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    2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO

    Niner has now completed the RLT trifecta! 1st alloy, then steel, and now the carbon model rounds out the line-up. This new carbon bike looks sweet and comes with some new perks new to Niner like...fully internal cable routing, flat and recessed brake mounts. Looks really nice and will compete with the Crux and other high end carbon cross/gravel bikes!

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    1100 gram frame only. 1850 frameset, 56cm, including axles, headset, collar. Good reviews so far. Anyone here have something similar to compare it to....BSB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    1100 gram frame only. 1850 frameset, 56cm, including axles, headset, collar. Good reviews so far. Anyone here have something similar to compare it to....BSB?
    If it's anything like the BSB, it'll be awesome. I just switched from an aluminum RLT to a BSB, and the stiffness in the pedaling platform was a surprisingly nice advantage. The BSB is a lot more agile, but I doubt that translates to the RLT 9 RDO since it has a longer wheelbase/chainstay. Both great bikes. Thru axles and the weight reduction were also huge.

    I don't run fenders and I occasionally CX race, so the BSB was a no brainer for me.

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    The RLT RDO has some minor geo tweaks to put it between the RLT alloy and the BSB. Looks like a great bike overall that should be at home on just about any terrain (within reason of course).

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    Both great choices with lots of options as to how you want to build. I am thinking of a frame only option and build it more like a Cutthroat!....

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    I've been looking really hard at the RLT RDO to replace my Domane Disc. As Brady mentioned...it's a little more aggressive than the RLT alloy, but not as aggressive as BSB. I'm sure the carbon layup is tweaked too to make it a little more comfortable since it's made to be ridden for more than 45-60 minutes at a time.

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    I'm building one for mixed pavement and gravel use locally as well as full day and perhaps even multi day mountain adventures.


    There is also a SRAM equipped one on Pedalroom. Looks like he has it set up for commuting maybe. Says it is 17.05 lb.

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    Excellent build thread, Tim. The patience and skill I do not possess.

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