Pinarello is joining the gravel bike party, rolling off the road with their all-new Grevil. Mixing a bit of the swoopy Italian lines that defined their road bikes with a more angular look, the dramatic styling here promises to isolate the fast gravel rider from the roughest of dirt and gravel roads.
2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike
The Grevil is Pinarello’s first foray into gravel, mixing the high performance and aero features they developed on the road with the durability and bump absorption from CX & mountain bikes. The new Grevil is still meant to be a fast road bike, just no longer limited to smooth roads. So build one up with 700c wheels and 30-42mm tires for fast rolling and mile munching, or 650b up to 2.1″ wide to head further away from smooth surfaces.
Pinarello Grevil carbon gravel road bike – Tech Details
The new Grevil adapts Pinarello’s Think Asymmetric concept, starting with the asymmetric downtube that offsets to counter drivetrain inputs towards the traditional threaded bottom bracket.
Asymmetry continues to the rear end with a dropped driveside chainstay to make way for up to 2.1″ tires, while the non-driveside makes a straight line back to the flat mount disc brake inside the rear triangle. It even extends to the seatstays which also curve separately to meet the rear axle.
The new carbon gravel bike uses thin, widely set fork legs and seatstays for smooth airflow over the top of the wheels, plus an internally concave downtube design that Pinarello says improves aerodynamics over a water bottle mounted in the frame.
Up front the Grevil also gets a prominent ‘fork flap’ on the disc side to smooth airflow over the front caliper, much like was added to the Dogma F10.
The new Grevil has adaptable internal cable routing for 1x, 2x, mechanical & electronic drivetrains. It features a proprietary aero carbon seatpost, a 1.5″ tapered headtube, and a third set of bottle cage bosses under the downtube.
Pinarello Grevil carbon gravel road bike – Dedicated Gravel Geometry
Pinarello says they developed Dedicated Gravel Geometry for the new Grevil starting with a shorter & higher Stack & Reach than their standard road range, making the new bike more compact, more comfortable, and slightly more agile in tight, technical terrain. At the same time that many companies stretch out their gravel bike wheelbases, Pinarello also lengthened a bit to avoid slowing the overall road bike feel of the Grevil. Squeezing 420mm chainstays in with the Asymmetric rear, still allowed the dual wheel size possibilities in a quick handling bike for all road surfaces.
The bike is available in six standard frames sizes (44-59cm) and five color options.
Pinarello Grevil carbon gravel road bike – Spec & Availability
The new Grevil will be available in two different frameset options. The standard Grevil uses a mid-to-high modulus T700 carbon frame construction and will be available as a complete bike only.
Then a second Grevil+ gets the same design in a hi-mod T1100 ‘Dream’ carbon construction featuring something called ‘Nanoalloy Technology’.