NOTE: New orders on steel frames are currently paused due to a supply hiccup. We are doing our best to make them available again. Please contact us for further info.
The Grovel is back. Your loyal companion, your humble servant, your trusty steed has been updated and is waiting to take you Touring, Gravel Grinding, Commuting, CX'ing or on whatever mission awaits you.
You asked, we listened. The Grovel V2 is new and improved and spawns from our Grovellers' feedback and requests.
Tubing made in Italy from Nivacrom steel – a lighter and stronger material developed specifically for cycling
Suitable for CX racing, light touring and anything in between, features light duty mid fork rack mounts 5kg total
The Grovel V2 offers an unprecedented level of versatility, with wheel and tyre possibilities
Designed to switch between 700 x 32c - 42c and 27.5 (650B) x 1.8 - 2.1
Fender, bidon and rack mounts galore
• GROVEL V2 Frame : $999
• CCXD QR DISC FORK | 700 x 32c - 45c + 27.5 (650B) x 2.1 : $499
• CURVE HEADSET : $109.90
• CARBON STEERER EXPANDER : $39
• 30mm SEAT CLAMP: $15.90
We've carefully selected a build kit that brings your new Grovel to life. Our Rival
NOTE: Some delays may be expected on complete bikes ordered after May 1st 2017
• CRANK: SRAM Rival 1 - 44T
(52) 170mm - (54) 172.5 - (56,58) 175mm
• BB: SRAM GXP Bottom Bracket
• DERAILLEUR: SRAM Rival 1 with ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ Type 2.1, X-HORIZON™ straight parallelogram, X-Sync pulleys
• CASSETTE: XG 1130 11-42 Wide Range 11sp
• CHAIN: SRAM 1110 PowerChain
• SHIFTER/LEVERS: SRAM Rival 1 Double Tap brake lever & Shifter with Ergo Dynamicst™- Left hand Rear / Right hand front brake & shifting
• BRAKES: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Disc 160mm Centreline Rotors
• BARS: Zipp Service Course 80 - Drop: 120mm.
Widths: (52) 40cm - (54) 42cm - (56,58) 44cm
• STEM: Zipp Service Course 6° - (52) 90mm, (54) 100mm, (56/58) XL 110mm
• SEATPOST: Zipp Service Course - 27.2mm 0 Setback
• WHEELS: Alex MD23 - DT Swiss Comp spokes - DT Swiss 350CL
• SADDLE: Curve / Velo Black Saddle
• TYRES: Maxxis Refuse 700 x 40C or 650B x 2.0
• BARTAPE: Curve / Velo Black Yellow Microdot
*Minor changes may occur due to stock availability.
|Effective Top Tube (Horizontal) - mm||530||546||562||582|
|Seat Tube (Centre to Top) - mm||520||540||560||580|
|Seat Tube Angle - deg||74||73||73||73|
|Head Tube Angle - deg||71.5||71.5||72.5||73|
|Chain Stay Length - mm||435||435||435||435|
|BB Drop - mm||70||67||67||65|
|Wheel Base - mm||1010||1017||1023||1039|
|Head Tube Length - mm||140||150||175||200|
|Reach - mm||363||366||375||387|
|Stack (Include Headset) - mm||578||585||612||636|
|Front Centre - mm||585||591||597||613|
|Standover Height - mm||796||810||834||857|
Rear Axle Spacing: 135mm QR | Head Tube Diameter (Internal): 44mm
Seat Clamp Size: 30mm | Seat Post Size: 27.2mm
Rotor Size: 160mm | Brakes: Disc Only, Post Mount
Max Tyre Clearance: 700C x 45 / 27.5 (650B) x 2.1*
We recommend the use of 700 x 32c - 700 x 45c tyres. Or 27.5 (650B) x 1.8 - 27.5 x 2.1
BB Shell: 68 BSA | Weight Approx: 2050g** (54)
Bidon Mounts: 2 x Anything Mounts, 1 x Standard
Hanger: Curve Hanger Type 3
Fork Rake: 45mm | Fork Length (Axle to Crown): 400mm
Fork Weight (Uncut 300mm Steerer): 510g** | Steerer: Tapered 1 1/8 - 1.5
*27.5 (650B) x 2.1 rando style will fit with ease. MTB style tyres with knobbed shoulders may be tight.
**Weights may vary slightly from delivered product, weighed on different scales.
Down Tube: Columbus Zona 35 x 0.7 x .05 x .07 | Top Tube: Columbus Zona 28.6 x 0.7 x .05 x .07
Seat Tube: Columbus Zona 29.8 x 0.8 x .06 x .08 x 1.2 | Chain Stays: Columbus Zona 24 x 0.7 x .05 x .07
Seat Stays: Columbus Zona 16 x 0.7 | Head Tube: Cr-Mo 47 x 43.9 x 45.8
Drop Outs: Cr-Mo Breezer Type
Grovel V2 FAQ's
Q - Can I bring my own groupset and/or build kit (full or partial) to Curve or a Curve dealer to complete my build?
A - Yes. No worries. Curve or a Curve dealer can help guide you through the process from start to finish.
Q - What happened to the slider dropouts? They were rad!
A - We know! Due to majority rule we decided to replace them with a breezer style dropout. Slider dropouts added considerable weight and cost to the frame and were rendered superfluous due to most Grovel V1 owners whacking gears on their builds. A potential super LTD. release may be an option with enough genuine interest.
Q - Can I run flat bars on my Grovel V2?
A - Yes. But you will have to up size. If you normally ride a 56 use the 58 frame.
Additional images and words here - CURVE re-blog from Cycling About
and here - CyclingAbout.com original article
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