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Niner RLT 9 Frameset - 2018
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Description

Adventures Await.

If you are looking to curate your own adventure bike, the Niner RLT 9 Frameset is an excellent place to start hanging some parts on to turn your gravel grinding and bikepacking dreams into reality. This RLT 9's aluminum frame and carbon fork chants the Road Less Travelled mantra. If your thoughts of a good time on a drop bar bike includes exploring endless forest service roads and getting away from the norm, rather than flogging yourself to stay in a specific training zone, you are reading the right product description. Fancy some self-supported bikepacking with nary a SAG vehicle available? Rides like this require a light and durable setup and the RLT 9's aluminum construction has you covered.

The hydroformed aluminum tubing does a tremendous job of bringing high-performance to a price point that makes building up this frameset attainable. Niner's construction process allows it to be drawn thinner with walls that don't compromise stiffness or impact resistance in key areas. Proprietary forged dropouts are designed to reduce weight and integrate the low-profile flat mount with the chainstay. One ride, and the old myth that aluminum rides harshly will soon be dismayed. Niner's experience in building alloy mountain frames shines through on this design, and a surprising amount of responsiveness, quick handling, and bulletproof durability quickly come to surface shortly after clipping in. The decision to spec a 27.2mm seatpost helps reduce vibration on rough roads causing fatigue that builds up over the hours.

This frame blends Niner's mountain geometry with the barrier hopping 'cross-specific BSB frameset. Compared to the BSB, the RLT 9 is built with longer chainstays, a lower bottom bracket, and a slacker head tube angle. What you will notice is a lower center of gravity that still has plenty of pedal clearance while cornering and a slightly stretched wheelbase for stability. Tire clearance is plentiful letting you clear 44mm meat with ease. The bike is composed on washboard descents and a hoot on singletrack. Build up this bike with parts you have squirreled away or start with a fresh build, either way, the frameset is highly adaptable for whatever your needs.

Niner constructs RLT frames in 3 different materials, but they all feature carbon forks. This fork matches the demeanor of the frame and is no lightweight road model. The 15mm thru-axle securely anchors the front hub over the roughest roads and the stiffness prevents any rotor rub. Rack mounts are able to carry their fair share of the load and get the weight of bikepacking gear on the bike and off your back. The fork shares the same DNA and safety testing standards with its legendary MTB version so we are certain of its durability. This frame is compatible with stealth-routed dropper seatpost, Di2 internal routing, and fenders and racks.

  • All-road bike begs for adventures
  • Aluminum frame is light and plenty durable
  • Tubes shapes chosen for compliance and stiffness
  • Endurance geometry with slack head tube and low bottom bracket
  • Niner carbon fork with thru-axle for precise tracking
  • Flat-mount disc brakes with 160-millimeter rotor maximum
  • Works with both mechanical and electronic drivetrains
  • Internal routing keeps cables nice and tidy

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Wheel Size:
700c
Fork:
Niner
Fork Material:
carbon
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1.5in.
Headset Included:
yes
Bottom Bracket Type:
PF30
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
clamp-on
Brake Type:
flat mount disc
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2mm
Seat Collar:
31.8mm
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Recommended Use:
cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry Chart

Niner

Geometry Chart

 

RLT 9 RDO
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

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

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