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Niner RLT 2-Star Complete Bike - 2014

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

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart



Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




47c 47cm 51cm 53.2cm 36.3cm 74cm 10.5cm 70° 74.5° 7cm 43.5cm 100.8cm
50cm 50cm 52.5cm 55.3cm 36.7cm 76.4cm 12.5cm 70.5° 74° 7cm 43.5cm 101.5cm
53cm 53cm 54.5cm 57.4cm 37.5cm 78.8cm 14.5cm 71° 73.5° 7cm 43.5cm 102.5cm
56cm 56cm 56.5cm 58.9cm 38.5cm 81.5cm 16.5cm 71.5° 73° 6.5cm 43.5cm 103.8cm
59cm 59cm 58.5cm 61cm 39.8cm 84.2cm 18.5cm 72° 73° 6.5cm 43.5cm 105.3cm
62cm 62cm 60.5cm 63.1cm 40.6cm 86.7cm 20.5cm 72.5° 72.5° 6.5cm 43.5cm 106.2cm

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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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Avg. ride time: 15m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

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?

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.

Avg. ride time: 59m per week
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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