Kevin is more than a steel gravel bike.
With the ability to run different sized tyres (650b & 700c) and whole lot of mounting options, there’s never been a more versatile bike for mixed terrain cycling. When dressed in 700c wheels, Kevin loves walks on the beach, fast gravel rides, road touring and even cyclocross racing. In 650B ‘party mode’, he's always up an adventure, like fun singletrack, trail riding, bikepacking, overnighters and more.
Stock is extremely limited. Please get in touch for availability.
Kevin III has all of the same great features of the previous Kevin of Steel, with a couple of awesome updates: Sizes SM and XS now have a sloping top tube to allow for more standover clearance, and lower bidon cage mounts for more frame bag space; Kevin now comes in two new and exciting colours: Handsome Blue & Hero Green.
Magnificent and menacing, Kevin fears nothing and will take you places you didn't even know you wanted to go.
The light but durable Italian Columbus Zona steel frame paired with the carbon GXR Seek fork has been proved on adventures all over the world: Jimmy Ashby rode his Kevin of Steel 39,100km through 32 countries; Barrie Mead was the third place finisher in the 2019 Race to the Rock with his Kevin fitted with 650b wheels and 2.2” mountain bike tyres; and Curve crew have traversed New South Wales, New Zealand, Switzerland, Swaziland, Cuba, Croatia and countless other parts of the globe on this magnificent bicycle!
The main frame triangle is comprised of Columbus Zona Italian-made double-butted tubing. Zona allows for the ideal compromise between weight, strength and life of the frame.
Choose the wheels that suit your cycling style. Kevin can run either 700c wheels with 32–45mm tyres for Road/Gravel/Cyclocross or go full Party Mode with 650b (27.5”) wheels running 1.8–2.2” tyres. You can even own a wheelset in each size and interchange them to effectively have two bikes in one.
The custom 4130 steel yoke design allows Kevin to run some super wide gravel tyres in two wheel sizes, and also stiffens the BB area to avoid frame flex under load.
Kevin comes equipped with rear rack mounts, fender mounts & three bidon mounts and can be configured with either a 1x or 2x drivetrain. With huge tyre clearance across two wheel sizes, a longer wheelbase and a more stable platform, Kevin is perfect for day trips, weekenders and multi-day bikepacking.
|Curve GXR Steel||XS||SM||MED||LGE||XL|
|Effective Top Tube (Horizontal - mm||542||555||565||575||590|
|Seat Tube (Centre to Top) - mm||500||530||560||580||595|
|Seat Tube Angle - degrees||73||73||73||73||73|
|Head Tube Angle - degrees||71||71.5||71.5||72||72|
|Chain Stay Length - mm||432||432||432||432||432|
|BB Drop - mm||70||70||70||68||68|
|Wheel Base - mm||1017||1026||1036||1042||1058|
|Head Tube Length - mm||115||125||136||150||170|
|Reach - mm||371||381||388||394||403|
|Stack - mm||554||565||575||591||608|
|Front Centre - mm||596||605||614||620||635|
|Stand Over - mm (700 x 42)||769||789||818||838||853|
|Frame||Curve GXR - Columbus Zona & 4130 chromoly|
|Fork||Curve Carbon GXR 12mm Flat mount|
|Headset||Curve HS1 1 1/8-1.5 Black Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing|
|Seatclamp||Curve 30.0 Black Alloy|
|Axles||Bolt Up 12 x 100 Front, 12 x 142 Rear|
|Wheels||Curve Grav AL. Wheels // Tubeless Ready // DT Swiss 350 CL hubs // Sapim Sprint spokes|
|Shifter/Brakes||SRAM Rival 1 - LHR/RHF brake/shift // HRD Flat Mount Disc // CLX CL Rotors 160mm|
|Crank||SRAM Rival 1|
|Bottom Bracket||CURVE T47 68mm|
|Derailleur||SRAM Rival 1 with Roller Bearing Clutch™|
|Cassette||XG 1050 11-42 Wide Range 11sp|
|Chain||SRAM 1150 Power Chain|
|Handlebars||Easton EA70 flared|
|Stem & Seatpost||Easton EA70|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Tyres||X'Plor 700c x 40 / 650b x 50|
|PLEASE NOTE:||Spec subject to change according to availability|
|How much is a complete Kevin of Steel?||We are offering a limited amount of complete Kevin of Steel bikes with Sram Rival 1, Curve 650b or 700c Grav AL wheels or $4,499. All other complete bikes will be priced as custom builds. Contact us or one of our stockists directly for a quote for your dream bike build.|
|How long will my Kevin of Steel take to ship?||If the frameset you have ordered is in stock, shipments normally take 2–3 weeks. If you have made a deposit on a pre-order Kevin of Steel, we will keep you updated with any developments on the estimated delivery date via email. Currently, the next batch of is due to ship late March 2020 .|
|What front rack can I run?||If running a front rack on Kevin, please keep in mind that the fork is designed to carry a max weight of 6kg (3kg/ blade) - a bit of jiggery is required when installing a rack - you will need a bracket that allows that rack to attach to both the front and rear mount on the fork crown to ensure the rack is securely in place.|
|Is there much weight difference between the Steel and Titanium Kevin?||The weight varies according to frame size etc. Generally the steel frame weighs around 30% more than the titanium frame of the same size. Steel frames range from 2.2–2.4kg.|