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, …

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 …

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.