RLT 9 Aluminum
Simplify Niner's high-end 4-star Shimano GRX 800 kit with a single chainring. Shimano's flagship starts with a gravel-specific GRX 800 drivetrain mated to an Easton crank with a single chainring. Rounded out with DT Swiss wheels and Schwalbe tires, it's a lightweight gravel grinding package for adventures anywhere.
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
- Shimano GRX800 1-chainring drivetrain
- DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels
- Niner RDO carbon seat post and stem
"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, Niner is careful to shape the tubing to optimize strength, durability, and stiffness while keeping it as lightweight as possible.
The latest version of their vaunted aluminum gravel frame features a new, forged chainstay yoke to improve tire clearance and stiffness. This design leaves them with an elegant and simple multi-talented platform.
Fork in the road? No problem with RDO carbon out front.
Upfront, the RLT 9 features their all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. It’s made from Niner's famous Race Day Optimized carbon fiber built with a unique process that optimizes the carbon layers' complete compaction 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|
|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|
|Brake Levers||SHIMANO GRX800|
|Brake rotors||SHIMANO RT800 160/160MM CL ROTORS|
|Chain||SHIMANO HG 601 11SP|
|Front shifter||SHIMANO GRX800|
|Rear shifter||SHIMANO GRX800 11SP|
|Rear derailleur||SHIMANO GRX800 GS 11SP SHADOW PLUS|
|Cassette||SHIMANO XT M8000 11SP 11-42T|
|Crankset||EASTON EC90 CARBON, 42T|
|Bottom bracket||EASTON PF30|
|Saddle||NINER CUSTOM WITH TI RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC|
|Seatpost||NINER RDO CARBON, 400MM|
|Handlebar||EASTON EA50 AX|
|Stem||NINER RDO CARBON|
|Headset||NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40|
|Grips||NINER BAR TAPE|
|Approximate weight||21.8 LBS|
- NINER GEOMETRY -
|Top Tube Length||510
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70.5°||71°||71.5°||72°||72.5°|
|Head Tube Length||105
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73°||73°||72.5°|
|Seat Tube Length||430
|Bottom Bracket Drop||75
- 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.