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Curve Large Kev titanium 29er journey monster gravel bike


Curve goes massive with their newest Large Kev titanium journey gravel bike, scaling up the tires from their gravel GXR for full 29er MTB monster gravel-plus functionality off-road. After 3 years of R&D to take the unique Kevin additional, a much bigger Kev now sports activities room for as much as 29 x 2.35″ tires, with extra progressive off-road tuned geometry to match…

Curve Large Kev titanium 29er journey monster gravel bike

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, headbadge

all courtesy Curve, photographs by Dave Rome

Calling it a progressive gravel bike constructed to reset a “new benchmark for journey biking” – Curve’s ‘gravel-plus’ Large Kev is their response to riders asking for extra off-road-ability for bikepacking and ultra-endurance racing. This new titanium gravel bike is constructed to ship the consolation & sturdiness for “bucket-list bikepacking adventures just like the Tour Divide, Rhino Run or Race to the Rock”… simply as a lot as it can convey confidence to your gnarly weekend gravel adventures.

Geometry & Tech particulars

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, geometry

From a geometry perspective, the Large Kev is extra progressive too. Past greater tires, Curve provides the brand new gravel-plus bike considerably longer body Attain, greater Stack, a slacker head angle, and a steeper seattube. It will get barely longer chainstays & wheelbase to accommodate greater tires, and but they managed to maintain nearly the identical whole standover clearance even whereas shifting from 40mm on the unique Kevin (GXR) to 2.1″ MTB tires on the brand new Large Kev.

Plus, there are two fork offset choices of both 46 or 52mm because of a dropout flip hip that allow you to tweak the bike’s Path for roughly stability (79 or 72mm, respectively) for faster dealing with or extra secure loaded bikepacking geometry.

Curve additionally provides an eighth body measurement to the vast XXS-XXL vary, slotting it within the center as an Additional Medium (XM) for smoother match steps the place most riders are in any case.

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, big tire clearance

Curve construct the Large Kev from a frivolously formed set of titanium tubes to create a body that’s MTB powerful, but nonetheless ti gentle.

Large tires although actually kind the idea of the more-adventurous Large Kev. Curve optimized the bike round 2.1″ 29er MTB tires with a dropped chainstay and large machined plate yoke to keep up a slim 85.5mm T47 BB width and highway Q-factor for lengthy days pedaling. And for quicker gravel using, low-profile 2.0″ tires will carry you shortly over smoother terrain.

However there’s loads of room for not less than a 29×2.35″ tire out again. And up entrance, the brand new Curve Trip 415 carbon bikepacking fork has room for a 2.4″ tire to supply extra off-road management & grip.

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, yoke dropped chainstay detail

Past that, the Large Kev carries the asymmetry to its 12mm dropouts the place there are flat mount disc brake tabs and a UDH in your derailleur – the primary Curve UDH.

Loads of mounts too. The Curve journey bike has loads of room in the principle triangle for body luggage plus a pair of bottle cages, then one other below the downtube, and toptube bag mounts. And every leg of the Trip 415 fork will get 4 braze-on mounts so you could possibly mount something cages or a pair of cages/luggage on every leg. Plus, the bike will get rear rack and entrance & rear full-coverage fender tabs.

And naturally, there’s that fairly, correct Curve Cocky cockatoo head badge. Onerous to beat that.

Curve Large Kev – Pricing, choices & availability

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, Walmer flared bar

The all-new Curve Large Kev gravel-plus bike is accessible for pre-order now with two normal wide-range 1x SRAM AXS Eagle builds, with both Pressure or Rival controls. Each builds characteristic Curve’s personal 25mm inside tubeless Dust Hoops Carbon off-road wheels on DT 350 hubs, and each get Curve’s widely-flared Walmer journey drop bar in size-specific widths.

Full bike pricing begins at A$9300 in Australian {dollars}, or round $5800 / 5900€.

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, frameset

Framesets promote for A$4700, or round $2900 / 3000€.

Curve Big Kev titanium 29er adventure monster gravel bike, drivetrain upgrade

Curve says they may begin delivery the brand new Large Kevs in November 2022 for individuals who order now. And the sky is the restrict on the customization potential

CurveCycling.com.au

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