The Niner RLT (Road Less Traveled) 9 was the company’s first departure from mountain-only bikes. Now, it has updated the aluminum model with new colors (green and white/orange), and updated both models with thru-axles all around and more rack mounts on the accompanying carbon fork.
Niner calls this bicycle a “Swiss Army Knife” that can tour, commute, race and explore roads of all conditions. The RLT 9 will accept both 700c and 29er wheels and has a lower bottom bracket and slacker headtube than a general road bike.
Prices for the aluminum model run from $5,550 for the top-of-the-line model with Shimano Di2 to $2,000 for a Shimano 105 build with mechanical disk brakes. Framesets are available for $1,050. The steel RLT builds (made from Reynolds 853) run $500 more at each build level. More from Niner Bikes.