Niner’s New RLT 9 Steel Available Feb 17, 2017

Niner’s tried and true RLT 9 Steel platform got some upgrades with its latest model. These upgrades include flat mount disc brakes, more bottle bosses, mounts on the fork as well as a bolt-on top tube bag attachment. These frames will fit a 1.75″ tire, as well as double and triple cranksets. The new RLT 9 Steel is available in 1-star up to 4-star builds from both Shimano and SRAM. Head to Niner to see more.

  • Matt M

    Anyone have a good recommendation for a bolt-on top tube bag? A quick google search brings some up, but when they talk about how many gels they hold I think I need more space.

  • Chris Brakel

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  • Keith Gibson


  • trololo

    This is beyond nitpicky but it’d be cool to see manufacturers move beyond the CX 46-36 chainring setup for what’s obviously a touring oriented bike. Getting a 32t or lower on the small chainring would be ideal. The bike is still sick, of course.

    • True, but SRAM / Shimano might not offer that as a build kit option.

      • Robert Franklin

        What does SRAM/Shimano have that is below that? AFAIK Felt is the only company shipping a bike like this with a sub-compact chainring, only because they are partnered with FSA and used theirs instead of SRAM/Shimano.

        • Ryanisinallofus

          Specialized Seqoia has a 32 inner. It has an FSA crank but I can’t find out if it’s a special BCD on the inner ring or just a very tight 32T 110BCD.

          I for the life of me can’t understand why every crank in the world isn’t a 110/72 or set up like the white industries variable bolt circle crank or compass Cycles Renée Herse crank.

          • Robert Franklin

            FSA is doing 90mm BCDs on some things now; check this out.


            I ended up using an EBB with a Sugino OX901D Compact Plus (110/74 BCD) on my RLT9, so I could get 46T/30T and use the EBB to lower my BB.

          • nielubieto’em all

            I’m thinking of getting X0 spider and putting MTB chainrings on my Force CX1 crank, but can’t really tell if it’s the best or the worst idea ever.

          • Or just the White Industries 30mm VBC cranks.

          • nielubieto’em all

            Too $$$

          • Tim Guarente

            Yeah, and those aren’t budget items. A White crank is on my wish list, but I’d be happy with something more affordable if it had similar versatility.

      • JScriv

        Niner specs the same drivetrains on their CX and Gravel bikes – ask Kyle about his gearing when he road to Steamboat!

    • skunk ape

      I put a Wolf Tooth Road Link and a 40t cassette on my 105 kitted RLT9. It works like a charm.

  • Robert Franklin

    Its like they took every nitpick I had with my original steel RLT and adjusted it. Very nice.

    This is the 2nd post I’ve seen talking about extra bottle bosses. Mine has 2 in the triangle, one on the downtube, and 2 on the fork. What got added?

    • Does yours have two on the fork?

      • Robert Franklin

        Yes, mine does. I’ve mounted Blackburn cargo cages up there for bikepacking before.

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      • JScriv

        I feel like Niners missing the boat ever so slightly by only going for two bosses vs. three on the fork legs.

  • recurrecur

    Really great looking bike, nice builds – but the PF EBB is Kryptonite to me.

  • Roma Fedorov

    Finally they putted normal rack eyelets !!
    But why this bike is so expensive 3200$ for rival build ??!!