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Niner RLT 2-Star Complete Bike - 2014

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Description

Beyond categories.

The Niner RLT 2-Star Complete Road Bike could be described by any number of niche categories, but we prefer to simply call it a workhorse. It’s not a race bike, although with a powerful motor it wouldn’t stop you from putting up solid results in a road race if you pinned on a number. It’s not really a ‘cross bike, but it’ll do fast laps around a grass track without complaint. In many ways, it’s the road bike that a number of us have been waiting for all along — namely a bike for any road, any time, any way you like.

If you’re looking at the RLT and getting déjà vu, don’t worry, it may be because the tubeset borrows heavily from the one used on Niner’s aluminum AIR 9 frame. The tapered head tube accommodates a matching tapered fork, which is unsurprisingly similar to Niner’s beloved RDO mountain fork. Forged 135x9mm dropouts provide a solid mount for the rear wheel, with a post-style brake mount that accommodates a 140mm rotor, or a 160mm option with an adapter. The dropouts have integrated rack and fender mounts, which only add to your setup options. The burly replaceable hanger means that even if a catastrophic derailleur-related incident ends your ride, your RLT will live to roll another day.

The hydroformed tubes are designed to neutralize chatter, helping the RLT to maintain a smooth ride. Additionally, it makes the frame much stronger than it would be had round tubes been employed. And to enhance the smooth ride, the RLT has a 27.2mm diameter seat tube. The smaller diameter makes for a more forgiving post, which means that you won’t be getting beat up as much as you’d expect, especially on washboard roads.

The 2-Star build consists primarily of a Shimano build kit, with the 105 groupset supplying the shifters and rear derailleur, while the cassette and front derailleur are Tiagra level. The exception is the SRAM S350 crankset, with a 36/46T spread. Niner supplies the tapered carbon fiber fork, wheelset, handlebar, stem, and aluminum seatpost, which is crowned with a WTB Volt saddle. And Schwalbe supplies the tires, with the Sammy Slick 700x35 keeping you rolling. Naturally, there’s room for bigger tires should your riding warrant it, and it’ll also accommodate smaller, faster-rolling rubber if you prefer.

The Niner RLT 9 2-Star Complete Road Bike is available in six sizes, from 47cm to 62cm, and in the colors Industry Grey and Mint.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Fork:
Niner RLT
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
Cane Creek
Shifters:
Shimano 105
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano 105
Crankset:
36 / 46 T SRAM S350
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM PF30
Pedals:
not included
Cassette:
Shimnao Tiagra 10-spd
Chain:
Shimano 105
Brake Levers:
Shimano 105
Brake Calipers:
Avid BB5 Road
Rotors:
140/160 mm Avid G2
Handlebar:
Niner Drop Top alloy
Bar Tape:
Niner
Stem:
Niner Alloy
Saddle:
Niner branded WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost:
Niner Alloy
Seat Collar:
Niner
Wheelset:
Niner Alloy
Tires:
Schwalbe Sammy Slick
Tire Size:
700 c x 35 mm
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

Geometry chart

Niner

Geometry Chart

 

RLT 9
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
47cm   47.0cm  51.0cm  53.2cm  36.3cm  74.0cm  10.5cm  70.0°  74.5°  7.0cm  43.5cm  100.8cm
50cm  50.0cm  52.5cm  55.3cm  36.7cm  76.4cm  12.5cm  70.5°  74.0°  7.0cm  43.5cm  101.5cm
53cm  53.0cm  54.5cm  57.4cm  37.5cm  78.8cm  14.5cm  71.0°  73.5°  7.0cm  43.5cm  102.5cm
56cm   56.0cm  56.5cm  58.9cm  38.5cm  81.5cm  16.5cm  71.5°  73°  6.5cm  43.5cm  103.8cm
59cm   59.0cm  58.5cm  61.0cm  39.8cm  84.2cm  18.5cm  72.0°  73°  6.5cm  43.5cm  105.3cm
62cm   62.0cm  60.5cm  63.1cm  40.6cm  86.7cm  20.5cm  72.5°  72.5°  6.5cm  43.5cm  106.2cm

Geometry Chart

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Hey, can you guys get this (or the 4-star...

Hey, can you guys get this (or the 4-star model) in black/red?

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Hi Nate,
If Niner has it in stock we can get it for you.
Give me a call if you have any questions.
801-736-6396 ext4066

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Awesome whip !!!

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4 5

fun bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is definitely a fun bike, I have about 50 miles on it from commuting to work to single track trail at the local park. It could use some better components here and
there for the price and I always enjoy a wider handlebar for better control and since it is not set up for cyclocross niner could add the width without any complaints. I had a Ridley previously and enjoyed riding it. I feel it was set up really well for cyclocross but not as enjoyable for random off trail and commuting. The RLT is great for everything I do , which only excludes actual cyclocross races. The biggest annoyance with the Ridley was the toe overlap with the front tire, the RLT does not have this problem, it rolls over every rocky patch and tree root I could find, over bumps and little jumps very comfortably. It has a great gear ratio for climbing and pulling kids in a trailer to picking up speed on the down side of the hill.
Overall a great bike and a good buy

Update review, drop 5 stars to 4 still a great bike, glad I have it. Don't like the brakes, tires and rims. . Should have better components for the price. I have put severl hundred miles on the bike as of now.

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Thanks for the review... What exactly excludes this bike from being good at cyclocross races?

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I didn't mean for the comment to come across it is not good for cyclocross races, what I meant is I do everything but cyclocross races. I think the RLT bike would be great in a cyclocross race, but since I don't race them I wouldn't really have much info on that. If I did start to cyclocross I would have no problem using the RLT niner. Hope this helps

RLT 9 Bike Check

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I am on the market looking for a touring bike and to be able to use racks (specially rear one) is a deal breaker. Ridley's X.Bow was on my wish list with a couple of other brands and models then I saw this RLT 9 and it got my attention. Just didn't get it if it comes with rack eyelets.

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it does have rack and fender eyelets. would be a great bike for what you are looking for. also now available in a black/red colorway

Does this come with Niner's new 2-star...

Does this come with Niner's new 2-star spec - which includes a 11sp 105 cassette?

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Niner announced that new 11-speed 105 build about 2 weeks ago. They will likely continue to offer the current 10-speed build until sometime this Summer.

Can you comment on the weight?

Can you comment on the weight?

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Hi Farooq. Sorry we don't have an actual weight on file for this bike. Claimed weight for a 53cm RLT 9 frame is 1,395g. Parts selection on this model skew more toward economy and durability than defiance of gravity. There is nothing here that will drag you backward down a long climb, though. Give me a call if you'd like to discuss this bike in detail, or place an order. 901-736-6396 x 4076