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VALRAVN - S

700Cx50C

The third evolution of the Valravn Platform arrived by request when SRAM needed a frame to mount their new Rudy Gravel Suspension fork, XPLR Reverb & XPLR drivetrain.

If Gravel bikes opened the door to new oportunites and adventures, then Rudy has blown the five bar gate off its hinges. Whilst 40mm of suspension might not seem much when considered alongside MTB forks it is night and day when dealing with the kind of terrain that formerly pushed the limits of current gravel bikes, and I'm not talking about technical MTB trails. This was never intended to blur the lines between Mountain and gravel, this is about those high speed rock strewn moorland decents and long days off road that would have blured your vision and reduced your hands to a blistered pulp.

 

 

With the fork having a 40/50mm taller axle to crown than most current gravel bikes the best solution was a dedicated chassis with a few other small tweeks thrown in to better suit the more agressive riding that this bike is now capable of.

Compared to the Valravn Evo the BB is raised 10mm to allow for fork sag and whilst the head angle stays the same as the Evo at 69° Rudy's offset comes in a bit shorter at 44mm, and after extensive testing of stems from 35mm to 60mm in 5mm increments on the prototype frame the 40mm stem was the best all round fit for the frame so a longer reach similar to the Valravn MX is used.

  • Reynolds 853 butted main tubes

  • Custom formed T45 seat and chainstays

  • Stainless drop out hardware with replaceable Alloy mech hanger

  • 700x50c tyre clearance

  • 12x1.0mm maxle stealth rear axle

  • 142x12mm Rear spacing, 100x15mm Front

  • 31.6mm with shims available for 30.9mm - 27.2mm posts

  • 44mm head tube ZS44 top EC44 bottom

  • 68mm BSA BB

  • FM160 rear brake mount 180mm max rotor

  • 5 Standard sizes Custom fit options available 

  • Custom paint and colour matching available 

  • Additional bosses and rack mounts available as well as custom racks & mud gaurds

Pricing:

Frame only in stealth copper from £2,250.00

Custom Colour +£125.00

Custom fitting (bike fit not included) +£450.00

Limited 10 bike SRAM launch edition Spec including custom fit frame available Feb 2022 £8,000.00*

*bike fit not included

GEOMETRY:

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