Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch talks about mental preparation

Rebecca Rusch, three time winner of the Dirty Kanza, returns this year to compete in the 100 mile race. Here she talks about the importance of breaking down the race into pieces so it’s easier to wrap your head around. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Vibration and fatique during a long …

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: 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 …

Is Niner’s RLT 9 RDO Carbon Gravel Bike for Me?

A performance oriented gravel bike? Yes. The youngest child in Niner’s Road Less Traveled (RLT) family arrived in early 2017. The youngest child shares some characteristics with its siblings – the RLT 9 Steel and RLT 9 Aluminum – but has a ride feel all its own – a ride feel …

Is Niner’s RLT 9 Steel Gravel Bike for Me?

Niner’s Road Less Traveled (RLT) family has grown. The middle child, the RLT Steel shares some characteristics with its siblings but has a ride feel all its own. It’s the feel of a fine steel bike loved by many riders. WITH THE GROWTH OF THE FAMILY, WE’VE HAD A LOT OF …

Fully Loaded: The Blackburn Rangers Ride On

The Blackburn Rangers program began its fourth season last spring. With names like Christian and Ivan, Brian and Courtney and Katie and Laura, this season’s Blackburn Rangers headed out for some serious time away. Their adventures would take them across the country, over mountains, along oceans, through deserts and everywhere …

Bikepacking 101: Four Different Approaches to Loading Your Bike

Where do you wander? In the past couple of years, Niner has learned a lot from teaming up with Blackburn Designs in support of their Ranger program. One of the results of the partnership is Roll With It, a book about the ins and outs of traveling on your bike. …

Riding the new RLT 9 RDO – a Gravel Grinder Built for Performance

Athletes Rebecca Rusch, Zach Allison and Barrett James discuss what motivates them to ride gravel instead of riding on the road. Featuring the new Niner Bikes RLT 9 RDO, a performance driven carbon fiber gravel bike. Why do you ride Gravel? from Niner Bikes on Vimeo.