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NinerRLT 9
RDO Frameset
$2,300.00

Item # NNR008F

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  • Black/Orange, 50cm ($2,300.00)
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Item # NNR008F
Description

Blaze your own trail.

For those of us who covet the adventure, traveling beyond the beaten path is critical. That doesn't mean we need to saddle up on beefy full-suspension rigs and rally into berms, blasting through the nature surrounding us —instead it can be done with a little more calculation, precision, and finesse on bikes that prefer to float over gravel and down dusty dirt roads just to see what lies on the other side, much like the Niner RLT 9 RDO Frameset. This frame brings dream bike potential to riders who crave bikepacking and gravel riding adventures, and love the idea of lightweight carbon fiber soaking up some of the vibrations from jarring gravel roads, all the while shedding weight on your setup. It's geometry lends itself to all-day comfort for endurance expeditions on the Tour Divide, and quick overnighters in the Little Grand Canyon alike, and it doesn't hurt that Niner's designers pack on mounts for extra cages and panniers, too.

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.

Finally, we should add a note on brake and rotor compatibility. The frame is built to clear 140mm rotors with flat-mount disc brakes; however, if you want to go with 160mm rotors or larger, you'll need to add a spacer. Niner itself does this with its own builds, adding a spacer up front to clear real estate for a 160mm rotor.

  • Shed weight and boost comfort with this long-mile endurance ride
  • Gravel-ready spacing offers clearance for up to 40mm tires
  • Endurance geometry balances responsiveness and comfort
  • RDO carbon construction blends stiffness and lightweight
  • Thru-axles boost stiffness for a snappy ride
  • Rack and fender mounts elevate versatility for expeditions
  • Internal cable housing guides make cable routing a breeze
  • Spacers required to run rotors 160mm or larger with flat-mount disc calipers
BuildTech SpecsGeometry
Build
Tech Specs
Frame Material
RDO carbon fiber
Wheel Size
700c
Fork
Niner Full Carbon RDO
Fork Material
RDO carbon fiber
Head Tube Diameter
1-1/2 - 1-1/8in tapered
Headset Included
yes
Bottom Bracket Type
PF30
Cable Routing
internal
Front Derailleur Mount
34.9mm clamp
Brake Type
flat-mount disct (spacers reuqired for rotors larger than 160mm)
Compatible Components
mechanical and electronic drivetrains
Seatpost Diameter
27.2mm
Seat Collar
31.8mm
Front Axle
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Recommended Use
gravel
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years
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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