Gravel Goodness – Merlin Cycles Weblog


As gravel using has turn out to be extra common and extra merchandise and bikes are out out there, there’s an ever rising quantity of distinctive bikes and equipment accessible. Right here’s our decide of good, shiny stuff from the highest of the gravel pile.

Ibis Hakka GRX Enve Gravel Bike

The Hakka MX from Ibis is their reply to the Swiss Military Knife. It’s the bike you must select if heaven forbid, you might solely have one bike. The Hakka MX is a gravel bike. It’s additionally a cross bike and a highway bike and ideal for bike packing journeys! With its ultra-versatile geometry and 1000g body weight, the Hakka MX is simply as completely satisfied crushing the native membership trip as it’s leaping obstacles or tenting out.

Orro Terra C Ekar Gravel Bike

The Orro Terra C is characterised by its gentle responsive trip high quality, constructed with the specs needed to supply succesful management throughout diverse terrain. An adaptive bike crafted to make sure that your subsequent journey, new route, or previous commute is a complete blast.

Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M

The Cinturato™ Gravel Combined Terrain is a gravel-specific tyre designed for combined terrain, the place the floor varies between compact and unstable terrain and all intermediate sorts. The tread consists of knobs with common peak and spacing to ensure wonderful efficiency on a variety of terrains.

Token RoubX Prime Carbon Wheelset

With a wheelset weight of beneath 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.

Merlin Malt G2X Frameset

The Malt G2X is proving itself to be a greater than succesful frameset. These frames are at present being ridden by our prospects in extraordinarily diverse 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 powerful, triple-butted alluminium tubing, a tapered entrance steerer (1 1/8-1.5″) for a stable, predictable entrance finish. The Malt G2X geometry provides consolation, stability and easy efficiency, whereas the total carbon fork successfully smooths out trails by absorbing vibrations from rougher surfaces.The frameset has the flexibleness 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? Take a look at the Malt G2X GRX

Fulcrum Fast Purple 300 DB 2WF 650b Gravel Wheelset

The Fast Purple 300 DB 2-Means-fit wheels has been designed for b-road / gravel using in thoughts. Unpaved roads, paths and filth tracks name for a wider rim channel , Constructed fully with a machined CNC aluminum part, which considerably lowers their weight, their 24 mm inner rim width is right for present frames designed round bigger wheels. 

Deda Gravel 100 RHM Handlebars

Developed from the favored Zero 100 Deda drop bar, the Gravel 100 has a light aero form which permits a extra comfy hand maintain. With its ‘simple to reside wth’ compact form and delicate aptitude on the drops, the Gravel 100 provides an important mixture of consolation and management, while weighing in at a good 260 grams.

Maxxis Rambler Exo TR

A tyre for combined 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.

100% Altis Gravel Helmet

That includes 14 massive vents for good airflow, a washable moisture wicking anti-microbial liner and the Smartshock Rotational Safety System, the Altis is engineered for the calls for of at this time’s gravel bike rider.

Crono CE1 Gravel / MTB

The Crono CE1 is the results of innovation and the flexibility to mix totally different applied sciences collectively. Manufactured from suede leather-based with water repellent remedy helps to maintain you toes dry even in unhealthy circumstances. Internally it has a snug Lycra® lining made like a sock

Restrap Bar Bag – Massive

Planning a summer time of bike-packing or touring? Possibly want to hold stuff however don’t have eyelets in your bike? The Restrap Bar Bag may very well be the accent you’re on the lookout for. The bar bag has a beneficiant 14 litre capability with an additional 3 litres accessible within the meals pouch.

Restrap Bar Bag – Massive

Deda Gera DCR Carbon Gravel Handlebars

The Deda Gera merely defines a brand new customary for gravel handlebars. It is usually the right alternative everytime you trip an journey & touring bike set-up. A number of fingers positions on the rider disposal to search out one of the best grip, aggressive if you wish to run quick or comfy if you wish to take pleasure in your lengthy trip within the nature. 

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 disillusioned. The groupset options a lovely carbon chainset design, whereas the gear modifications have the acquainted stable Campagnolo ‘klunk’ when altering. Cleverly designed levers make gear shifts simple from the hoods and the drops.

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