Unpaved, gravel, offroad, all-road, adventure riding – whatever you call it, this type of riding is getting extremely popular. Enough so, that if a bike brand doesn’t have a bike for it yet, they will soon. Now, German brand Rose is getting in on the unpaved action with their latest addition, the Backroad.

Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike

Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike

Meant “to ride everywhere a classic road bike would have its difficulties,” the Backroad has the typical features that make all-road bikes more capable. The bikes will ship with 700c x 38mm tires though there is room for up to 42mm. In a nod to the frame’s versatility, there’s also a Backroad Cross option which will come speced with 700c x 33mm Schwalbe X-ONE Evo bit tires instead of the the G-One Allround Evo tires on the standard Backroad.

Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike

The carbon frame checks in at 1040g with internal cable touring, flat mount disc brakes, thru axles, and the Rose RC-170 Flex carbon seatpost for taming the ride.

Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike

Offered in the Backroad or Backroad Cross, both have the same geometry though the Cross will likely have a slightly lower BB height given the height of the smaller tires. Five sizes will be offered from 51 to 62cm.

Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike Rose takes the Backroad to gravel & unpaved adventures by bike

Along with the standard or Cross build, both models will be available in a number of specs with both 2×11 and 1×11 drivetrains and a Di2 option is there as well. Each is available in both colors, and pricing starts at €2249 for the Backroad 105.

rosebikes.com

 

6 comments

  1. i on

    that 2249 includes VAT, so in the US it’s 19% less than that. Almost suspiciously low prices, plus you can customize things like crank length, bar width and gearing – not common among direct sale companies and especially not at these prices.

    I’m impressed

    Reply
      • Velo Kitty on

        “For deliveries outside the EU the German VAT (19%) that is still containing in the price will be deducted as soon as your order is in processing.”

        So for a buyer in the US, the price is ((price_on_website x 81%) + €250.00) x 1.16 USD/€

        Reply

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