The Road to Kanza: Five Athletes. 200 Miles. How Will They Do?

The Newbie. The Crit Specialist. The Returning Champ. The Queen of Pain. The Mountain Bike Racer. Five athletes. One race. 200 miles. How will each one do? We won’t know until race day. For now, meet a determined crew of cyclists ready to take on one of gravel grinding’s top …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch, the Seasoned Veteran Returns

Rebecca Rusch, a three time winner of the Dirty Kanza, sat down with us and talked about her return to Emporia, Kansas, this time to take a shot at 100 miles of gravel. Watch the video and read the accompanying interview with even more information and insight from the Queen …

The Road to Kanza: The 200 Mile Criterium with Zack Allison

Zack Allison of Source Endurance Training and a member of Team Clif Bar Cycling has his sights set on winning the Dirty Kanza 200, a race he compares to a long criterium. We caught up with him during training to talk preparation and his motivation as he heads down the #roadtokanza. NINER: …

The Road to Kanza: Through the Eyes of Amanda Nauman, Two Time Champion

Coming out of college where she competed as a NCAA swimmer, Amanda “Panda” Nauman knew she needed something to keep active and keep her competitive edge. She was drawn to cycling. After having spent years in the pool, cycling was something different and, she realized she enjoyed it. She began …

The Road to Kanza: Into the Unknown with Kristin Taylor

“I just go out and try stuff. No pressure. Just learn.” That quote may sum up Kristin Taylor, a Niner team member, who has embraced gravel biking and significantly progressed her mountain biking skills since coming to work for Niner just over a year ago. Hailing from Emporia, Kansas, Kristin …

Which Gravel Bike is for You? The Niner RLT 9 Siblings Explained

What do you mean Niner’s got three bikes called the RLT 9? How is each gravel bike model different than the other? How do I choose? Niner brought the first member of RLT 9 family to life in 2013. The Road Less Traveled (RLT), a close cousin to Niner’s mountain bikes, …