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RLT 9 Aluminum
Niner's standout 3-star SRAM Rival 1 parts kit simplifies your life with a single chainring Easton crank, DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE wheels, and Schwalbe tires for miles of gravel goodness.
Ride beyond the city limits without going beyond your budget.
The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane.
RIDER TYPE: Gravel
SIZE RANGE: 47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cm
COLORS: Forge Grey/Skye Blue
- SRAM Rival 1 single-chainring shifting with Easton cranks.
- DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels
- Easton alloy cranks
"Niner felt like “good” wasn’t enough so they took the entire RLT9 line and gave it thru-axles along with a new fork." - The Radavist
- FEATURES -
Adventure awaits... all aboard aluminum.
The RLT 9 maximizes your freedom and access to the Road Less Traveled. Nothing is stopping you from achieving your off-road aspirations with affordable, high performing materials, elegant engineering, and a fully-featured frameset. No surface can’t be ridden, no side roads that must be skipped. And best of all, the RLT 9 offers unbeatable value at every level.
Niner’s 6061 aluminum RLT 9 is welded with hydroformed aluminum tubing. This material is universally praised for its affordability and versatility. Before welding, they are careful to shape the tubing to optimize strength, durability, and stiffness while keeping it as lightweight as possible.
The latest version of our vaunted aluminum gravel frame features a new, forged chainstay yoke to improve tire clearance and stiffness. This design leaves us with an elegant and simple multi-talented platform.
Fork in the road? No problem with RDO carbon out front.
Upfront, the RLT 9 features Niner's all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. It’s made from their famous Race Day Optimized carbon fiber built with a unique process that optimizes complete compaction of the carbon layers under heat and pressure. They keep this fork light and stiff while improving compliance over rough surfaces by maximizing the finished product's carbon-to-resin ratio.
The brake hose is routed internally through a fully sleeved guide tube, which means no more fishing for wires. Multiple racks, fenders, and cargo mounts make light work of heavy loads. The 12x100mm thru-axle and flat mount disc brake attachments are compatible with contemporary components. Finally, the new fork features internal wire routing and fitment for a hub dynamo-powered light for fully off-grid adventures.
Choose your wheels, choose your adventure.
With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 can accommodate tires as wide as 700x50c. And if you prefer smaller diameter wheels with wider rubber, interchangeability is easy. Swap to 650b wheels and fit tires as wide as 2.0.
Everyone has a different reason for the ride. Durable, affordable aluminum is ideal for a range of rides. Anything is possible - from ripping around campus to a cross-continent cruise, the RLT 9 has it handled.
Frame features fit for going farther.
The RLT 9 is made for gravel roads around the world. And if you’re serious about literally riding anywhere in the world, this bike will get you there.
Multiple mounting points on the frame give you the option to fit bottles, bags, racks, fenders, and, frankly, almost any accessory that could be bolted to your bike. Custom bags mounted to the frame won’t require straps, and gear of all sorts can ride along with you.
Internal cable routing keeps the frame looking tidy. Combined with a PF30 bottom bracket shell, it’s easy to fit a geared or single-speed drivetrain and either mechanical or electronic shifting. And if your rides tend to take a turn for the rowdy, there’s even room to fit a dropper post.
- NINER TECHNOLOGY -
Room to Roam
Need room to roam? Niner has it. The RKT 9 RDO has space for 29x2.3” tires.
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.
Niner designed this bike to keep you comfortable on those long rides. RLT 9 gravel bikes have longer chainstays, lower bottom bracket height and slacker headtube angles.
Interchangeable Wheel Size
The Niner RLT 9 bikes are designed to fit both 700c and 650b wheels for ultimate versatility and adaptability to suit any adventure.
Biocentric Bottom Bracket
Fit any drivetrain, geared or single-speed: no bolt-on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes.
Niner RDO Carbon Fork
Custom 12x100mm gravel-tuned RDO carbon fork with a rack, fender and bottle mounts, plus internal cable and dynamo routing, perfect for those long hauls.
Ride, race, rally. Niner has you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone.
- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -
Frame NINER HYDROFORMED 6061 ALUMINUM; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; FLAT MOUNT; 12X142 THRU-AXLE Fork NINER RDO FULL CARBON; INTEGRATED BOTTLE, BAG, RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; FLAT MOUNT; 12X100 THRU-AXLE Shock N/A Tubes/Sealant STANS NO TUBES SEALANT (2 X 2OZ BOTTLES) Front-wheel DT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 100X12MM Rear-wheel DT SWISS G 1800 SPLINE 25, CENTERLOCK, 100X12MM Front Tire SCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 700 X 45 Rear Tire SCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND EVO SUPER TERRAIN TLE ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, 700 X 45 Brakes SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD FLAT MOUNT Brake Levers SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD Brake rotors SRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORS Chain SRAM PC 1130 11SP Front shifter SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD Rear shifter SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD 11SP Front derailleur N/A Rear derailleur SRAM RIVAL 1 LONG CAGE Cassette SRAM - PG 1130 11-42T Crankset EASTON EA90 40T Bottom bracket EASTON PF30 Saddle NINER CUSTOM TR WITH CR-MO RAILS, PRINTED NINER GRAPHIC Seatpost NINER CARBON, 400MM Handlebar EASTON EA50 AX Stem NINER ALLOY Headset NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40 Grips NINER BAR TAPE Approximate weight 21.5 LBS
- NINER GEOMETRY -
47cm 50cm 53cm 56cm 59cm 62cm Top Tube Length 510
525 545 565
605 Head Tube Angle 70° 70.5° 71° 71.5° 72° 72.5° Head Tube Length 105
145 165 185 205
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73° 73° 72.5° Seat Tube Length 430
460 490 520 550 580 Bottom Bracket Drop 75
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435 435 435 Horizontal Chainstay 430 430 430 430 430 430 Front Center 582 589 599 610 625 634 Wheelbase 1005 1012 1023 1036 1051 1060 Standover Height 705
Fork Rake 45 45 45 45 45 45
- BIKE SIZING -
Looking for the perfect size? Check out our handy quick reference chart below (NOTE: The chart assumes average limb and torso proportions). Not sure about your size? Just send us your measurements using our Bike Sizing form, and one of our experts will help you out!
Niner recommends sizing down for a more maneuverable ride or sizing up for more stability for riders who fall between sizes.
Rider Height Frame Size 4'11" to 5'3" 47cm
5'2" to 5'6" 50cm
5'5" to 5'9" 53cm
5'8" to 6.' 56cm
5'11" to 6'3" 59cm
6'2" to 6'6" 62cm
- WARRANTY -
We're an authorized Niner dealer, which means that every bike we sell is backed by Niner's warranty, including a one-year complete bike warranty and a lifetime frame warranty. For full details, click here.