2020 RLT 9 RDO

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$2,300.00
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Weight:
40.00 LBS
Width:
55.00 (in)
Height:
9.00 (in)
Depth:
31.00 (in)
Current Stock:

Features

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 - 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Click Here for 5-STAR SRAM FORCE AXS LTD Specifications:

Our top of the line, gravel grinding RLT 9 RDO frame meets the finest 5-star 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 AXS wireless electronic shifting
  • 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 EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
BrakesSRAM FORCE HRD FMBrake leversSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Brake rotorsSRAM CLX R 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM FORCE 12SP
Front shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXSRear shifterSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Front derailleurSRAM FORCE ETAP AXSRear derailleurSRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
CassetteSRAM XG 1270 12SP 10-33TCranksetSRAM FORCE DUB 48X35T
Bottom bracketSRAM DUB PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EC70 AX
StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight18.8 lbs
Click Here for 5-STAR SHIMANO GRX 800 2X Specifications:

Our 5-star flagship GRX parts kit meets our top of the line, grinding RLT 9 RDO frame. With Stan's carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on.

  • Shimano's top of the line GRX gravel-specific drivetrain
  • Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels
  • Niner carbon seatpost and RDO stem
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 EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight18.6 lbs
Click Here for 4-STAR SHIMANO GRX 800 2X Specifications:

Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit combined with Stan's Grail S1 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar in our 4-star kit, one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

  • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting
  • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels
  • Niner carbon seatpost and RDO stem
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 S1, NEO HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight20.2 lbs
Click Here for 4-STAR SHIMANO GRX 800 2X 650b Specifications:

Prefer smaller wheels in 4-star trim? Swap Stan's Crest S1 650b wheels to Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 parts kit, Maxxis tires, and an Easton crankset and handlebar to get one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

  • Shimano GRX gravel-specific mechanical shifting
  • Stan's NoTubes Crest S1 650b wheels
  • Niner carbon seatpost and RDO stem
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 CREST S1, NEO HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES CREST S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
Front TireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47Rear tireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47
BrakesSHIMANO GRX800Brake leversSHIMANO GRX800
Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG 601 11SP
Front shifterSHIMANO GRX800 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX800 11SP
Front derailleurSHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS
CassetteSHIMANO ULTEGRA HG800 11SP 11-34TCranksetEASTON EA90 47X32T
Bottom bracketEASTON PF30SaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CRN-TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER RDO STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight19.8 lbs
Click Here for 3-STAR SRAM RIVAL 22 Specifications:

Our standout 3-star SRAM Rival parts kit mates with Stan's Grail S1 wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar to complete a high performing, outstanding value package.

  • SRAM Rival shifting
  • Stan's NoTubes Grail S1 wheels
  • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
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 S1, NEO HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES GRAIL S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE EVO SS, FOLDING, 700 X 40
BrakesSRAM RIVAL HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL HRD
Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 2SPRear shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 11SP
Front derailleurSRAM RIVAL YAW WITH CHAIN SPOTTERRear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 22SP
CassetteSRAM - PG 1130 11-32TCranksetSRAM RIVAL 22SP YAW 50X34T
Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30 ALLOY THREAD TOGETHERSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight21.2 lbs
Click Here for 3-STAR SRAM RIVAL 22 650b Specifications:

Prefer 3-star with smaller wheels? Swap Stan's Crest S1 to SRAM's Rival parts kit, Maxxis tires, and an Easton handlebar to get one of the best gravel-grinding packages available.

  • SRAM Rival drivetrain
  • Stan's NoTubes Crest S1 650b wheels
  • Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
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 CREST S1, NEO HUB CL 100X12MM FRONTRear wheelSTANS NOTUBES CREST S1, NEO HUB CL 142X12MM REAR
Front TireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47Rear tireMAXXIS RAMBLER TLR EXO 650X47
BrakesSRAM RIVAL HRD FLAT MOUNTBrake leversSRAM RIVAL HRD
Brake rotorsSRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSRAM PC 1130 11SP
Front shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 2SPRear shifterSRAM RIVAL HRD 11SP
Front derailleurSRAM RIVAL YAW WITH CHAIN SPOTTERRear derailleurSRAM RIVAL 22SP
CassetteSRAM - PG 1130 11-32TCranksetSRAM RIVAL 22SP YAW 50X34T
Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30 ALLOY THREAD TOGETHERSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER CARBON SEAT POST, 400MM, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight19.7 lbs
Click Here for 2-STAR SHIMANO GRX 400 Specifications:

Shimano's budget-friendly, gravel-specific GRX400 parts kit pairs with Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, Shimano Tiagra RS400 crankset, and Easton handlebar in a value-priced 2-star gravel-grinding package.

  • Shimano GRX400 gravel-specific drivetrain
  • Niner wheels
  • Niner alloy seatpost and stem
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 / SealantTUBES
Front wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 100 X12MM FRONT, NINER GRAPHICRear wheelNINER CX ALLOY, CL 142X12MM REAR, NINER GRAPHIC
Front TireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40Rear tireSCHWALBE G-ONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 40
BrakesSHIMANO GRX400Brake leversSHIMANO GRX400
Brake rotorsSHIMANO RT54 160/160MM CL ROTORSChainSHIMANO HG54 10SP
Front shifterSHIMANO GRX400 2SPRear shifterSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
Front derailleurSHIMANO TIAGRA 4700Rear derailleurSHIMANO GRX400 10SP
CassetteSHIMANO HG500 11-34CranksetSHIMANO TIAGRA RS400 50X34T
Bottom bracketPRESTINE PF30>24MMSaddleNINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SeatpostNINER ALLOY SEAT POST, NINER GRAPHICHandlebarEASTON EA50 AX
StemNINER ALLOY STEM, NINER GRAPHICHeadsetNINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GripsNINER BAR TAPEApproximate weight20.9 lbs
Click Here for Frame Only Specifications:
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 AXLE

GEOMETRY

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Frame mounts and fittings:
2 Inner Triangle Bottle Mounts, rack and fender mounts, accessory mounts on fork.
Rear suspension travel:
n/a
Maximum front suspension:
n/a
Fork rake:
45mm
Shock size:
n/a
Shock mounting hardware:
N/A
Suggested shock sag:
n/a
Seatpost size:
27.2mm
Seat collar size:
31.8mm
Cable routing:
Full Sleeve internal, Di2 compatible
Headset size:
1.125 X 1.5" TAPERED INTEGRATED (CAMPY STYLE) HEAD TUBE, HEADSET INCLUDED, CANE CREEK DESCRIPTION: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40"
Pivot bearing specs:
n/a
Chainring compatibility:
Compatible With Standard 1x and 2x systems
Maximum chainring size:
n/a
Q-Factor:
168mm
ISCG compatibility:
no
Bottom bracket type:
68MM PF30 BB SHELL (ADAPTORS REQUIRED FOR BSA TYPE BBs)
Biocentric 30 compatibility:
yes
Brake mount type:
flat mount (30mm rear)
Maximum rear rotor size:
160mm
Rear wheel spacing:
12x142mm
Rear wheel through-axle spec:
M12 x 1.75P x 174L
Front wheel axle spacing:
12x 100mm thru axle
Front wheel through-axle spec:
M12 x 1.5P x 125L
Max tire size:
700x50c or 650b x 2.0 (Tires vary by brand, some brands may not fit)
Shipping dimensions:
55 x 9 x 31
Shipping Weight:
40 lbs