano RT54 CL, 160mm
    Handlebar:
    Easton EA50 AX
    Bar Tape:
    Niner
    Stem:
    Niner alloy
    Saddle:
    Niner custom, CrMo rails
    Seatpost:
    Niner Alloy, 400mm
    Wheelset:
    Niner CX Alloy
    Front Axle:
    100 x 15mm
    Rear Axle:
    142 x 12mm
    Tires:
    Schwalbe G-One Performance
    Tire Size:
    700c x 38mm
    Pedals:
    not included
    Recommended Use:
    gravel
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    5 years on frame

    Appease your appetite for adventure.

    While your buddies may have dreams of the peloton, or charging into rock gardens, your dream is a little less typical. Instead of speed and power, you're more of an adventurer, craving dusty roads that seldom see more than wildlife and ranchers, pushing over mountain passes to explore lakes that the rest of the world seems to have forgotten about. The trick to this, of course, is having the right tools to get you there, and since a full-suspension mountain rig is heavy and cumbersome on the climbs, and road machines flex under the weight of panniers and gravel, Niner offers the perfect solution: the RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Complete Bike. This gravel-hungry machine packs you up with mounts for tossing on racks and cages galore, and offers tire clearance to keep you floating down dirt and gravel alike.

    As expected from an RLT (short for Road Less Traveled), this bike is a bit slacker, longer, and lower than its 'cross-specific cousin, Niner's BSB 9, but also sees a few tweaks compared to its aluminum and steel RLT siblings that imbue it with slightly snappier handling without sacrificing comfort. Shorter stays tighten up the rear triangle and work in tandem with a lower bottom bracket for a confidently responsive ride experience. This combination lends the RLT more stability and comfort over rough roads while still maintaining the agility to rocket out of turns and carve loose, sketchy descents. Integrated rack and fender mounts on the frame and fork provide a versatile array of setup options, and the replaceable hanger means that even if you take a less than graceful, drive-side, derailleur compromising dive, your RLT will live to roll another day.

    Niner uses its Race Day Optimized Carbon Compaction System to mold this RLT's frame, fine tuning the placement of carbon and eliminating any material that doesn't contribute to the frame's structural soundness and ride quality. To further enhance the smooth ride, the RLT has a 27.2mm diameter seatpost, which adds an element of give to absorb bumps and chatter so you won’t be getting beat up as much as you’d expect, especially on washboard roads. While Niner's builds spec the RLT 9 RDO with 35mm tires, it has clearance to run tires up to 40mm so you can choose a balance between rolling speed and plush comfort to best meet your riding style and requirements.

    • A carbon ride for diving into your wildest dreams
    • Endurance geometry combines comfort and responsiveness
    • Enjoy light weight and stiffness thanks to RDO carbon
    • Boost stiffness with thru-axles for a snappy ride
    • Rack mounts on stays and fork prepare you for bikepacking
    • Shimano's Tiagra groupset keeps the bike in a budget-friendly spot

    Gravel All-Star

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This bike is FUN. It's stiff and responsive, but doesn't end up being too harsh, the RDO carbon gives an excellent mix of stiffness and compliance. I rode this bike with an Ultegra drivetrain set up and would definitely recommend building it out with the same one. If you want to find yourself on the "roads" less traveled and also HAUL this is the bike for you.

    The only bike you need

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been riding this bike for over 4 months now and it is super fun on the road, gravel and single track. The frame is light and has a good balance of stiffness and compliance to provide a fun but not too harsh ride. I have the bike with the Apex1 set up (1x11) that is the only part I would change. The 2x11 set up would be better as the gaps between gears is too large.

    This bike can handle anything you thrown at it. I have taken this down enduro type descents and it is unscathed.

    been trying to decide between this and a Hakka, Bombtrack Hook EXT-C and a Salsa Warbird. I love that there is room for 700x 50s, or 650b, like the others in this line up but with the greatest clearance. I love the 2x option. but don't love the press fit. only Hakka and Hook have the T47 threaded BB I like but I have to build them up myself to get them exactly how I want.

    Niner

    RLT 9 RDO
     

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    Effective Top Tube

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    Stand Over

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    Seat Tube Angle

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    Wheelbase
    47cm 43cm   51cm 53.5cm 36.2cm 69.3cm 10.5cm 70o 74.5o   7.5cm 43cm 100cm
    50cm 46cm   52.5cm 55.6cm 36.6cm 73.1cm 12.5cm 70.5o 74o   7.5cm 43cm 100.7cm
    53cm 49cm   54.5cm 57.7cm 37.4cm 75.4cm 14.5cm 71o 73.5o   7.5cm 43cm 101.7cm
    56cm 52cm   56.5cm 59.2cm 38.4cm 78cm 16.5cm 71.5o 73o   7cm 43cm 103cm
    59cm 55cm   58.5cm 61.3cm 39.8cm 80.4cm 18.5cm 72o 73o   7cm 43cm 104.5cm
    62cm 58cm   60.5cm 63.4cm 40.5cm 82.7cm 20.5cm 72.5o 72.5o   7cm 43cm 105.4cm