It has been a long time coming, but today we're happy to release our new complete bike builds into the wild. Grovel v2, CXR and Belgie Spirit complete builds are now available for pre-order now with delivery in February 2017.
Up until now, Curve has offered only the frames and components that define a bike. Curve wheels, frames and framesets have been proven in the toughest endurance bike races on the planet. It was time to wrap these up in a complete bike package, with quality components you can trust, no matter what your next cycling mission is.
Grovel v2 Complete
Want to get on the Curve program, but you're on a budget? The Grovel v2 is the Swiss Army knife of bikes and could be the weapon of choice for you. Version one of this beast has conquered Paris-Brest-Paris, the Japanese Odyssey and a forever growing list of bike tour missions all over the planet.
The Grovel v2 picks up where v1 left off. The strong, durable and light Columbus Zona steel tubing results in a frame that is good for CX racing, light touring and anything in between. We've chosen the wide range 1 x 11 SRAM Rival 1 drive train and no fuss SRAM Rival 1 hydro brakes. You can fit up to 700c x 42 mm or 27.5" x 2.1" tyres, giving you plenty of tread options.
The wheelset features solid Alex MP23 rims laced with DT Swiss Comp spokes to DT Swiss 350 hubs. Ever bought a complete bike and been stunned by the low quality wheelset? Not with this build! This wheelset is a solid all-rounder, tubeless ready and able to tackle the harshest conditions.
The build is completed with a quality Zipp alloy finishing kit. It's such a great value package.
Want a CX race slayer? After a lightweight titanium touring machine? Look no further than the CXR. With a low BB, thru-axle, short and sharp chain stays, the CXR was designed to go fast. But with the versatility that Curve titanium frames offer, the CXR has become so much more than just a CX race bike.
We've chosen the race-proven, high-end SRAM Force 1 drive train for this machine. The wide range 1 x 11 set up and quality hydro brakes work just as well on the race track as they do on fast touring missions.
Here's where things get interesting though. We've included Curve's race ready 30x25 carbon rims on this weapon. They're laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs for a wheelset that will handle CX race abuse as well as road riding with skinny 25 mm tyres fitted.
We're finishing this build off with quality Maxxis Rambler 700c x 40 tyres and a high end Zipp alloy finishing kit.
Want all the details? You can find them here!
Belgie Spirit Complete
After an endurance road bike for all day riding? Looking for a machine to take on the toughest ultra-endurance road cycling races in the world? The Belgie Spirit is the weapon of choice for you. From the early response we've had, it is likely to become the new benchmark for endurance road riding.
Featuring a SRAM Force 22 build with a 2 x 11 drivetrain and flat mount hydro disc brakes, this complete build is ready for the Indian Pacific Wheel Race or any other long distance mission you can dream up.
The wheelset is something special. We've gone with a 35 mm deep Curve G4 rim laced with CX-Ray spokes to DT Swiss 350 hubs. You're unlikely to see a wheelset of this quality on a build at this price. Nope.
A high end Zipp alloy finish kit completes the build. There are some nice details too. We've included our own saddle with titanium rails in the build. Nice!
Oh wait... the tyres! Maxxis Refuse 700c x 32 tyres are the pick for the Belgie Spirit. They were proven in a recent ride from Perth to Melbourne by one of the Curve Crew - not a single flat. Sure they're not the fastest tyres out there but they're built for all day comfort and zero issues.
Still want more details? Get in touch to sort out your Curve complete bike now.