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  1. #1
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    RLT 9 Aluminum Questions

    Hey All,
    Looking at an RLT9 aluminum and primarily using it for gravel events but still want to dabble in cross. (Selling cx bike to fund this) (a Crux)

    Anyone using the RLT9 for graveling and cross racing? Is it still snappy like a cx bike or a little sluggish with it being a little longer in some areas? Insight from anyone racing this bike is greatly appreciated.

    I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam... am I a 59 frame? (yes on the site - but looking for real world feedback)

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  2. #2
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    Dont race...its a great bike for graveling. As for snappy I can only compare it to my road bike (sectour) and its def "slower" not by much but noticeable. I am 5'6" 29" in seam and ride a 50cm. Bikes fits good.

  3. #3
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    Iíve got an aluminum RLT and use it for gravel riding but not cross. Iíve ridden quite a few gravel races with it and really enjoy the bike. Iíve been thinking about buying a RLT RDO frame this winter and swapping over everything. The geometry is really nice for me, but Iím thinking the carbon will help smooth out the chatter.

    Iím 6í6Ē with a 38 cycling inseam. 62cm for me, and it fits great.

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    I ride the original RLT at least 3 days a week on dirt road rides, pavement, and even some singletrack. The first 2 years I had it I did race some cross with it, but I rarely race any more. I think it is a great bike. It is a master of none, but can be used for so many different types of terrain. I cannot help you with fit, I am 5'4" 30" inseam and ride the 47cm. When it comes time to replace this bike I will more than likely go with the steel version...just because I like steel.

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