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 …

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 …

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, …

What Do Bikes and Pipe Wrenches Have in Common?

As it turns out, maybe not a lot. If you’re taking a pipe wrench to your bike, it’s probably out of anger and your bike might end up as a junk heap or at a minimum, scarred, very scarred. But, if you’ve ridden your bike somewhere in the realm 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.