Why Cycles as soon as once more updates their long-running titanium R+ gravel bike, now in a 4th technology with additional large tire clearances, extra consolation, improved serviceability, and a brand new carbon fork. There’s even a brand new greater dimension choice to raised match tall riders. Pricing unsurprisingly goes up a bit, nevertheless it seems like there at the moment are extra construct choices for personalization, too…
Why Cycles R+ titanium gravel bike
Since its first-generation again in 2016, the Why Cycles R+ has been a flexible all-road bike, as in… experience all roads… from asphalt to dust to gravel. It at all times had large tire clearances for its time, however by no means stopped evolving since we examined v2 and shared its extra adventure-ready v3.
However now the fourth technology R+ takes it yet another step additional with even greater tire clearances once more, plus extra consolation.
Why Cycles tells us the important thing replace to the brand new R+ v4 is room for greater 700c x 50mm tires, whereas the identical 650b x 2.1” clearance carries on nonetheless from the unique. Whereas a few of that comes right down to revised rear finish shaping, the brand new R+ v4 additionally will get a brand new carbon fork – the identical one their sister model Revel simply debuted on their full carbon Rover gravel bike.
The up to date Why Cycles R+ additionally will get extra cozy due to a shift to a 27.2mm spherical publish vs, the 31.6mm unique which was there principally for dropper publish compatibility. Why determined to prioritize the noticeably smoother experience of the smaller publish, particularly since most riders keep on with a driving publish, and extra good 27.2 droppers can be found nowadays, anyway.
The brand new bike additionally will get a brand new chainstay-mounted flat mount rear brake for simpler, extra easy bike builds and adjustment. Plus, it additionally strikes to the easily-replaced SRAM Common Derailleur Hanger (UDH) normal.
The well-proven decrease mountain bike-inspired geometry hasn’t modified on this newest technology. However the brand new R+ provides a bigger fifth inventory dimension (now S-XXL) to suit taller riders.
The R+ sticks with a BSA threaded backside bracket, flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles, an built-in headset within the tapered headtube for the 1.5″ tapered steerer fork, a spherical 27.2 seatpost with standard exterior clamp, combined inner cable routing together with for a dropper publish, and a UDH rear derailleur.
It options bottle cage mounts on the seattube, below the downtube, below the again of the toptube, and a 3-pack set on the downtube. There’s additionally a lone mount below the entrance of the toptube, and the body has full rear rack and fender mounts. The fork doesn’t have cage or fender mounts.
Why Cycles R+ v4 – Pricing, choices & availability
The brand new gen-4 Why Cycles R+ gravel bike is in inventory and out there now as a frameset with the complete carbon Revel Gravel fork for $3349, or in various full bike builds.
Full bikes begin at $5300 with a SRAM Rival 1×11 mechanical group (coming quickly), or $6300 with GRX 1×11 mechanical, or $9300 with wi-fi SRAM Pink AXS Xplr 1×12 digital.
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