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As gravel driving has change into extra well-liked and extra merchandise and bikes are out out there, there’s an ever rising quantity of distinctive bikes and package accessible. Right here’s our choose of good, shiny stuff from the highest of the gravel pile.

Wilier Jena Ekar Gravel Bike

Whether or not you view it as an all-Italian thoroughbred or only a actually, very nice gravel bike, the Wilier Jena Ekar ticks all of the containers. With what most gravelistas would in all probability think about to be a top-tier european construct, the Jena options Campagnolo 13 Velocity Ekar groupset and Miche Graff wheels. Full particulars and spec right here.

Wilier Jena Ekar

Token RoubX Prime Carbon Wheelset

With a wheelset weight of below 1500 grams and the flexibility to run tubeless or clinchers from 700x30mm to 29×2.1″, the Token RoubX wheels are excellent for off-road race bikes, both cyclocross or gravel. Presently (21.04.22) on sale with a whopping 41% low cost.

Token RoubX Prime Wheelset

Merlin Malt G2X Frameset

The Malt G2X is proving itself to be a greater than succesful frameset. These frames are presently being ridden by our clients in extraordinarily different landscapes all over the world, from the open plains of central Canada, to milder trails of inland Australia. The Malt G2X frameset options: light-weight, but robust, triple-butted alluminium tubing, a tapered entrance steerer (1 1/8-1.5″) for a stable, predictable entrance finish. The Malt G2X geometry presents consolation, stability and easy efficiency, whereas the total carbon fork successfully smooths out trails by absorbing vibrations from rougher surfaces.The frameset has the pliability to be constructed with 1x or 2x transmission and on 650b or 700c wheels, full construct weights between 8 – 10KG relying on specification.

Need one already constructed? Try the Malt G2X GRX

Merlin Malt G2X Frameset

Deda Gravel 100 RHM Handlebars

Developed from the favored Zero 100 Deda drop bar, the Gravel 100 has a gentle aero form which permits a extra comfy hand maintain. With its ‘straightforward to stay wth’ compact form and mild aptitude on the drops, the Gravel 100 presents a terrific mixture of consolation and management, while weighing in at a good 260 grams.

Deda Gravel 100 RHM

Maxxis Rambler Exo TR

A tyre for blended circumstances, the Rambler Exo TR (tubeless prepared) has tightly packed centre knobs for higher rolling resistance on hardpacked surfaces and extra spaced out facet knobs for predictable cornering and digging in to variable terrain.

Maxxis Rambler Exo TR

100% Altius Gravel Helmet

That includes 14 giant vents for good airflow, a washable moisture wicking anti-microbial liner and the Smartshock Rotational Safety System, the Altius is engineered for the calls for of as we speak’s gravel bike rider.

100% Altius Gravel Helmet

Sidi Jarin

The Sidi Jarin is the final word shoe for gravel driving, designed utilising a mixture of MTB and Street shoe attributes and options. The stiff carbon sole is nice for energy switch; the sleek completed higher and rubber toe part are straightforward to wipe clear of mud or mud. With the standard Sidi characteristic such because the heel cup, matched with the simple & quick Techno 3 Plus closure system, the Jarin sneakers are the best choice for gravel driving.

Sidi Jarin

Restrap Bar Bag – Giant

Planning a summer season of bike-packing or touring? Perhaps want to hold stuff however don’t have eyelets in your bike? The Restrap Bar Bag might be the accent you might be in search of. The bar bag has a beneficiant 14 litre capability with an additional 3 litres accessible within the meals pouch.

Restrap Bar Bag – Giant

Campagnolo Ekar 13 Velocity Groupset

That includes the world’s lightest gravel particular drivetrain and 13 gears (together with a tiny 9 sprocket), Campagnolo’s lengthy awaited enterprise to gravel hasn’t disenchanted. The groupset options an attractive carbon chainset design, whereas the gear adjustments have the acquainted stable Campagnolo ‘klunk’ when altering. Cleverly designed levers make gear shifts straightforward from the hoods and the drops.

Campagnolo Ekar

View our full present vary of gravel bikes, components and equipment right here

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