$1,400.00 - $1,430.00
Speed and control in all conditions. Mud, sand, snow, or ice. Whether racing cyclocross or going long, TCX SLR does it all. Battle at the front of the field in a heated cyclocross race, or head out on a marathon gravel road ride. With a superlight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame, matched with a composite fork and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, the TCX SLR gives you smooth, confident handling on all types of terrain. Disc-brake technology boosts control on tight CX courses or wide-open dirt road descents. Symmetrical chainstays add pedaling stiffness, and the D-Fuse seatpost helps smooth out rough terrain. Features: - ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost - Advanced-grade composite fork with alloy/composite OverDrive steerer and 12mm thru-axle - Giant SX-2 Disc wheelset with Schwalbe Super Swan tires - Shimano 105 11-speed shifting - Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes
It's no secret that 'cross doesn't play favorites out on the course—only the strong survive. And when it comes to bikes, this is especially true. That's why our CruX Elite was built to deliver a no-nonsense approach to the discipline of cyclocross. Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups, this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this, but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight, so the CruX now comes in around a scant 900 grams for a 56cm (dependent on frame size and color)—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame, alone, isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant, however, which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter, we lowered the seat collar by two centimeters for more exposed seatpost and cushion for big hits. We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been designed for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers, as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections, the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front-end. This combination also helps to initiate corners, regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud-shedding ability in mind, we included eight millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it’s covered in 10 pounds of mud. It also comes with a reliable SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset, tough DT R470 Disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tires that hookup over nasty terrain. - Our FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and it takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high. - With the SRAM Rival 1 groupset, you're assured of reliable shifting and powerful brakes, all with the ease of use that comes with 1x shifting.
Niner's people are big fans of the road less traveled. Making independent choices is how they were founded and it's how they approach the future. It is with this philosophy that they created the RLT 9. Is it a 29er? A monster-cross machine? A gravel grinder? The answer is yes. Whether you ride drop bars or flats, skinny tires or something a bit more rotund, the RLT 9 is meant for you. The RLT 9 Aluminum is constructed of hydroformed alloy, resulting in a frame that is light, efficient, and beautiful. This is paired with a custom gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork with rack mid mounts that seriously up its cargo carrying capacity. The frame features slightly longer chainstays, a lower bottom bracket, and a slacker headtube angle. This creates the ideal geometry for a stable ride on the rockiest of roads, while still capable of winning a proper cross race. The RLT 9 utilizes modern standards—thru axles, flat-mount disc brakes, and a tapered headtube—that yield improved handling, speed control, and wheel stiffness. It's got internal shifter routings ports that are Di2 ready, offers single-speed compatibility with a Biocentric bottom bracket, and has plenty of mounting points for fenders and a rear rack. With room for up to 1.75-inch tires, there are few adventures the RLT 9 isn't ready for. - Shimano Ultegra drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra hydraulic brakes - Niner carbon seatpost
While other frame materials fall in and out of favor, steel stands the test of time. Finely constructed steel frames, crafted and welded by the best builders, have continued to be the benchmark other materials measure themselves against. The RLT 9 is built with supple, trustworthy Reynolds 853 steel, producing a flawless synthesis of form and function in a frame that makes every ride open for adventure. When designing the RLT 9, Niner considered each detail with convenience and compatibility in mind. The frame utilizes thru-axle technology and flat-mount disc brakes for superior handling and speed control. It'll take a single, double, or triple chainring to conquer any and all terrain, and the PF30 bottom bracket allows the use of Niner's Biocentric bottom bracket for single-speed setups. There are 3 water bottle mounts on every size, as well as mounts for fenders and a rear rack. The bike features a buttery-smooth custom gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork, with mid-blade mounts for optional accessories. The Niner RLT9 is where performance, durability, and ride quality meet. From mounting panniers and racks for camping to traveling the gravel road that curves out of sight, the RLT 9 is more than capable for the open road. - Shimano Ultegra drivetrain - Stan's Grail S1 wheels - Niner carbon seatpost
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