Pinarello launched a brand new gravel bike called the Grevil recently, one of the least expected new bikes this year and also one of the most radical and distinctive new bikes to come out in 2018.
We haven't seen the bike in the flesh yet but David has taken a closer look at the available photos and videos and shares his thoughts on the new bike, so hit the play button and see what you think of the new bike.
This is big news because it’s the first time the Italian company, which is steeped in road race history remember, has decided to get its hands dirty with a gravel and adventure bike.
This new bike gets a lot right. It accommodates 650bx2.1" tyres or up to a 42mm on 700c rim, has flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles, full internal cable routing and is 1x and 2x compatible.
There will be a complete Grevil bike available which uses a frame made from Toray T700 carbon fibre, but the more expensive, frame only Grevil+ gets higher modulus 'Torayca T1100 Carbon 1K Dream Carbon' with something called 'Nanoalloy Technology' which apparently is a "technology that forms polymer alloy structure combining multiple polymers in the nano-metric scale”.
Six frame sizes ranging from 44cm to 59cm will be on offer and the geometry is fine-tuned with differing head and seat tube angles for each size, though the 53cm gets a fairly pointy 71º head angle and 550mm top tube, for example. You can also pick from five colour schemes as well.
What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.