We love the RX9 so much, it hits that perfect sweet spot for an all-road-off-road machine. It’s well-mannered on tarmac but really comes into its own when you turn down those unexplored trails you always wanted to check out. Confident off-road geometry means the RX9 is reassuringly capable for a dropbar bike.
The responsive and comfortable double-butted alloy frame features a low 30.9 seat tube for plenty or standover. Meanwhile, a 142 x 12mm bolt-through rear and 15mm bolt-through fork keeps things feeling sturdy and the handling snappy. The frame has internal dropper post compatibility too, so you can spec an RX9 to be as wild as you like. You’ve plenty of tyre choice too, with carefully shaped stays to allow up to 42mm 700c or a large volume 650b set-up.
Flat mount standard disc mount keeps things tidy and accessible for running panniers and mudguards – great for going the distance whatever the weather.
A great spec with its rugged 1x11 drivetrain and hydraulic disk brakes. The carbon fork looks sharp and adds comfort up front.
|Frame & Fork|
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube|
|Fork||RX9 Rigid Carbon|
|Headset||FPD 44mm For Tapered Steerer|
|Rear Axle||Hidden Tool Free QR Lever (Boost 148mm Hub)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Wheelset||Formula + Alex GD24|
|Tyres||Maxxis Rambler 700 x 40c|
|Crankset||SRAM Apex 1 40t|
|Rear Mech||SRAM Apex|
|Cassette||SRAM NX 11-42t 11spd 1130|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP|
|Chain||SRAM PC1130 11spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Apex Hydraulic|
|Handlebar||Strange 440 Drop Bar|
|Grips||EAV Grip Tape with Gel Orange|
|Seatpost||Strange Post 400 30.9|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa RS|
|Seat Clamp||Strange Bolted|