Niner SIR 9 Review: Tested On The Colorado Trail30 Oct 25 Cass Gilbert / bikes
Niner’s latest SIR 9 is the company’s third iteration on their cult classic hardtail. For 2017, it retains the high-end Reynolds 853 tubeset for which the bike is known, infusing its new frame with an up-to-the-minute geometry, all the latest industry standards, clearances for 27.5+ tires, and a host of bikepacking-friendly braze-ons. Given that the company is based in Colorado… it only seemed fitting to it out on the technically demanding and physically challenging Colorado Trail.
Niner RLT 9 Steel Review: Gravel is the new dirt.59 May 19 Logan Watts / bikes
Whether labeled gravel, all-road, adventure, or a jumble of those terms, it’s hard to ignore the wave of genre-blending cross bikes that have slammed into the marketplace recently. One such rig, the Niner RLT 9 Steel, seems to do each of those words justice…