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Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
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Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike

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Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike

Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike

STEEL ADVENTURE SEEKER

Some things are just timeless. Like red brick is to buildings, steel is to bicycles. You may have noticed that finely constructed steel frames, crafted and welded by the best builders continue to be highly sought after for their unblemished combination of form and function. So it only made sense for Niner to re-skeleton their aluminum RLT 9 with supple, trustworthy Reynolds 853 Steel in order to breed the perfect adventuring rig. The RLT 9 Steel is a no brainer for mounting up your panniers and a sweet rack, rounding up the gang and pedaling out for a weekend of building campfires, pitching tents, and traveling the road less traveled.

Like the aluminum RLT, the RLT Steel was intentionally built for the curious and spontaneous. Its starts with the 853 tubing which excels at absorbing and smoothening out road chatter, while maintaining a carbon-like stiffness and responsiveness. If you mainly stick to the pavement or fire roads you can use 700c wheels to run road or cross tires, or if you want something a little wider (up to 1.75”) you can use a 29” wheelset thanks to the 142mm rear hub spacing. The slightly longer chainstays, slightly lower bottom bracket, and slacker head tube angle make this a real gravel grinder for the long haul.

To make this a bike you can truly ride on and off road all day, the RLT 9 Steel features a gravel-tuned, custom painted Niner Carbon fork to eat up all those road and “not-road” vibrations. Connecting the dots between classic frame design and modern technology, the RLT 9 Steel is augmented with thru-axle technology and a tapered steel headtube, greatly improving the overall ride quality.

The RLT 9 Steel features uses a PF30 bottom bracket shell allowing you to run it geared or single speed with Niner’s BioCentric 30. Some of the clever, less-noticeable frame features include rear rack pannier braze-ons for when the adventure lasts longer than a few hours, and three sport-beer compatible water bottle mounts ensuring you have fuel in places that don't.

The RLT 9 Steel is exactly what you’d think of when hearing that Niner made a 700c, steel drop bar bike: beautiful, versatile and ready to seek.

Reviews

Bike Packers Magazine, Bikerumor

Features

  • Reynolds 853 Steel frame is supple, trustworthy, and beautiful
  • Buttery-Smooth Custom Gravel-Tuned Niner Carbon Fork with 15mm thru axle with rack mid mounts
  • All-Day Adventure Tuned Geometry offers a more upright position for prolonged comfort
  • PF BB30 can go singlespeed or geared with Niner BioCentric BB
  • Forged frame details including internal Di2 routing
  • Three Bottle Cage Mounts, Sport-Beer Compatible
SPECIFICATIONS
Frame RLT 9 STEEL
Fork Niner Full Carbon RDO Fork, 15MM
Headset Niner
Shifters SRAM Rival HRD 11 Speed
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival Yaw w/ Chain Spotter
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 22 Speed
Crankset SRAM Rival 22 Speed YAW 46x36t
Bottom Bracket SRAM
Pedals -
Chain SRAM PC1130 11 Speed
Cassette SRAM PG 1130 11-32t 11 Speed
Brakes SRAM Rival HRD 160/140MM Rotors
Wheelset Stan’s Grail, 15mm (f), 142x12mm (r)
Tires Schwalbe G-One EVO SS, Folding, 700 X 35
Handlebar Niner Drop Top Alloy
Stem Niner Alloy Stem
Bar Tape Niner
Seatpost Niner Carbon Seatpost, 400mm
Seatclamp Niner
Saddle Niner Custom With Cr-Mo Rails
Intended Use Gravel
Weight 22.6 lbs / 10.25 kg, 56cm

Note: Components are subject to change without notice.


GEOMETRY (mm / inch)
Size 47cm 50cm 53cm 56cm 59cm 62cm
A: Seat Tube Length 470
18.5
500
19.7
530
20.9
560
22
590
23.2
620
24.4
B: Effective Top Tube 510
20.1
525
20.7
545
21.5
565
22.2
585
23
605
23.8
C: Stack 537
21.1
553
21.8
574
22.6
575
22.6
610
24
631
24.8
D: Reach 361
14.2
367
14.4
375
14.8
389
15.3
398
15.7
406
16
E: BB Height TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
F: BB Drop/Rise 70
2.8
70
2.8
70
2.8
65
2.6
65
2.6
65
2.6
G: Head Tube Length 110
4.3
125
4.9
145
5.7
165
6.5
185
7.3
205
8.1
H: Head Tube Angle 70° 70.5° 71° 71.5° 72° 72.5°
I: Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
J: Standover Height 749
29.5
770
30.3
795
31.3
819
32.2
849
33.4
873
34.4
K: Chainstay Length 435
17.1
435
17.1
435
17.1
435
17.1
435
17.1
435
17.1
L: Wheelbase 1008
39.7
1015
40
1025
40.4
1038
40.9
1053
41.5
1062
41.8
5.0 / 5.0
2 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
2
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0
0
0
solid gravel grinder
This bike comes with a great array of components for the price. This results in a bike that rides great on the road or gravel. The gear ratios are very good for touring and you can even swap the cassette out for a model that goes to 36 teeth for even lower gearing. The hydraulic brakes are a fantastic breakthrough for a drop bar configuration. This is a bike build to take abuse and last a long time.
March 29, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
tacoma, wa
Rlt 9 steel
Great ride! This bike (3 star) comes with tubeless tires and wheels and makes winter commuting flats a thing of the past. The ride is smooth like you would expect from a steel frame and will take you from tarmac to b-roads without a problem. This bike is worth every penny.
Rlt 9 Steel 3 star
Rlt 9 Steel 3 star
March 9, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
Oregon

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How do these bikes compare to a mountain bike on a 100 mile ride.....50 mile fire road, 50 mile road?
Bill R on Feb 19, 2017
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3 Star Rival Bike
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BEST ANSWER: The RLT 9 will probably be your best bet on a 50 mile ride. Geometry wise the RLT 9 is a less "twitchy" ride making it more suited to endurance style riding. The BSB9 is built for quick handling and cyclocross racing. Another option may be the new RLT 9 RDO, which shares the same geometry as the RLT 9 Steel but is made out of carbon, and thus weighs significantly less.
It says it has rear braze-ons, but the picture does not show them. Are there braze-ons on the bike?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does have rear braze-ons. You have to look really closely at the pictures, but they are shown - look just above an imaginary line of the chain extending behind the frame. The braze-ons allow for mounting options both interior and exterior of the frame.
What is the max tires width that I can run on a 700c on the bike?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Niner states that this bike will accommodate a 700x42c tire (29"x1.75"), but I have fit a tire that measures just slightly larger than that without any clearance issues. Ultimately, it will also depend on the knob configuration of the tire.
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