Monday, January 30, 2023
HomeCyclingFinest Gravel Bikes of Bespoked 2022

Finest Gravel Bikes of Bespoked 2022

Right here, we current you a number of the tastier handmade gravel bikes set out proudly on show at Bespoked 2022. The variability was good, with a titanium flat bar gravel bike made in Australia, a metal drop-bar mountain bike gnar-worthy gravel bike made in London, and an award-winning hand-laid carbon gravel bike made by a recipient of the SRAM-Bespoked Inclusivity Scholarship, plus extra from Enigma Bikes, Lord Cycles, Windover Bikes and Reilly Cycle Works.

Enigma Escape Flat Bar

enigma cycles flat bar gravel bike titanium frame bespoked 2022

The Enigma Cycles Escape Flat Bar Gravel Bike as proven retails at £5,199

Enigma Bikes have been exhibiting the Titanium Escape Flat Bar Gravel Bike; sure, a gravel bike with a geometry designed particularly round a flat bar. It’s hand-crafted from a Grade 9 3AL 2.5V titanium tubeset and a CNC machined 44mm headtube. The tube mitreing, tig-welding and ending is all accomplished on the Enigma Bike workshop in Sussex, England.

enigma cycles titanium escape flat bar gravel bike frame details

As you possibly can see, this one could be very a lot adventure-ready, bedecked with a number of body luggage from Restrap and a carbon fork with a number of bosses for the carrying of Something Cages. It could additionally accomodate mud guards as wanted. It could run a 700c or 650b wheelset, with clearance for as much as 48c tires.

enigma escape flat bar gravel bike tire clearance 48c bespoked 2022

The Enigma Escape Fats Bar Gravel Bike is out there in 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm and 60cm sizes. Body solely retails at £2,299.

Prova Mostro Titanium

prova mostro titanium flat bar gravel bike made in australia bespoked 2022

Typical body weight for the Prova Mostro Titanium Gravel Bike is 1500-1600g

Prova Cycles homeowners, Mark and Kelly Hester, flew all the best way from Melbourne, Australia, to indicate their best custom-made titanium off-road and titanium-carbon highway bikes at Bespoked 2022. We now have beforehand coated the Prova Titanium Ripido Celebration Hardtail in our Spherical Up of the Finest Hardtails of Bespoked, however this gorgeous Prova Mostro gravel bike additionally caught our eye.

The Mostro is Kelly Hester’s very personal bike, constructed up with {custom} bull-nose titanium bars, an Ingrid crankset, with hubs and headset within the new Chris King Midnight Blue colorway. Prova say the Mostro is designed for escaping town, combining progressive geometry – an extended front-center with a shorter stem – with clearance for 700c x 50c or 650b x 2.1″ tires. It incorporates a dropped drive-side chainstay with a 3D printed yoke permit for the usage of a traditional highway double crankset.

Quirk Cycles Suprachub

quirk cycles suprachub gravel bike bespoked 2022

Whereas the Prova duo flew to the opposite aspect of the world to achieve Bespoked, the folks from Quirk Cycles merely rolled away from bed. Quirk Cycles is a London-based body producer specializing in metal bikes designed primarily for the drop-bar contingent. The Quirk Suprachub proven at Bespoked is their newest, most gnar-friendly creation.

quirk cycles suprachub 3d printed components

Because it’s been constructed with drop-bars, we are able to’t fairly name it a mountain bike, however with a 30/40mm journey suspension fork, clearance for 29″ x 2.3″ tires and a dropper seat submit, it’s actually not far off. Quirk Cycles name it “the antidote to doubtful under-tyred gravel bikes”. 

quirk cycles suprachub frame details

The Suprachub is fabricated from a metal tubeset with slender stays joined to 3D-printed cluster and 3D-printed dropouts. It’s obtainable in sizes S-XL. Pricing begins at £3925 for the body with a carbon fork.

quirk cycles suprachub framedetails

Reilly Gradient T47

reilly gradient t47 gravel bike bespoked 2022

Brighton-based Reilly Cycle Works have been exhibiting their best-selling Gradient Gravel Bike, however the T47 version. It’s a lot the identical as the unique Gradient, however incorporates a T47 backside bracket shell in order that it might accomodate internally-routed cables, modernizing the frameset. There may be additionally inner routing by the fork to be used with a Dynamo hub. The Gradient T47 on present at Bespoked was painted by Mercedes Formulation One. Such a paint job can also be obtainable to any buyer shopping for a Reilly body.

reilly gradient t47 frame details

Tire clearance on the Reilly Gradient T47 is 650b x 55mm, or 700c x 47mm. It’s constructed from a 3AL-2.5V titanium tubeset.

reilly carbon adventure fork gradient t47 gravel bike bespoked 2022

The whole construct proven right here with the Reilly Carbon Journey Fork and carbon bars retails at £5,399, with the paint job is one other £1,250 on high of that. The beginning worth for this mannequin with the  alloy wheels proven right here and the GRX 600 group is £4,149.

