NINER RLT 9 STEEL 2-Star Apex

$3,149.00
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RLT 9 STEEL

All-day comfort, confidence, and control

Steel is truly real

It’s not about where you’re at, it’s about where you’re headed.

The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who’s after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it’s on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel.

Reynolds 853 steel

Our love affair with air-hardened Reynolds 853 steel started early. From early flirting with the ROS 9, to the first SIR 9, to our current RLT 9 steel, we’ve crushed on ferrous frames for over 15 years.

Why does Niner steel still feel so real?

In practical terms, Reynolds 853 is a nearly perfect material for creating bike frames. Rather than being weakened by heat, the frame tube junctions actually strengthen after TIG welding. This allows the use of thinner, lighter frame tubes without any sacrifice in durability or strength.

Additionally, steel-framed bicycles have a well-earned reputation for rugged, dependable reliability. Steel has a way of brushing off the inevitable scratches, dings, and rough treatment that accompanies the best adventures. No matter if you have a cross-continent excursion or a county line commute, the RLT 9 steel loves to be loaded up and rolled out.

Steel frame, RDO carbon fork

The RLT 9 Steel features our all-new RDO carbon fiber fork. The combination of steel frame and carbon fork is sure to offer a supple ride, regardless of duration. This beautifully designed fork is composed of famous 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.

Tire size compatibility for any adventure

Get ready to swoon. With more tire clearance than ever before, the RLT 9 Steel 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.

Frame features fit for going farther

Are you a steel 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 Steel 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. You can haul anything from a love letter to your hockey team’s uniforms...

Moving on- 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 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.

 

"Niner really nailed it with this bike."

"Riding the RLT off pavement was more comfortable, more efficient, and just plain more fun than riding a mountain bike on similar surfaces."

"After several months on this bike, it’s easy to say I love it."

"This sturdy steel, disc brake, and rack mount-equipped Niner is so much more than an adventure bike."

"All told, the RLT 9 Steel is a bike that’s damned near perfect for what it’s trying to bemdash;a go getter rig destined for weekend adventures, a gravel grinder that begs for all-day rides, and a light touring bike that offers a ticket to lesser used tracks."

"The RLT 9’s steel frame is a well shy;designed piece of Reynolds 853 mastery."

RLT 9 STEEL

2-STAR APEX 1
$3,149.00
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RLT 9 STEEL 2-STAR SRAM APEX 1 Specifications

SRAM's budget-friendly Apex 1 drivetrain suits our 2-Star Apex 1 package perfectly. With Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, SRAM Apex single-ring drivetrain, and Easton handlebar, it's a value-priced gravel-grinding package.

  • SRAM Apex 1 single chainring drivetrain
  • Niner alloy wheels
  • Niner alloy seatpost and stem
AVAILABLE FRAME SIZES 47CM, 50CM, 53CM, 56CM, 59CM, 62CM AVAILABLE COLORS BLACK / BRONZE
FRAME REYNOLDS 853 STEEL; EXTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; 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 NOTUBES SEALANT (2X 2OZ BOTTLES)
FRONT WHEEL NINER ALLOY, 22.5MM INNER WIDTH, CENTERLOCK, 100 X12MM REAR WHEEL NINER ALLOY, 22.5MM INNER WIDTH, CENTERLOCK, 142 X12MM
FRONT TIRE SCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND PERFORMANCE RACEGUARD, TLE, 700 X 40 REAR TIRE SCHWALBE G-ONE ALLROUND PERFORMANCE RACEGUARD, TLE, 700 X 40
BRAKES SRAM APEX 1 HRD FM BRAKE LEVERS SRAM APEX 1 HRD
BRAKE ROTORS SRAM CENTERLINE 160/160MM CL ROTORS CHAIN SRAM PG 1130 11SP
FRONT SHIFTER SRAM APEX 1 REAR SHIFTER SRAM APEX 1 HRD 11SP
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM APEX 1 LONG CAGE
CASSETTE SRAM PC 1130 11SP 11-42T CRANKSET SRAM APEX 1 40T
BOTTOM BRACKET PRESTINE PF30 THREAD TOGETHER SADDLE NINER CUSTOM WITH CHRO-MO RAILS, EMBOSSED NINER GRAPHIC
SEATPOST NINER ALLOY, 400MM  HANDLEBAR EASTON EA50 AX
STEM NINER ALLOY  HEADSET NINER INTEGRATED SHIS DESCRIPTION IS42/28.6|IS52/40
GRIPS NINER BAR TAPE APPROXIMATE WEIGHT 23.2 LBS

We make every effort to publish accurate build specs, however Niner Bikes reserves the right to make substitutions or changes to bike assembly specification at any time without notice or warning. Product images may not reflect actual specification. Minor variance in color may be visible including fork decal color. Published approximate weights are for size medium (53cm) and may vary by +/- 15% due to manufacturing tolerances.

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