Niner’s RLT9 gravel bike lineup has new spec and build options across the entire lineup, from a new price-point Shimano Tiagra build up to their latest Ultegra R8000 group. In between them is a full SRAM Rival build, and all three come with Centerlock rotors and hydraulic disc brakes. Updated kits will be available on the carbon RLT9 RDO, the alloy RLT9 and the recently updated RLT9 Steel.
While 1x is still gaining popularity for gravel, Niner’s giving you wider range with finer increments between them with new 50/34 gearing, up from the 46/36 used before. Tires will be Schwalbe G-One 700×38 tires, and Niner says once installed, they’ll measure 40mm.
Other tweaks include a new embossed saddle with Niner’s serape design and matching bar tape with durable alloy expanding bar end plugs that keep your bar tape where it should be. And it’ll be wrapped around Easton EA50 AX bars all levels.
For bikes built with their Niner wheels (alloy and carbon), they’ll now come pre-taped and valved to be tubeless ready (though alloy rims will come with standard non-tubeless ready tires and tubes, but the wheels will be ready for upgrading).