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RLT 9 RDO

Carbon fiber meets capability

Light, done right

A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul

Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy - anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments.

Style for miles

You want to not just go the distance but do go there fast? The RLT 9 RDO is a gravel bike made to make the miles sail past. Do you want to explore? This bike encourages it. How about undertaking long and adventurous rides? Please do. Need a change of pace, a break from the routine? Go ahead. Give it a chance. If you can think it on two wheels, the RLT, a multi-tool of a bike, might just be the bike for you. From dirt trails to gravel to asphalt, this bike takes everything in stride, with you along for the ride.

Race Day Optimized carbon fiber construction

Carbon fiber gets all the credit these days. It’s light, it’s stiff, and it’s infinitely variable in terms of size, shape, material properties, and strength. Ask any bike freak about the world’s best bikes, and 9 times out of 10, they’ll foam over like a simmering saucepan, raving about exotic Italian carbon fiber dream machines.

But carbon fiber is like tomato sauce ndash; there’s more to it than the tomatoes and where they were grown. It matters more how you make it and what you put it on.

As lifelong gravel (and pasta) addicts, we’re experts at finding the ingredients to make carbon fiber ideal for every adventure we can envision. As such, we add a healthy dose of soul to our in-house RDO carbon fiber recipe.

To be clear, Niner’s RDO carbon fiber is light enough and stiff enough to satisfy the most selective gravel racers. We’re not afraid to brag that Niner riders have won a fair share of Dirty Kanzas. But these days, “light, fast, strong, and stiff” is easy.

What takes more thought and care is maintaining a healthy dose of bump-absorbing compliance. RLT 9 RDO riders roll in comfort with tube shaping and carbon fiber layups made for a forgiving ride.

Fork it over

The RLT 9 RDO includes an all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. A Niner original, this exceptional component is made from Race Day Optimized carbon fiber, which is built with a unique process that optimizes complete compaction of the carbon layers under heat and pressure. By maximizing the carbon-to-resin ratio in the finished product, we keep this fork light and stiff while improving compliance over rough surfaces.

We paid mind to aesthetics and functionality in this fork. The brake hose is routed internally through a fully sleeved guide tube. Multiple rack, fender, and cargo mounts make light work of heavy loads, so go ahead, add another day of bikepacking on to your trip. The 12x100mm thru-axle and flat mount disc brake attachments are compatible with contemporary components. If you find yourself wanting to push the limits on a long-haul self-supported ride, we’ve got you covered. The new fork features internal wire routing and fitment for a hub dynamo powered light, so the only thing keeping you from riding into the night is your bedtime.

Tire sizes to satisfy any adventure

Get ready to swoon. With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 RDO can accommodate tires as wide as 700x50c. Does your next ride require more rubber on the road? Not to worry, swapping out wheels is easy. This bike can accommodate 650b wheels and fit tires as wide as 2.0. Go wild with wheel and tire combinations, just keep it rubber side down out there.

Frame features fit for going farther

Are you a carbon connoisseur, an adventure addict, weekend bikepacker, gear hoarder, over packer, grocery-getter or commuter extraordinaire? If you answered yes to any of these, the RLT 9 RDO was made for you. This dream build has 26 mounting points that give you the option to outfit your bike with as many bags, bottles, and racks as you need.

We’ve also designed custom bags for each frame size that mount directly to the frame. No more straps or buckles flying around. Just a cleanly designed frame ready for the next journey.

Cleanliness is next to godliness. Our full-sleeve internal cable routing keeps the frame looking tidy. Want an even sleeker bike? Single-speed calling your name? With our PF30 bottom bracket shell, it’s easy to fit a geared or single-speed drivetrain. More gears your thing? This bike is compatible with either mechanical or electronic shifting. Plan on getting rowdy on your ride? Throw a dropper post on, for safety.

Room to roam

Niner RLT gravel bikes have room to fit 700x50c tires (or 650b x 2.0).

Integrated frame mounts

So many ways to carry all your adventure gear. 26 threaded mounts to fit custom bags, bottles, racks, fenders, lights, and more.

Fireroad Geometry

Whether you’re riding across town or across the country, the RLT 9 RDO has a longer chainstay, a lower bottom bracket height and a slacker headtube angle to keep you comfortable.

Interchangeable wheel size

Don’t let the terrain stop you from riding. The Niner RLT 9 RDO can fit both 700c and 650b wheels, for ultimate versatility and adaptability to suit any off road pursuit.

Biocentric Bottom Bracket

Fit any drivetrain, geared or singlespeed. No bolt-on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes. Read More

Lifetime warranty

We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, search out a gravel road you’ve always wanted to exploreRead More

Niner RDO carbon fork

Custom 12x100mm gravel-tuned RDO carbon fork with rack, fender and bottle mounts, plus internal cable and dynamo routing, perfect for those long hauls.

"As built, our RLT is the Winston Churchill of gravel rigs; it’s robust, pugnacious and driven by purpose."

"Its outstanding and rare mix of road-bike performance and gravel-bike capabilities should put it at the top on your list."

"Was there anything I didn’t like about it? Giving it back."

"It transfers power well and has the chops to keep up with the pack when the pace picks up, yet it has enough flex to smooth out rough terrain."

RLT 9 RDO

$2,415.00
In stock
SKU
RLT-9-RDO

RLT 9 RDO 5-STAR SRAM FORCE AXS 1X LTD Specifications

Our top of the line, gravel grinding RLT 9 RDO frame meets the finest 5-star SRAM Force 1x AXS LTD parts kit available. There’s nothing not to like when you add carbon wheels to the mix. When you are rolling lighter and faster, you can go farther and stay out longer.

  • SRAM Force 1 AXS wireless electronic shifting, single chainring
  • Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels
  • Easton EC70 AX carbon handlebar
Available frame sizes47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cmAvailable colorsBAJA BLUE/SAND OR BLACK/OLIVE GREEN/ORANGE
FrameNINER RDO CARBON FIBER: INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU AXLEForkNINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU AXLE
ShockN/ATubes / SealantSTANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2oz BOTTLES)
Front wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL CB7, NEO ULTIMATE HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND EVO SUPER TERRAIN, TLE, ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 700X45Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND EVO SUPER TERRAIN, TLE, ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 700X45
BrakesSRAM FORCE HRD FMBrake leversSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Brake rotorsSRAM PACELINE 160/160MM CENTERLOCK ROTORSChainSRAM FORCE 12SP
Front shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXSRear shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
CassetteSRAM XG 1270 12SP 10-36TCranksetSRAM FORCE DUB 38T
Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER RDO CARBON, 400MMHandlebarEASTON EC70 AX
StemNINER RDO CARBONHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight18.8 lbs

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