Niner RLT 9 RDO

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The Niner RLT 9 RDO and I went out for a few hours of gravel grinding on a few different occasions. I mostly took it out to some fire roads out near the Yacolt Burn area of SW Washington. First off the bike felt comfortable and its personality was also nimble, light on its feet. After taking a little bit of time to get the cockpit layout dialed in I had a very easy time settling in and grinding out some miles. Niner pushed attention to the balance of stiffness, stability, and comfort, all made possible by Niner’s Carbon Compaction Process and it was all clearly apparent in the frame. Out on the fire roads it didn’t once feel overly stiff, was incredibly stable and didn’t wear me out at all.

As far as versatility goes this bike has loads of it. There are bottle cage mounts, and a full line of rack and fender mounts on this frame if that is the route that you are thinking about going. The frame is perfect for building a multi-day adventure rig that will stay light and not wear you out.

Build Details:

  • Accepts up to a 40mm tire
  • Flat mount disc brakes make adjustments easier
  • Niner’s RDO carbon compaction frame delivers comfort and dependability
  • Super thin profile seat stays and top tube deliver all day comfort
  • A massive down tube and chainstays keep power transfer in check
  • Tried and true geometry designed for competitive all-condition riding and  multiday adventures and everything in between
  • NMF internal cable and housing guides means no more fishing
  • 2 water bottle cage mounts inside the triangle of every frame, no matter the size
  • Three mounting bolts on each fork leg allows for a variety of bike setups
  • PF 30 BB shell works for geared or singlespeed compatible with the Niner Biocentric II PF30 (NOT INCLUDED)
  • 142 X 12 rear and 100 X 15 front spacing resists twisting in the frame/fork and maintains precise disc brake adjustment
  • Di2 compatibility

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION AND GEOMETRY

  • 68mm PF30 BB shell (adaptors required for BSA type BBS)
  • Compatible with biocentric 30 for singlespeed use
  • Iinternal cable routing guide tubes for shifting and rear brake
  • Front fender and rear rack/fender mounts
  • 27.2 seat post, 400mm length recommended
  • 31.8 seat collar
  • 1.125″ X 1.5″ tapered zero stack head tube, 44mm upper, 56mm lower, Cane Creek description: ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40
  • Flat mount disc brake only (30mm rear)- 160mm max rotor size
  • 142 x 12 rear spacing
  • All sizes have 2 inner triangle bottle mounts
  • Can fit up to a 700 x 40c/650 x 40c (tire size varies by brand, some tires may not fit)
  • Compatible with standard 1x and 2x systems
Posted by on December 2nd 2018