Under Test: SRAM Force 22 Components

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder SRAM Force 22 WiFLi Black Mountain Cycles

This one goes to eleven.

Looking for an easier low gear, but don’t want to run a triple? SRAM‘s WiFLi option adds an 11-32 cassette (and compatible rear derailleur) to their Force 22 group to deliver crisp, easy shifting via the company’s integrated DoubleTap levers.

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Under Test: Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder crank brothers bros candy eggbeater pedal pedals

Crank Brothers’ Candy 3 pedals feature forged CroMo spindles, needle and cartridge bearings, and a two-piece machined aluminum body for added support and stability. The included cleats fit SPD-compatible shoes, and can be configured for 15° or 20° release angles.

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Under Test: New Albion Cycles Frame

GRAVELBIKE.com New Albion Cycles Privateer gravel grinder SOMA Sugino Panaracer Sun XCD SunTour Selle Anatomica


New Albion Cycles‘ Privateer frame is an affordable ($279.99 MSRP), CroMo steel frame that can be built up as a tourer, commuter, or mixed-terrain country bike. The complete bike (above) was built up by the good folks at SOMA Fabrications using a mix of components from Panaracer, SOMA, Sugino, Sun XCD, and Suzue.

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