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NinerRLT 9
RDO Gravel Frameset

$2,300.00

Item # NNR99A0

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Item # NNR99A0
Description

RLT 9 RDO Gravel Frameset

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 and quick overnighters 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.

  • Niner's any-road frameset, ready to explore
  • RDO carbon construction trims weight and stiffens frame
  • Endurance-minded geometry for an all-day companion
  • Clearance for 40mm tires to ride the chunky terrain

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Tech Specs
Frame MaterialRDO carbon fiber
Wheel Size700c
ForkNiner Full Carbon RDO
Head Tube Diameter1-1/2 - 1-1/8in tapered
Headset Includedyes
Bottom Bracket TypePF30
Cable Routinginternal
Front Derailleur Mount34.9mm clamp
Brake Typeflat-mount disct
Compatible Componentsmechanical and electronic drivetrains
Seatpost Diameter27.2mm
Seat Collar31.8mm
Front Axle12 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle12 x 142mm thru-axle
Recommended Usegravel
Manufacturer Warranty5 years
Geometry

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 47cm50cm53cm56cm59cm62cm
43cm46cm49cm52cm55cm58cm
      
51cm52.5cm54.5cm56.5cm58.5cm60.5cm
53.5cm55.6cm57.7cm59.2cm61.3cm63.4cm
36.2cm36.6cm37.4cm38.4cm39.8cm40.5cm
69.3cm73.1cm75.4cm78cm80.4cm82.7cm
10.5cm12.5cm14.5cm16.5cm18.5cm20.5cm
70o70.5o71o71.5o72o72.5o
74.5o74o73.5o73o73o72.5o
      
7.5cm7.5cm7.5cm7cm7cm7cm
43cm43cm43cm43cm43cm43cm
100cm100.7cm101.7cm103cm104.5cm105.4cm
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