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Niner RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Apex 1 Complete Bike - 2018

Niner RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Apex 1 Complete Bike - 2018

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Adventure Ready.

Niner's RLT 9 RDO 2-Star Apex 1 Complete Bike is for those looking for a quiver killer when it comes to a do it all drop bar bike. Chase the roadies all summer on the weekly group rides, when the leaves begin to fall, hop barriers and slog through the mud in the local cross series, and in the spring head out on an epic week-long bikepacking trip. The RLT is more than up to all these challenges and will surprise you at how well it excels at everything. Constructed from Niner's legendary RDO carbon fiber, this RLT deviates from its aluminum and steel roots to bring lightweight, stiff, and durable carbon fiber to your next cycling adventure with geometry suited to handle a myriad of conditions you might face.

Niner's RLT (Road Less Traveled) lineup features bikes that are a bit slacker, longer, and lower than its 'cross-specific model, the Niner's BSB 9. That longer rear end and lower bottom bracket yields a confidence inspiring ride that doesn't lose the responsive needed to pick a line over rough roads at speed. The RLT possesses more stability and comfort over rough roads, while still able to quickly get back up to speed mashing the pedals at a low cadence out of a corner or standing up to summit a climb you've been chipping away at for the last hour. The list of adventure-ready features is long but a few of our favorites include the integrated rack and fender mounts giving a versatile array of setup options, and the replaceable hanger so if you take a spill on the drive side and snap the hanger, simply replace it and in most cases, you should be good to go.

Niner constructs this frame from what it calls Race Day Optimized Carbon Compaction System. This technique fine-tunes the layup and eliminates any material that doesn't contribute to the frame's structural soundness and ride quality. Further enhancing the smooth ride, the RLT utilizes a 27.2mm diameter seatpost that adds an element of flex to help absorb bumps and chatter so you won’t be rattled as you negotiate maintenance neglected, washboard riddled gravel roads. This builds specs the RLT 9 RDO with fast rolling and grippy 35mm Schwalbe G-One tires, and it has clearance to run tires up to 40mm so you'll have the option of sizing up.

The SRAM Apex 1 group has plenty of range for tackling whatever route is on the docket and powerful hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power adding confidence when going downhill. The frame and fork are built for flat-mount disc calipers and come with 160mm rotors on the front and 140mm rear. If you would like to size up to 160mm in the rear, an adapter is required.

  • Niner's all-road bike in carbon fiber
  • Endurance geometry blends is comfortable and light
  • RDO carbon construction balances stiffness and compliance
  • Thru-axles increase stiffness eliminating rotor rub
  • Rack mounts on stays and fork for bikepacking tours
  • SRAM's workhorse Apex drivetrain delivers reliable shifting
  • Hydraulic disc brakes for confident braking in all conditions

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
RDO Carbon
Niner RDO
Fork Material:
RDO Carbon
Niner IS
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM Apex 1
SRAM S350 42t
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM PG 1130 11-42t
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
[front] 160mm, [rear] 140mm
Niner Drop Top alloy
Bar Tape:
Niner Alloy
Niner custom
Niner Alloy
Seat Collar:
Niner CX Alloy
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Schwalbe G_One Performance
Tire Size:
700c x 35mm
not included
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry Chart


Geometry Chart



Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




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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