Marin Gestalt 1 Gravel Bike - 2017
$999.99 MSRP $1,099.99
Road riding is changing. In fact, these days it's more like "road" riding, since so many riders are choosing to ride dropbar bikes on what could only loosely be called a road. While you can (and many have) certainly use an old school road bike for this...why would you want to when there's a bike like the Marin Gestalt.
The Gestalt is part of a new breed of road bikes, called gravel bikes or adventure bikes, that expand on the idea of what a road bike can do. The Gestalt is built around a durable, lightweight and adventure-ready Series 3 6061 aluminum alloy frame and fork. The gravel-oriented geometry gives the bike plenty of compliance for comfort over even the roughest of roads and gravel tracks. Front and rear fender mounts ensure that even when it's muddy, you'll be able to stay (mostly) clean and dry, and rack mounts make it an excellent choice for light touring or bike packing.
When riding gravel, having a wide gear range is essential. That's why the Gestalt 1 comes with a Shimano Sora 9 speed drivetrain with a massive 11-32T cassette and compact crankset that gives you gearing for any obstacle you might encounter. Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes make stopping on a dime a breeze, in any terrain or weather conditions. The Gestalt rolls on a set of rugged Marin aluminum tubeless-ready rims laced to solid 6-bolt disc hubs, wrapped up in Schwalbe's incredible premium G-One Performance 700x30mm tires with Kevlar puncture protection belt.
- Durable and lightweight Series 3 6061 alloy frame
- Straight-blade rigid aluminum fork
- Shimano Sora 9 speed wide range drivetrain
- Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes
- Schwalbe G-One Performance 700x30 tubeless tires
- Front and rear fender mounts, rear rack mount