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NinerRLT 9RLT 9 Steel Gravel Frameset - 2019
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Item # NNR0099
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What do you think about this product?
September 5, 2019
Hi, would this frame work well with an appropriate volume 650b tire? I would need the size 47 frame. Thanks!
September 16, 2019
Yes Holly you could run 650b wheels on the RLT Steel frame. Niner says it will clear most 700x45 tires as well as 650x47.
April 30, 2019
Same old song with a higher volume tire!
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have yet to build this bike up but can attest that the quality of the frameset looks fantastic in person. It was an easy choice to pick up this frame given my experience with high end steel in the past. I remember my first "super bike" I up built back in the day. It was a custom Independent Fabrications Steel Crown Jewel(built with Reynolds 853 Steel) with full Campagnolo Record, King Headset, Reynolds Carbon Fork, Topolino Carbon Clinchers, Thomson seatpost/stem and Easton EC90 handle bar back when 31.8 was new and weird. That bike stands to this day as the ride of my life. I had no cents or sense and more time than I care to remember to log miles on that bad war pig. I was freaky fast and still had ambitions in life! Unfortunately, I sent that bike packing in exchange for a semesters worth of tuition for a degree I'm not sure I have fully utilized. I probably should have just kept pedaling that bike away from reality! I can still remember the unique and lively ride the Reynolds 853 steel frame offered up in concert with a carbon fork! So when the sun, moon and stars aligned and this RLT Steel found it's way into my tax bracket I lept at the chance and kerplunkt'd down my coin for one! The geometry is very similar to some bikes I have ridden as of late that I have played quite nicely with and the braze-ons(especially those mid-blade eyelets on the fork) speak to my exploratory side. Quick commutes, evening single-track sessions and epic multi day bike packing trips come to mind. The versatility of this bike seems limitless. I have some Desert Solitaire dreams burning through my mind as I exit the abyss of a hip surgery gone sideways and enter back into a life including turning over the pedals with new perspective and a new bike to build up! I'm looking forward to riding this bike in the opposite direction from reality, albeit in smaller doses than what the 853 steel Independent Fabrication saw. The completion of the build is nigh! Please stay tuned for a full ride report!