Although the Niner RLT 9 Steel has seen some major updates since Logan’s 2016 review, including a new carbon fork, internally routed cables, flat mount brakes, and three-pack mounts on the fork legs, many of the features he praised still hold true today. The RLT 9 Steel is built up around a Reynolds 853 steel frame and their RDO carbon fiber fork, and it has front and rear thru-axles and clearance for 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.0″ tires. It is kitted out with loads of different mountings options—26 in total—for racks, fenders, and bolt-on bags, and has dropper post routing for the rowdiest of gravel rides. Although no specs have been updated for 2021, Niner just announced two new colours for the RLT 9 Steel: a Black / Bronze and Emerald Green.
It’s not yet entirely clear what builds will be offered from Niner, but we do know that the RLT 9 Steel will be available as a frame only, and in several different complete builds ranging from just under $3,000 up to around $6,000 USD. Stock is expected to be available by April. See more at NinerBikes.com.
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