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Niner releases new RLT 9 and AIR 9 models, new color and build options

Niner releases new RLT 9 and AIR 9 models, new color and build options
Niner introduces two new bikes and new color and build options.

Earlier this year, Niner's Mike Gann introduced to us at PressCamp their RLT 9 RDO, the top-end carbon gravel bike. Now, they've refreshed the more affordable aluminum RLT 9, added the new AIR 9 aluminum hardtail mountain bike, tweaked those designs to improve the ride, and sprayed some dashing new colors on other models.

Niner RLT 9


After being absent from Niner's lineup for a time, the RLT 9 is back with frame geometry that more closely resembles the carbon RLT RDO.

Highlights

  • Hydroformed aluminum frame
  • Revised geometry to improve stand over
  • Accepts up to a 1.75" tire
  • Flat mount disc brake compatible
  • Singlespeed compatible with Biocentric 30 (sold separately)
  • Frame and fork mounts
  • Pricing starts at $2000 USD
  • See builds and specs →

Niner AIR 9


The Niner AIR 9 also went missing from their lineup for a while, but it's back now, too. Niner says it's "the perfect blend of cross country quickness mixed with a rowdier trail attitude." The 73 mm PF30 BB shell allows for geared or single-speed compatability and it makes room for riders to choose from 29 x 2.4 inch or 27.5 x 3.0 inch tires with 148 x 12 Boost rear spacing.

Highlights

  • Hydroformed aluminum frame
  • 120mm front fork
  • Niner [R]evolution geometry
  • Boost 148 spacing allows for 27.5 plus or 29 inch wheel compatibility
  • Singlespeed compatible with Biocentric 30 (sold separately)
  • Pricing starts at $1700 USD
  • See builds and specs →

New Niner color options


Niner adds new colors to some of its current bikes. The RIP 9 RDO entices in Mint with a hint of red. The “Be Seen” JET 9 RDO turns heads with some neon Green and blue highlights. The AIR 9 RDO blazes the trail in “Aren’t you glad you raced it” bright Orange.

New components spec'ed on Niner Star Builds


Star builds for every mountain bike feature SRAM’s reliable 1x systems – NX1, GX Eagle, and X01 Eagle. Suspension duties for each mountain bike are handled by either Fox Shox or RockShox, with the SIR 9, AIR 9, and RKT 9 now running 120 mm forks.

 

 

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Anthony d morrowAuthor: Anthony Morrow
Anthony has over 20 years of traditional and online marketing success in a breadth of industries, but admits all that hard work has always been just a means to support his cycling habit. An avid road cyclist since “forever”, Anthony began competing in college and continued right along, racing a few years in the U.S. at the pro level. Learn more at www.imadm.com.
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