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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.