EB16: Breezer Radar Pro takes a more casual approach to gravel, adventure riding

breezer radar pro steel gravel adventure road bike

Compared to the steel Inversion gravel road bike launched in April, the new Breezer Radar Pro Radar is more utilitarian, all around bike. It fits bigger tires, up to 29×2.1, and it gets a thirst slaking five water bottle mounts.

The frame is butted steel, it just doesn’t get the additional shaping of the Inversion, and gets a straight steerer instead of tapered. Other key differences include QR instead of thru axles, and a chromoly fork rather than carbon.

breezer radar pro steel gravel adventure road bike

breezer radar pro steel gravel adventure road bike

All cables are run externally, and presumably you’ll want to make sure the shop doesn’t run your front brake cable inside the fork legs as shown here.

breezer radar pro steel gravel adventure road bike

Where the Inversion used a post mount rear/flat mount front brake caliper combo, this one uses IS mounts with adapters.

breezer radar pro steel gravel adventure road bike

Retail is $1,489 (€1,499) with a SRAM X9/GX mix controlled by S700 hydro levers and brakes. Cockpit is house-brand Oval Concepts alloy parts with a WTB saddle. Wheels are tubeless ready and come with tube-type WTB Riddler 700×45 tires.

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Chader
Chader
5 years ago

Nice looking bike. But the dish looks off for the front wheel 😉

PFS
PFS
5 years ago

Wow, a good looking bike for a reasonable price. Dont see that too often.

jared
jared
5 years ago

It looks like a copy of a Specialized AWOL…

anon
5 years ago
Reply to  jared

Steel adventure bikes have been around for a long time. This isn’t a “copy” of a recent Specialized product.

dr_lha
dr_lha
5 years ago
Reply to  jared

You speak as if the AWOL isn’t a already a copy itself (of the Salsa Vaya FYI).

ascarlarkinyar
5 years ago

Front wheel needs to be centered. Only a problem with qr bikes like this one, not like thru axles…lol

Dinger
Dinger
5 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

A thru-axle wheel can be built just as out-of-dish as a QR wheel can.

1368439846
1368439846
5 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

Makes absolutely no difference on axle. It’s out of dish.

Thesteve4761
Thesteve4761
5 years ago
Reply to  1368439846

He meant the hub is not settled in the dropouts. You can’t do that with a thru axle. Very common mistake on qr bikes.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Seems like a gravel bike from 3 years ago. Harder to upgrade with nice parts in the future with the rest of the industry moving away from QR and and straight headtubes. My gravel bike is the same, and I would have liked more options when upgrading to a carbon 1 1/8 fork, for example. Why buy a new bike that’s already somewhat antiquated? Especially when more updated spec bikes are like $250 more

mudrock
mudrock
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Ritchey will have your fork soon. Straight steerer, all carbon, post mounts. It’s on the new Outback, aftermarket fork available soon.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago
Reply to  mudrock

Nice fork! I would have definitely bought that Ritchey fork when I was looking; I prefer it to the Spot one I eventually purchased.

anonymous
anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Tapered headtube would look silly with a steel fork. A 44mm headtube already looks silly with a steel fork.

motarded
motarded
5 years ago

do you even ride gnarmac bro?

ascarlarkinyar
5 years ago

Oh yeah, qr’s, all steel, straight steer tube….time warp back to the future marty.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

Just because something is new doesn’t mean it’s better across the board for all applications.

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

ASI’s answer to the Fargo? Nice. I’ll have to look into that one.

Sammich
Sammich
5 years ago

The cable should be routed through the inside. It provides additional protection from the gravel goblins.

mudrock
mudrock
5 years ago

Joe Breeze and Ritchey (on the Ascent) may have their reasons for staying away from thru axles on these models. Outside of mountain bike-oriented shops in US and western Europe they won’t be that common. These are two bikes that might be popular with bike packers and world tourists, looks to me.

Nick
Nick
5 years ago
Reply to  mudrock

I would have to think that a replaceable derailleur hanger would be important to bike packers. Why would you build a frame now without one?

A Different Nick
A Different Nick
5 years ago
Reply to  Nick

It’s a steel frame, you just bend it back.

Nick
Nick
5 years ago
Reply to  Nick

However, the rest of the entire bike looks dope! Even the paint job is on point!

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
5 years ago

someone screwed up and put the hydro housing through the crown next to the tire…. oops

Beat_the_trail
Beat_the_trail
5 years ago

Seems like another Vaya clone…

And most steel frames don’t need replaceable hangers since you can bend them back several times before you finally nuke the frame, and then you can just weld a new drive side drop out on.

Guillaume Pages
Guillaume Pages
5 years ago

That’s basically another Salsa Vaya inspired bike…only several years later than the original !

Barspin
Barspin
5 years ago

Frame looks an almost identical to the 2014/15 Verenti Substance

2pacfan187
5 years ago

> thirst saking

I think you wanted slaking.