Curve Grovel V2 - Steel Cross/Touring Bike

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. 



SMALL BATCH LIMITED RELEASE

The few who secured the Grovel V1 enjoyed a bike that could do almost anything and go almost anywhere.
The bike toured the world, gaining a cult following thanks to some of the rides it has completed:

Paris-Brest-Paris | Japan Odyssey | Darwin to Cairns
Road Tripping India | Tour de Tasmania | Euro Honey Moon

Big tyre treads to fill, for sure, but the Grovel V2 is ready to exceed its predecessor’s qualities.
Be a part of its evolution and ride something special.

Curve Grovel Cyclo-Touring Cross FrameKEY FEATURES & UPDATES

You asked, we listened. The Grovel V2 is new and improved and spawns from our Grovellers' feedback and requests. 

COLUMBUS ZONA TUBING

Tubing made in Italy from Nivacrom steel – a lighter and stronger material developed specifically for cycling 

UPDATED GROVEL CARBON FORK

Suitable for CX racing, light touring and anything in between, features light duty mid fork rack mounts 5kg total 

BIG TYRE CHOICE WITH 27.5 (650B) or 700C

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  

TOURING FEATURES

Fender, bidon and rack mounts galore

 CURVE Grovel V2. Steel adventure bike 27.5 650B wheels Maxxis Re-Fuse Tyres

AVAILABLE IN FRAMESET OR COMPLETE

$1499 FRAMESET INCLUDES: 

• 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

Grovel Rival 1 Complete Bike 

We've carefully selected a build kit that brings your new Grovel to life. Our Rival  

$3899 COMPLETE BIKE INCLUDES: 

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.

 Grovel V2 Black Shimano 105 custom build

   

THE GEOMETRY  

SIZE 52 54 56 58
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

FRAME & FORK SPECIFICATION 


Curve Grovel 3 Bidon Mounts carbon fork touring frame

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.

TUBE SPECIFICATION

Columbus Zona Curve Grovel

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

 CURVE Grovel V2. Roads like these. Steel adventure bike. Euro Honeymoon 2015

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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