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NS has its her­itage in moun­tain bik­ing but as their suc­cess grows, so does their range. The Ana­log is NS’ sin­gle­speed com­muter, con­structed from butted 4130 chro­moly steel and in­cludes a 4130 fork, too. It’s the same frames that NS in­cor­po­rate into their dirt-jump bikes so dura­bil­ity should be guar­an­teed. It’s set up for fixed wheel or free­wheel (16t cog) and is pro­pelled by a 165mm crank from Lasco. Tyre clear­ance is im­mense so you could prob­a­bly go larger than the Jalco DRX3000 wheels. If you want some­thing more hard­core, you could go for the NS Rag+ (in­set pic­ture). The frame’s forged from 6061 T6 cus­tom-formed and butted tubes, one of the most proven al­loys in cy­cling. First de­vel­oped in 1935, it’s gar­nered a rep­u­ta­tion for com­bin­ing com­fort and dura­bil­ity. Throw in the RAG+’s pretty fierce ge­om­e­try and you have a bike that ticks off the gravel-ready check­list.

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