GRAVEL

Pedal Magazine - - Buyers Guide 2017 -

Scott Ad­dict Gravel 20 Disc

Fea­tur­ing a light­weight HMF car­bon-fibre frame, HMF flat-mount disc fork and Syn­cros com­po­nents, the Scott Ad­dict Gravel 20 Disc is ready for any weather. CX disc brakes, an over­sized BB and 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” in­te­grated bear­ings and a ta­pered head­tube are a few high­lights. Other fea­tures in­clude Shi­mano ST-RS685 disc dual-con­trol 22-speed shifters, Shi­mano BR-RS805 hy­draulic disc brakes with 160mm front and rear ro­tors, Ul­te­gra RD-6800 de­railleurs and crankset and Ul­te­gra SM-BB72-41 bot­tom bracket. Syn­cros com­po­nents, in­clud­ing a car­bon FL1.0 seat­post, GR2.0 al­loy 31.8mm gravel bar and a four-bolt 31.8mm stem, are com­ple­mented with a Syn­cros RP2.0 Disc wheelset. Sch­walbe G-One Fold 700x35c tires round out the pack­age. The SRP is $5,199.

Marin Gestalt 3

The Gestalt 3 is built from Marin's premium Series 4 triple-butted alu­minum frame with a 142x12mm rear thru-axle and Naild's NavIt car­bon fork with quick-re­lease thru-axle. A SRAM Ri­val 1 X-Sync 42T crankset is matched with a SRAM XG-1150 11-speed 10-42T cas­sette, Ri­val 1x11-speed shifter and Ri­val 1 rear de­railleur. Brakes are also SRAM with a Ri­val hy­draulic disc with 160mm ro­tors front and rear and Ri­val 22 Dou­bleTap hy­draulic levers. The re­main­der of the cock­pit is Marin with car­bon seat­post, com­pact 12˚ flared drop, flat-top bar, 3D forged-al­loy stem and Be­yond Road Con­cept Elite sad­dle. In­te­grated mounts make it easy to bolt on a rack and fend­ers for com­mut­ing or light touring. The SRP is $2,649.

Opus Spark 4

The Opus Spark 4 is a bike de­signed to take you ex­plor­ing and fea­tures a Shi­mano Claris 8 gruppo, Pro­max De­code R twin-pis­ton disc brakes and light­weight tube­less-ready disc-spe­cific CXD6 wheels. At the heart of the Spark 4 is a Meta 30 6061-alu­minum frame with a full-car­bon ta­pered 1-1/4” to 1-1/8” fork. The Shi­mano Claris gruppo in­cludes 2x8 shifters, front and rear de­railleurs and a FC-RS200 crank with 50-34 chain­rings that drive an 11-32 cas­sette. The wheelset fea­tures Alex CXD-6 rims, thru-axle 12mm front/rear hubs and Vit­to­ria Revolution Graphene 700x32 tires. Com­po­nents are by Opus and in­clude an Opus Bronze stem and seat­post, a Gold Ad­ven­ture 12” Flare bar and En­durance sad­dle. The SRP is $1,279.

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