Why We Like The RLT 9 RDO 3-Star Rival 1 Gravel Bike
For us, the fun starts where the pavement ends and the gravel grinding begins. Niner is well familiar with that passion, and their gravel bikes are proven to be speedy trail weapons that can take us out on our best-laid off-road plans. In fact, Niner claims that designing bikes for off-road riding is their main goal as a brand committed to excellent ride quality and design. With the RLT 9 RDO 3-Star Rival 1 Gravel Bike, we're seeing that same reliable, quality riding combined with the thrilling fun of exploring beyond the pavement.
We like the RLT 9 RDO because it's suited for long rides, lightweight, and outstandingly durable. It's an optimal option for hours of punchy gravel hills, hitting the trails, or tearing up the racing circuit. Its carbon compaction construction makes for lower weight and exceptional comfort, and those features work in tandem with the smooth-rolling DT Swiss G 1800 Spline 25 wheelset. As always, we like to see a good amount of traction and grip from the tires on our gravel machines, and the RLT 9 RDO has that with Schwalbe's G-One Evo tires. Riders will see rolling performance and friction that's ideal for crunching gravel.
The RLT 9 RDO 3-star is constructed with a SRAM Rival 1x11-speed drivetrain for smooth and effortless shifting performance. Riders will see superior handling through corners and descents, and we like that we won't have to worry about unreliable braking. Rival hydraulic disc brakes ensure a predictable braking performance that we can rely on through steep slopes and tight turns. Niner ensures that, with the RLT 9 RDO, we'll see smooth rolling, easier climbs, and endless fun down gravel trails.
- Gravel grinder that's an ideal match for riders looking for speedy fun
- Carbon compaction construction for lightness and durability
- DT Swiss wheels and Schwalbe tires for smooth rolling
- Reliable gear shifting thanks to SRAM's Rival 1x11 drivetrain
- Rival hydraulic disc brakes ensure predictable stopping power
- Ride long days in the hills or on trails, or even on the gravel circuit