Gravel bikes – comfortable racers for gravel paths, field paths and asphalt roads
GO BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ROAD!
At first it was just an idea, then it became a trend and now it is an entire movement: Gravel bikes are mixing up the cycling world! Somewhere between cross bikes and marathon bikes, a whole new cycling category has established itself. The bikes of this category are as versatile as the grounds they feel at home on. The idea came from the USA, a land where fitness, movement and experience are of high importance. Nowadays, all those who think a road bike is too special for them and who also like to ride off the roads go for a gravel bike. One very important aspect in this bike category is comfort, which is why the frames and components are designed and selected accordingly. The riding position is more upright than on thoroughbred racers, the top tube is shorter, the head tube a bit longer. A better overview and a more relaxed position ensure higher comfort. A larger wheel base offers increased directional stability and higher riding stability. It is achieved through a longer rear stay that provides smooth riding, too. The geometry is thus particularly suitable for long distances. The bikes’ good all-round talents and the capability to work well on almost all grounds are thanks to wider tyres. The tyre widths in this category usually are between 28 and 35 mm. While wider tyres with great grip particularly prove their worth on gravel, field and forest paths, all those who mostly ride over asphalt roads can also choose smaller models. In general, more voluminous tyres have the advantage of being more comfortable, which especially proves advantageous on long distances. As gravel bikes are mostly equipped with disc brakes, they also offer great safety. In this way, long downhills, serpentine roads and bad weather will no longer frighten you. A disc brake reliably carries out its duties. Therefore, gravel bikes present themselves as comfortable, versatile training and touring partners that feel at home in almost every terrain.
Experience gravel racing with our XEON CDX CROSS GRAVEL-3000! A bombastic frame, an outstanding groupset, great wheels – what more could you want? But let's start differently: Our high-end carbon cross frame offers extremely high stability and an incredibly low weight (from approx. 1040 g). It comes with a sensationally sophisticated High Performance Disc full-carbon fork with a tapered headset and disc brake mount. The extremely good Ultegra 6800 group by Shimano – the reference of the upper mid range – is sued for shifting and braking. The bike rolls on our own wheels: The ROSE DX1650 Disc wheelset is designed for use with disc brakes and thanks to the use of thru axles in front and rear, it is extremely stiff. The wheels come with high-volume Schwalbe G-One EVO tyres with additional V-Guard to easily manage tough tours!
With speed and hightech over gravel and asphalt – the XEON CDX CROSS GRAVEL-3100 Di2 is ready to be tortured! But no worries, this bike also only has a weary smile for heavy loads – it is based on an especially stable and light carbon frame and an excellent High Performance Disc full-carbon fork with a 1 1/8-15" steerer tube for even more stiffness in the headset area. Shimano's Ultegra Di2 6870 presents high-end technology: The electronic shifting system takes you to a completey new world of gear changing. It is lightning-fast, precise and requires minimum operating forces while offering high comfort. Our ROSE CDX-1450 Carbon Disc wheels, too, are top-notch. Equipped with a thru axle, they are ready to master demanding trails. They work together with the G-One EVO tyres by Schwalbe – a great combination for your gravel ride!
Dust is raised, the air is vibrating and your bike runs as if the road would never end. Gravel bikes open up new ways and experiences that will enrich your cycling life. Our XEON CDX CROSS GRAVEL-4400 1X11 is the perfect vehicle for this. A top-class carbon frame with a great weight and a sensational full-carbon fork represents the basis for breathtaking speed. The shifting system is reduced to 1x11 gears to ensure a low weight, direct response and to use the full gear ratio. Our XEON CDX CROSS GRAVEL-4400 1x11, too, comes with exclusive wheels – ROSE CDX-1450 Carbon Disc is printed on the rims. They come with thru axles in front and rear (front: 15/100 mm, rear: 12/142 mm) and with excellent Schwalbe G-One EVO tyres – for great puncture protection and extremely low rolling resistance.