New bike day.

This is a build I’ve been planning for a long time. Niner RLT9 Steel, with Niner carbon fork. Ultegra 46/34 crankset, ultegra rear derailleur with 11-34t 11spd cassette, and Stan’s Grail rims laced to some disc hubs. I’ll be alternating between 28c gatorskins for road and likely some WTB Nano 40c tires for gravel.

Currently having some clearance issues with the rear disc, trying to sort that out. Really digging the matte silver and powder blue. Thinking it will look rad with some orange housings.


This is going to be a long-haul bike for all-day rides and multi-day bikepack trips. Since regularly biking to work, I’ve been riding around 260mi/month, aiming to break 500 miles this month and this whip will leave me with no excuse.