Best Adventure Bikes 2017
Cycling has always been a big part of my life, before I was introduced to cycling by my dad. I used to wonder how big and heavy human beings used to balance on two wheeled machines. My learning process was filled with a mixture of pain and excitement, in fact; I lost my first tooth while learning how to cycle. Years after my dad’s lessons, I am a bicycle enthusiast and mostly prefer cycling than just sitting on a vehicle. I need not to mention economical and health benefits a bicycle has. Today I am going to tell you what adventure bike we know, because we all know adventure begins where the tarmac ends.
Adventure bikes can be defined as a crossbreed bike. They’re more lissome on the road than their mud ready cyclocross colleagues, but more proficient of tackling rough terrains than endurance road bikes. Here is a list I formulated about the best types of Adventure bikes:
Newly introduced in the market, the Orro Terra C carbon gravel bike has been specially developed to fully adapt to the rough terrain.
The frame is entirely designed of impact resistant carbon, which ensures the bike frame maintains its shape. Orro Terra C carbon gravel bike manufacturers used InnegraTM fabrics in the manufacture of the frame. InnegraTM fabrics fiber is a tough and flexible carbon fiber with great endurance. These properties enhance its vibration damping and make it impact resistant.
The Orro Terra C carbon gravel bike has also been developed with a new geometry that enables it to perform better in harsh conditions. The bottom bracket has been dropped 72mm lower to increase the center of gravity hence enhancing stability, the head angle has also been modified to 75 degrees to offer better handling.
Most bikes have been developed with a constant chainstay length across the ranges of bikes, Orra manufacturers say that the bike has been developed with an increasing chainstay in length in large sizes to ensure constant and equal weight distribution and minimize heel rub.
The bikes frame is also electronic group set compatible, which means you can tune your bike to your personal specifications.
Manufactured in Italy, the Wilier Jaroon Plus is a titillating blend of traditional and tech.
The frame is specially welded steel frame, the welding technique of this frame hides away all after welding effects making the end frame to appear clean and flawless.
Due to the unique size of the tire, the bikes frames had to be specially made to accommodate all that tire room but still look stylish and perform implacably. Wailer used a huge 148mm wide rear axle spacing with a 12mm thru-axle. This provides enough room to move the flanges out wider producing a tougher wheel.
The handling and front tire is held with a carbon monocoque fork with a 12mm thru-axle. The 12mm sounds arguably surprising for a mountain bike but the Italian company says the fork offers better accommodation for the tires.
On geometry, the bottom bracket has been dropped to 85mm, this ensure that even if the bike has huge tires you are still comfortable and stable while enjoying your ride. The head angle has been set to 69.5 degrees to ensure you have complete control of that huge front tire.
The Wilier Jaroon Plus uses a SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain with a 32T chain ring and Apex-level SRAM 1130 11-42 rear cassette. This type of cassette, famous among rough terrain bikes, is favored because it doesn’t require XD driver.
Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc 9.0 Di2
With a price tag of $4,500, the Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc 9.0 Di2 bike is probably the most anticipated bike of this year. Usually termed as the bike that performs well in every way, the Canyon is a sleek, lightweight and extremely stylish endurance bike that catches the eye of every cyclist.
With the only disadvantage of the bike being that they are only few in the market, here is why you should snatch one before they are sold out:
The frame is developed with a 6000 aluminum making the bike only 8.3 kg, the lightest bike I have ever ridden. This type of frame enhances comfort to the rider.
In terms of geometry, the bike has a relative length of 994mm wheelbase which allows the bike to fell planted. The head angle 73 degrees, gives the bike impeachable handling agility even at high speeds.
The bike is fitted with a Shimano Ultegra 6800, an 11-speed guise electronic drivetrain, gives the bike a boost of speed. For a non-racing bike the Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc 9.0 Di2 is surely a high speed bike.
Any bike of this kind of speed requires a stopping power which is equal to the propulsion. The manufacturers have fitted a Shimano hydraulic brake to the bike. The braking system gives the rider confidence with the high stopping power it comes with.
The Ribble CGR bike gets its name from its ability to tackle all types of terrain.
The bikes frame, a light 7005 aluminum frame combined with a carbon fiber fork is one of the noticeable features of this bike. You will surely enjoy a ride on this bike even for biking beginners.
The bike is fitted with disk brakes that provides high stopping pore no matter the cruising speed. This ensures the rider is safe under all circumstances.
The bike is specially developed for comforts as it provides and elevated fork thus cushioning the riders’ shoulders, the fork has hydraulics reducing the chances of shoulder injury to the riders on rough terrains.
The Scott Addict CX 10 is a spectacular bike that is fully responds to the rider. Without all the secondary accessories the bike itself is a miracle working tool.
Developed with a 12mm thru-axles front and back that stiffens the frame-to-wheel connection, the Scott Addict CX 10 is surely a must have bike.
The bike is fitted with a SRAM Force CX1 that ensures great and smooth shifting of the gears with just a press of a button. This shifting system ensures that maximum power is transmitted to the bikes.