RX9 – FURTHER REFINEMENT TO THE CLASSIC GRAVEL PERFORMER
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.
For 2021 the RX9 gets a brand-new frame. With revised sizing to better fit smaller riders and some tweaks to the geometry to improve handling and stability.
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 Carbon fork gives a sturdy feel and sharp handling. 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.As ever, we’ve looked at the smaller details and added additional bottle mounts under the down tube to allow frame bag users another option, as well as internal cable routing with neat aluminium cable grommets.
Flat mount standard disc mount keeps things tidy and accessible for running panniers and mudguards – great for going the distance whatever the weather.
WHY THE RX9?
New Lightweight frame designed in Britain
5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
New Carbon Fork design with 15mm bolt through axle and carbon steerer
Updated frame with tapered headtube
Clearance for clearance for 700x42 or 650x47 tyres
Go to work the long way
Rear Hub 142 x 12
Rear Axle Length-160mm, Thread-20mm, Pitch-M12X1.5
Front Hub 100 x 15
Front Axle Length-152mm, Thread-20mm, Pitch-M12X1.5
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seat Clamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur Band
BB Shell 68 mm
Headset Upper: ZS44/28.6 / Lower: EC44/40
Frame - 6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 650b. Bolt Type Allen Key Head 12 x 167mm ( 142mm Hub)
Headset - FPD 44mm / 56mm zerostack
Fork - Strange Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
Chain - SRAM PC1110
Shifters - SRAM Apex
Cassette - SRAM PG1130 11-42 11spd
Bottom Bracket - FSA Mega Exo
Crankset - FSA Omega 40t
Rear Mech - SRAM Apex
Wheelset - WTB ST i23 on Strange 650
Tyres - WTB Venture 650x47 Tan
Brakes - SRAM Apex Hydraulic
Saddle - Prologo Scratch M5 AGX
Handlebars - Strange F-Bomb
Grips - Strange EAV Gel Bar Tape Black
Seatpost -Strange Post 400 30.9
Seat Clamp -Strange Bolted
Stem - Strange Stalk