The Robinson’s sprightly Reynolds 725 steel frame fused together with the latest trend in off-road high-performance ‘1X’ gear systems. SRAM Rival 1X uses a single front chainwheel driving a wide ratio 11spd rear cassette to deliver a useful spread of gears in a simple to use, lightweight package.
Adding the 38C Halo GXC tyres into the mix allows you to discover that staying on tarmac roads is no longer the only option.
Genetic's fashionable new Driser 16 handlebar raises the effective handlebar height and includes a comfort and control enhancing 16 degree ‘flare’ in the drops.
Gusset’s R-series MTB biased saddle and comfortable Genetic padded cork type handlebar tape bring quality contact points to the rider.
International Standard 160mm discs delivers braking confidence in all conditions with cable operated TRP Spyre calipers, or upgrade to a full hydraulic SRAM system for the ultimate in stopping ability.
Halo’s premium level Vapour GXC Supadrive gravel wheelset offers future compatibility with tubeless tyres if desired.
By switching to narrower tyres, there’s capacity for mudguards and a rear carrier to be added, morphing this SUV into a useful everyday commuter.
Road CC Verdict:
Capable adventure/gravel/road bike with loads of versatility that delivers a beautiful 'steel' ride quality
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