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2019 Pinarello Grevil+ swoops in on fat 650b tires for fast dirt & gravel roads

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike
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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

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

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.

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

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.

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

 

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.

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

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

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

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

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

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.

2019 Pinarello Grevil+ 650b carbon gravel road bike

Then a second Grevil+ gets the same design in a hi-mod T1100 ‘Dream’ carbon construction featuring something called ‘Nanoalloy Technology’.

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Wyatt
Wyatt
4 years ago

Cool bike. However it does remind me off when the Fonz went water skiing and jumped over a shark.

Kevin Kitura
Kevin Kitura
4 years ago
Reply to  Wyatt

The line between road bike and gravel bike is getting really really blurry.

dockboy
dockboy
4 years ago

I think they left it in the sun too long – it looks melted.

adilosnave
adilosnave
4 years ago
Reply to  dockboy

Ha ha! True. Or like it was pulled from the bottom of a pile of clothes without being ironed. Lots of kinks and curves with no semblance of flow or proportion. Way over-styled.

mud+rock
mud+rock
4 years ago

did you really say “mile munching”?

Le Mans
Le Mans
4 years ago

That “fork flap” text makes me want to vomit.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
4 years ago
Reply to  Le Mans

and i think i may prefer to look at your vomit than this thing

Kyle Klimas
4 years ago

This bike looks sick!

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

yep, I’m always concerned about aero when 1) I am pushing 40+ mm tires through the air 2) at 15 mph

onion
onion
4 years ago

Definitely read that decal the first time as “PORKFLAP”

Michael S
Michael S
4 years ago
Reply to  onion

Mmm…”PORKFLAP”

OriginalMV
OriginalMV
4 years ago

I wonder if the Pinarello stylists….erm, I mean “engineers”…were upset that just when they finally had a functional reason to use a oddly bent stay (dropped right chainstay for ring/tyre clearance), the entire gravel bike market had beaten them to the punch already (3T et al).

Also, that 2-tone paint colour scheme really brings out the inherent ugly in the bike’s lines. Stick to single colours, Fausto.

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  OriginalMV

Asym chainstays have been around much longer than 3T and the “gravel bike market”. Do your homework.

OrginalMV
OrginalMV
4 years ago
Reply to  KF

KF-

Your point is that asymmetric chainstays existed before the 3T Exploro and gravel bikes? That’s like jumping into a debate about preferences for french fries to point out that french fries existed before McD or Wendy’s.

“Sure, but so what?”

Asymmetric chainstays in the broad definition have existed for decades and for a variety of reasons, but what relevance does that have to the gravel bike market, the Exploro, or this Pinarello?

You want homework? Google “gravel bike dropped chainstay” for some reading if you’d like.

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  OrginalMV

The only point you’ve made so far is that your a fashion critic. Which I agree with, but “sure, so what?”

OriginalMV
OriginalMV
4 years ago
Reply to  KF

What are you on about? I gather that you’re (yeah, notice the correct use of the contraction “you’re”) eager to mention that asymmetric chainstays predate the 3T Exploro and that you want more “homework”, but frankly I’ve done the homework years ago and am qualified to critique fashion masquerading as engineering (sorry that you didn’t get the reading hint before).

All you’ve done is point out that asymmetric chainstays predate gravel bikes, which is an academic argument that no one here attempted to make or refute. I really struggle to understand what you feel that you contribute to the discussion.

For your benefit….and anyone else who has not paid attention to Pinarello’s bikes over the last 15 years….I am stating that the Pinarello brand has a history of marketing dramatically shaped stays and fork blades under the dodgy guise of “engineering” (no examples cited, do the “homework” yourself). Specifically I am pointing out that Pinarello…for this gravel bike…at last has a legitimate reason to pursue an unusual chainstay design yet they can’t claim any leadership in this situation because other brands have already done it.

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  OriginalMV

Next time somebody agrees with you maybe it’s time to put it to bed, instead of writing a 3 paragraph essay about nothing. You don’t like Pina and their fashionistas masquerading as engineers? Well, neither do I. So you have a wealth of knowledge about asym stays but don’t understand the use of them on gravel bikes? Ok, you just revealed to everyone a textbook example of a non-sequitur with that little ditty. Safe to say entering any sort of “discussion” with you is a complete waste of time. You already revealed that you require too much hand holding with your opening statement and your responses. I’ll make sure to steer well clear of you in the future, there’s only so much time in a day.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
4 years ago

No proprietary aero dropper post?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Kill it before it breads. Epic fail. Go fish.

Toffee
Toffee
4 years ago

Think I’ll stock up on road bikes – soon you’ll only be able to buy gravel bikes

epb
epb
4 years ago

Serendipity

K.B.
K.B.
4 years ago

It’s bad enough they had to call it a “Forkflap”, but did they really have to write it on there as well?

Craig
Craig
4 years ago

That fork flap is just what I wanted. Yay more difficult access to caliper adjustments. I like frames with flaps.

Finky
Finky
4 years ago

Do yourselves a huge favour and buy the Mason Bokeh , you’ll have a way better bike that looks cooler AND have enough change left over to plan a proper adventure

Don
Don
4 years ago
Reply to  Finky

the aluminum Mason Bokeh compares to an Aluminum Cannondale Topstone. There’s less difference between a topstone and a bokeh. Apples to apples 🙂

Shannon
Shannon
4 years ago

Disappointed they did not incorporate the HiRide rear suspension from the K10S, and add the front suspension fork HiRide has developed. That would be a cool frame

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

I guess I’m the only one who likes these bikes( in the solid color)

fdpdk
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

No your not the only one , also really like these bikes. I think they look cool.

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

It’s definitely a love/hate thing. I love it and bought one 😀

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