Andrea’s Custom Gravel Traveller
Pretty in Purple…
This 1146 Custom Gravel was made for Andrea, a member of our accounting team who is also an avid cyclist. The standard 1146 frame has been stretched, with a sloping top tube, longer wheelbase, and increased clearance for wider tires.
Andrea opted for a SRAM Apex 1x 11-42T cassette for its simplicity in design and capability on both pavement and dirt. She rounded the bike off with a choice selection of components, including; 170mm Praxis Alba crankset, Praxis Works Black Cyclocross 110 BCD 42t WAVE chainring, Apex long cage derailleur, TRP SPYRE mechanical disc brakes with Shimano Ice rotors, 160mm rear and front, SRAM Rival 22 shifters, Ritchey WCS Venture Max bars 42mm, Supacaz bar tape, Chris King headset, and an Enve Disc CX fork.
Ritchey WCS Zeta Discs are light, but durable rims which are perfect for Andrea’s all around riding. Continental 35c Cyclocross tires are fast on the road for commuting and ripping around the town, but still grippy on the gravel for her ultralight bikepacking adventures.
Andrea’s accessories turn the bike into an overnight vehicle. They include Apidura 14L DRY bags on both the handle bars and saddle (not pictured), an Apidura medium-sized frame bag, extended top tube pack, and regular sized food pouch for snacking on the go.