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.
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.
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.
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.
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.