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RLT 9 STEEL

All-day comfort, confidence, and control

Steel is truly real

It’s not about where you’re at, it’s about where you’re headed.

The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who’s after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it’s on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel.

Reynolds 853 steel

Our love affair with air-hardened Reynolds 853 steel started early. From early flirting with the ROS 9, to the first SIR 9, to our current RLT 9 steel, we’ve crushed on ferrous frames for over 15 years.

Why does Niner steel still feel so real?

In practical terms, Reynolds 853 is a nearly perfect material for creating bike frames. Rather than being weakened by heat, the frame tube junctions actually strengthen after TIG welding. This allows the use of thinner, lighter frame tubes without any sacrifice in durability or strength.

Additionally, steel-framed bicycles have a well-earned reputation for rugged, dependable reliability. Steel has a way of brushing off the inevitable scratches, dings, and rough treatment that accompanies the best adventures. No matter if you have a cross-continent excursion or a county line commute, the RLT 9 steel loves to be loaded up and rolled out.

Steel frame, RDO carbon fork

The RLT 9 Steel features our all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. The combination of steel frame and carbon fork is sure to offer a supple ride, regardless of duration. This beautifully designed fork is composed of famous 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 size compatibility for any adventure

Get ready to swoon. With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 Steel 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 steel 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 Steel 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. You can haul anything from a love letter to your hockey team’s uniforms...

Moving on- 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 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).

Fireroad Geometry

Whether you’re riding across town or across the country, the RLT 9 Steel 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 Steel 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 explore. Read More

Niner RDO carbon fork

Internal cable routing, so no more fishing for wires. Custom 12x100mm gravel-tuned RDO carbon fork with rack, fender and bottle mounts, plus internal cable and dynamo routing, perfect for those long hauls.

"Niner really nailed it with this bike."

"Riding the RLT off pavement was more comfortable, more efficient, and just plain more fun than riding a mountain bike on similar surfaces."

"After several months on this bike, it’s easy to say I love it."

"This sturdy steel, disc brake, and rack mount-equipped Niner is so much more than an adventure bike."

"All told, the RLT 9 Steel is a bike that’s damned near perfect for what it’s trying to bemdash;a go getter rig destined for weekend adventures, a gravel grinder that begs for all-day rides, and a light touring bike that offers a ticket to lesser used tracks."

"The RLT 9’s steel frame is a well shy;designed piece of Reynolds 853 mastery."

RLT 9 STEEL

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RLT 9 STEEL 5-STAR SRAM FORCE AXS 1x LTD Specifications

Our sturdy steel frame meets the finest parts in our 5-star SRAM Force 1 AXS LTD build. With a single chainring, wireless shifting, and carbon wheels, there’s nothing not to like. 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 colorsFORGE GREY/BAJA BLUE
FrameREYNOLDS 853 STEEL; EXTERNAL 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, 700 X 45Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 700 X 45
BrakesSRAM FORCE 1 HRD FMBrake leversSRAM FORCE 1 ETAP AXS
Brake rotorsSRAM PACELINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM FORCE 12SP
Front shifterSRAM FORCE 1 ETAP AXSRear shifterSRAM FORCE 1 ETAP AXS
Front derailleurN/ARear derailleurSRAM FORCE 1 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 INTERNAL ZS SHIS DESCRIPTION ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight20.0 lbs

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