Discover the New Backroad Gravel Bike launched by Rose Bikes

Discover the New Backroad Gravel Bike launched by Rose Bikes

Rose Bikes (Germany) - Press Release: The new Backroad. The gravel bike for daily grinds and your next unpaved adventure.

With the Backroad, we present you an all-rounder that – as the name suggests – also feels at home away from tarmac roads. A longer wheelbase, wider tyres and powerful hydraulic disc brakes provide smooth running and safety on rough grounds. Yet, the Backroad stays true to its racing genes by offering lightness and agility. It impresses with a lightweight 1040 g carbon frame, internally routed brake hoses and gear cables, as well as with a Rose Disc full carbon fork with thru axle that regularly scores best marks in international tests. In addition, the bike’s frame and fork feature the FlatMount standard to mount disc brake calipers. This saves weight and evenly distributes the braking load. And as no cross-country tour is like the other, the Backroad is available in two different versions – as a gravel bike and as a cyclocross racer.

The Backroad as a gravel bike:

As the name suggests, a gravel bike is perfectly suited for riding on gravel and cobblestone or for tackling paved field, forest and meadow paths. It allows you to ride everywhere a classic road bike would have its difficulties. Therefore, the Backroad Gravel is the best weapon for thrill seekers looking for off-road adventures. However, when equipped with mudguards, lights and a rear rack, it is also a great choice for commuters. The biggest difference to the cyclocross model is the choice of tyres. The Backroad features the 38 mm wide G-One Allround Evo tyres by Schwalbe, impressing with extremely low rolling resistance and a classic Skin look. Another special characteristic of the gravel bike is ist compatibility with a maximum tyre width of 42 mm – for extra comfort. The combination with lightweight, robust Rose Thirty Disc wheels promises speed and comfort on any gravel path. The Rose RC-170 Flex carbon seat post skilfully absorbs unpleasant shocks; the Ritchey WCS Evomax bar provides freedom of forearm movement and greater leverage when in the drops. The Backroad is available with different groupsets. Shimano Ultegra and Ultegra Di2, SRAM Force or Shimano 105 – the choice is yours!

Backroad Ultegra Di2 Features:

  • Frame: High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T30/40, H.O.C. Technology, from approx. 1040 g Sand-Black 51cm
  • Fork: High Performance Disc, 1 1/8“ - 1.5“, full carbon Sand-Black 300m
  • Wheels: Rose R Thirty DISC black 28"
  • Tyres: Schwalbe G-One Allround Evolution Line, V-Guard, Lite Skin, 700x38C Classic Skin 700x38C
  • Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 50/34 170mm
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 11-32
  • Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-R8050
  • Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050 GS
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG701 11-speed 116 L
  • Shifters: Shimano external junction SM-EW90-A
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-R8070 / BR-8070 / SM-RT800 160mm/160mm
  • Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Evomax blatte 40cm
  • Handlebar Tape: Xtreme Gel Comfort black
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 blatte 90mm
  • Spacer: Rose aluminium spacer black 20mm (2x10mm)
  • Aero Bar: No aero bar
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Novus Flow black/black
  • Seat Post: Rose RC-170 Carbon 350 mm matt carbon 27,2mm
  • Rear Light: The rear light is already included in the specification as part of the pannier rack
  • Bike Computer: No bike computer
  • Pedals: No pedals
  • Bottle Cage: No bottle cage standart

 

Other Options:

  • Backroad Force 1x11
  • Backroad Ultegra
  • Backroad 105
  • Backroad Cross Ultegra Di2
  • Backroad Cross Force 1x11
  • Backroad Cross Ultegra
  • Backroad Cross Force
  • Backroad Multicross Ultegra

 

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