Windover Beacon and Bostal

windover beacon adventure bike bespoked 2022

Whereas Windover Bikes could look like a relative newcomer, it’s in actual fact made up of three former staff of Enigma Bikes. Proprietors Sam Watson, Richard Lambert and Chris Davis based Windover Bikes in 2019 while having fun with a post-ride refreshment within the shadow of Windover Hill within the South Downs Nationwide Park. The trio ere at Bespoked showcasing the brand new Windover Beacon and Windover Bostal Journey Bikes.

The Beacon is Windover’s MTB-inspired Gravel Bike made “for driving on more durable off-road surfaces, the place gravel provides option to fist-sized flints and the gradient pushes the boundaries of a regular gravel bike”. The body is fabricated from a Reynolds 853 DZB metal tubeset with increase thru-axle spacing and gives clearance for as much as 29″ x 2.4″ tires. It has a T47 backside bracket and inner routing for a dropper seat submit.

The Beacon will be arrange as a bikepacking rig with three mounting factors for water bottles inside the entrance triangle, with mounts for mud guards and racks on the rear. The fork has cable routing for a Dynamo hub and managers for the mounting of Something Cages. The body alone will set you again £1,449. Body and fork prices £1,799, whereas the frameset together with Hope headset, seat clamp and Rideworks BB is priced at £1,999.

windover bikes bostal

The Windover Bostal sits extra on the All-Street bike finish of the Gravel spectrum, designed for the each day commute, consolation highway driving and gravel excursions. It shares a lot of the body options because the Beacon; T47 backside bracket, a number of pairs of bottle bosses and mounts for fenders and racks, and it made out of a really related metal tubeset. Tire clearance is restricted nevertheless to 700c x 50c. 

Choose up the Windover Bostal body for £999, body and fork for £1,350, or the frameset for £1,550.

The Bicycle Academy Splat Grav

bicycle academy splat grav gravel bike bespoked 2022

The Bicycle Academy is known for its body constructing programs, having educated greater than a handful of the body builders exhibiting at Bespoked 2022, together with Billy Dye of Howler Body Works and Sarah Salitter of Salitter Cycles. Additionally they design and hand-craft their very own bicycles, too, and so they had a number of alternative choices on show. The one which caught our consideration was the Splat Grav, a “Gravel Bike with zippy geometry and nice tire clearance”.

the nicycle academy splat grav gravel bike columbus tubing

This one has a attain of 411 and a stack top of 570mm. The seat angle sits at 73° and the pinnacle angle at 72°. It has a 631mm front-center size, an efficient chainstay size of 414mm and a BB drop of 70mm. The Splat Grav is fabricated from a Columbus Zona and Spirit tubeset with Paragon Machine Works dropouts. It’s accomplished with a Columbus Futura Cross Fork, Hope and Shimano GRX drivetrain elements, Hope brakes and a Ritchey ending package. This one is retailing at £2,950.

The Bicycle Academy’s body constructing programs begin at £1,500 for a 5-Day course.

Lord Antur Gravel Bike

lord antur gravel bike bespoked 2022

Customized body builder, Lord Cycles, made the journey from Cardiff, Wales, to indicate their highway and gravel bikes. It was the Lord Antur that stood out for us, due to its unbelievable Jackson Pollock-inspired paint work by Jack Kingston. It’s hand constructed utilizing Columbus Zona and Life double-butted metal tubing with a 142mm x 12mm thru-axle rear finish, T47 backside bracket, 44mm headtube, 160mm flat-mount brake and clearance for 700c x 45c or 650b x 2.1” tires. The body weighs a claimed 2 kg.

lord antur gravel all-road bike bespoked 2022

Lord Cycles body costs begin from £2,350. That will get you a motorbike match, {custom} geometry, chrome steel dropouts and braze-ons a Columbus Futura Cross fork and a single-color paint job with the Lord Cycles emblem.

Sideways 002

sideways salvage gravel bike

Viola of Sideways Bikes secured a spot at Bespoked 2022 with a profitable utility to the SRAM-Bespoked Inclusivity Scholarship. That secures a sales space on the present, and an entire bunch of components from SRAM and Rockshox to permit a body to be constructed up into an entire bike. Viola’s background is in engineering, having spent years working in numerous fields associated to composites. No marvel then, that the Gravel body she exhibited at Bespoked was a hand-laid carbon one.

The Sideways 002 was designed to have a race-like geometry just like that of CX bikes. Its defining options are its dropped chainstays with an s-bend, designed to permit for respectable tire and chainring clearance on the identical time. The body can take 700c x 45c tires with clearance for mud.

Viola opted for Paragon Machine Works Rocker dropouts on the 002 Gravel body to permit her use of the QR wheels, but in addition the flexibility to modify them out for thru-axle wheels if wanted in a while. You possibly can learn extra in regards to the construct course of for the Sideways 002 on the Sideways Bike web site.

Extra from Bespoked 2022

For these , we have now additionally coated the next tales from the Bespoked Present:




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments

error: Content is protected !!