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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Niner RLT 9. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- The RLT’s geometry is tweaked for prolonged comfort over long distances.
- Riders were spoilt by a wide gear-range on models with a 2x compact crankset and 11-34 cassette.
- Carbon frames were smooth and forgiving. Steel offered superior dampening offroad.
- Hydraulic SRAM Red disc-brakes provided positive stopping power in consort with…
- ...15mm and 12mm thru-axles, keeping things stiff, especially under strong braking forces.
- Versatility was a major drawcard. The RLT performs as a gravel-bike, roadborne commuter and even on root-ridden singletrack.
- One expert described the RLT’s hydroformed aluminum frame as beautiful.
- Power transmission issues forth with delicious efficiency from this raucous rig.
- Appearances have not been overlooked, with owners impressed by the RLT’s unique bottle-cap top-cap and color choices, that include ‘Baja Blue’.
- Tire-clearance was generous, with room for a claimed 50c tire on certain models.
- Experts painted a picture of a light and fast rig with a whippet-swift demeanour.
- Multiple mounts on most iterations, make the RLT 9 RDO suitable for bikepacking.
- Steel models are flush with bottle-cages, having mounts for three.
- Schwalbe G-One tires came tubeless-ready and rolled fast on-roads and grippy off.
5 reasons not to buy
- An expert found the RLT’s fork to be too heavy for serious cycrocross racing.
- Some reviewers felt that gearing was angled more toward high top-speeds than steep climbs.
- One owner would have liked to see more mounts for racks on the Apex commuter model.
- One brevity-endowed rider needed to cut down the ‘superlong’ seatpole to achieve a neat fit.
- An expert felt that the beefy strength of the bike’s front-end contributed to an excessive stiffness.