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  • Niner RDO 2-Star Gravel Bike - 2019
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NinerRLT 9
RDO 2-Star Gravel Bike - 2019
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Description

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
Warning

California Proposition 65

Warning:

Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
⚠️ WARNING
Cancer & Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov
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
Recommended Use
gravel
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years on frame
Geometry
 
47cm50cm53cm56cm59cm62cm
a Seat Tube(c-c)
43cm46cm49cm52cm55cm58cm
b Seat Tube(c-t)
      
c Effective Top Tube
51cm52.5cm54.5cm56.5cm58.5cm60.5cm
d Stack
53.5cm55.6cm57.7cm59.2cm61.3cm63.4cm
e Reach
36.2cm36.6cm37.4cm38.4cm39.8cm40.5cm
f Stand Over
69.3cm73.1cm75.4cm78cm80.4cm82.7cm
g Head Tube
10.5cm12.5cm14.5cm16.5cm18.5cm20.5cm
h Head Tube Angle
70o70.5o71o71.5o72o72.5o
i Seat Tube Angle
74.5o74o73.5o73o73o72.5o
j Bottom Bracket Height
      
k Bottom Bracket Drop
7.5cm7.5cm7.5cm7cm7cm7cm
l Chainstay
43cm43cm43cm43cm43cm43cm
m Wheelbase
100cm100.7cm101.7cm103cm104.5cm105.4cm
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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.