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Condor Bivio Gravel bike to be unveiled at Bespoked next weekend

Condor rolls out a new steel adventure and gravel bike at Bespoked next weekend

Condor Cycles will launch the brand new Bivio Gravel, a handmade steel adventure and gravel bike, at the Bespoked UK handbuilt show next weekend.

The new model is an evolution of the Condor’s existing Bivio-X cyclocross bike and has been adapted and refined for adventure and gravel cycling. A prototype was first shown at the 2016 Cycle Show. 

It’s built in Italy to Condor’s exact specifications using a Columbus triple butted steel tubeset, with lessons learned from the rather more race-ready Super Acciaio frameset, and includes the oversized 44mm head tube to increase front-end stiffness.

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Tyre clearance is generous, it’ll take up to 40mm tyres, and there’s added practicality with mudguard eyelets if you want to turn it into a commuter or winter training bike.

The frame will cost £1,199 and is offered with two fork options, a TRP full-carbon fork with a thru-axle and mudguard eyelets, or a Columbus Mud Disk carbon fork with a quick release axle. The frame is available in just this one colour, a melon and grey paint scheme.

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The pictured build, with a SRAM Rival 1x groupset and Mavic All Road wheels, will cost £2,250, but Condor Cycles offers customisable builds so you can choose the groupset, wheels and finishing kit to suit your budget and requirements 

“Over the past six months we’ve refined the frameset and geometry further through rider testing. The winter weather was ideal for pushing the frameset,” says Condor Cycles production director, Neil Manning.

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Condor employed the services of JLT Condor pro rider Luke Mellor to provide some feedback on the development of the new bike.
“Luke recently rode an entire lap of Britain,” says Condor. “He started in Shropshire and headed clockwise around the coast. Luke is a tall rider with a natural ability to ride fast. He was an ideal candidate for the frameset because ride quality and feedback are amplified on his large 61cm size frame.”

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We'll get the full story on the new bike from the show next weekend, so stay tuned for more soon.

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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Fish_n_Chips | 6 years ago
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Was wondering what happened after seeing this baby at a bike show last year.

 

Nice yellow colour and steel mmm. 

 

Unfortunately I waited and waited, nobody responded to my queries so I bought a Focus Paralane.

Now I know it was under testing - drat wish I waited.

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Condorcycles replied to Fish_n_Chips | 6 years ago
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Fish_n_Chips wrote:

Unfortunately I waited and waited, nobody responded to my queries so I bought a Focus Paralane.

Now I know it was under testing - drat wish I waited.

 

Fish n Chips - we're sorry to hear that no-one responded and we want to investigate further because something has happened along the way as we pride ourselves on good customer service. Clearly that hasn't happened here. We apologise and disappointed we let you down, when you contacted us did you emailed us, messaged us on social media or called the store? If you have time to respond you can reply here or email us customer.service [at] condorcycles.com 

 

Thanks,

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bendertherobot | 6 years ago
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Oh, and indentical to a Ritchey Swiss Cross and, oddly, shorter than my SuperX

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bendertherobot | 6 years ago
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To fit bigger tyres and to allow a greater wheelbase for stability. It's a mere 0.5cm longer than the comparable Bivio X, Bivio etc

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matthewn5 | 6 years ago
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Looooong chain stays. Why so long?

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Alb replied to matthewn5 | 6 years ago
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matthewn5 wrote:

Looooong chain stays. Why so long?

Smaller volume road tyres throws out the perception, no?  

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