The Gravel / CX bikes tend to look at first glance like racing bikes, just slightly bulkier. They usually feature drop handlebars and racing-style controls, but when we look in detail, bigger differences can be found.
The frame is stronger and allows more space for tires with more grip. The position is slightly more upright to allow more agility and disc brakes are commonly used for a strong braking power in wet and muddy conditions.
Gravel bikes are a great compromise allowing more flexibility and comfort and everyday practicality than racing bikes but still keeping great performance and weight. For this reason, many would choose such a model as an every-day sporty commuter or for their weekend trips.
This model is also the base of choice for a travel bike. The frame is designed to mount rear and front racks and offers a great weight-carrying capacity. fenders can also be mounted on the front and rear wheel thanks to a mounting bridge.
Gravel / CX Model with bamboo frame
The following add-ons and upgrades are available for this product :
|Frame||Bamboo Premium City with joints out of composite hemp fiber-resin. Horizontal top tube.|
|Gear system||SRAM Apex 1 1x11 with 11-42 teeth cassette|
|Chain||SRAM Apex 1|
|Front brake||SRAM Apex 1 with Shimano brake disc, diameter 160mm|
|Rear brake||SRAM Apex 1 with Shimano brake disc, diameter 160mm|
|Brake levers||SRAM Apex 1|
|Tires||Schwalbe CX Pro 30-622|
Shimano RX-05 Disc
|Crankset||Shimano Hollowtech II with Shimano Sora 170 mm. Chainring SRAM Apex 1 42 teeth.|
|Fenders||Optional fenders (see available Add-ons)|
|Weight||10.9 kg without pedals|