The Road to Kanza: Up Close with Amanda’s Performance Machine

There’s a lot that goes into both bike fit and component selection when you spend as much time on a bike as Amanda “Panda” Nauman does each season, especially during the Dirty Kanza (13 hours) where she will seek to defend her title for the 3rd time. Here’s a closer look at the Niner RLT 9 RDO that she rode during her Ride2Mammoth. (Note, some bits and pieces will change depending on race day conditions, etc.)

Amanda’s bike on white, the details:

  • Niner RLT 9 RDO, Size 47
  • Niner RDO Gravel fork
  • Easton EA90 SL disk carbon wheelset
  • X-Lab Gorilla carbon water bottle cages
  • Tubeless Hutchinson Sector tires with Orange Seal tubeless setup. (She will definitely swap these out for tubeless Clements at Kanza.)
  • Shimano Ultegra hydraulic flat mount disc brakes with 140mm rotors – front and back
  • Top tube bag (not shown) Dark Speed Works – Speedpack 483

The Front Half

  • Shimano R785 Ultegra 11 speed Di2 shifters and hydraulic brake levers
  • Easton EC 70 AX handlebars with Easton tape
  • Easton EC 70 SL stem

The Back End

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed rear derailleur with pulley wheels by Kogel Bearings
  • Shimano 11sp cassette – 11-32 teeth

Power  Transfer

  • Easton EC90 SL crankset with Cinch power meter
  • Crank Brothers Ti Egg Beaters pedals 11


Comfort Zone

  • SDG Components Circuit Mountain saddle
  • Easton EC90 seatpost

And last, but not least, everybody needs a bottle cap on their bike. The Niner YAWYD is the perfect piece to make this happen.

Click to learn all about our five athletes on their Road to Kanza. You’ll find: In depth interviews, videos, training prep and bike setup.