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EB17: Bergamont Grandurance from gravel to cross, plus urban Sweep bikes

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Bergamont has gone down the path of creating a single Grandurance all road platform to hit all the bases and any hard surface. With three carbon and aluminum frameset combinations, they build the bike up into fast road bikes, dedicated cyclocross racers, and even fully loaded randonneurs. Then, sharing a similar fat road tire setup, the new aluminum Sweep urban flat bar bikes offer a quick way to enjoy that commute to work.

Grandurance full carbon all road bikes

Staring out in carbon the Grandurance is a light and fast fat tire road bike not afraid to venture off the tarmac. With 12mm thru-axles and flat mount brakes front & rear, the full carbon bike uses small diameter dropped seatstays for extra comfort, and a shaped full carbon, tapered steerer fork for precise handling.

Big tire clearance is key for the kind of versatility that Bergamont is aiming for in the Grandurance family, and the bike claims to fit 37mm tires, while mostly getting spec’ed with 35mm Schwalbe G-Ones.

The carbon Grandurance retains low profile mounts for full coverage fenders, but complete bikes instead come with Bergamont’s own mini front fender aiming to limit spray back to the rider’s face, while retaining full tire clearance.

Each of the frames features a low-key paint design. But frames are then paired with their own multi-color fork for a more unique look, in five frame sizes (49-61cm). The top-level Grandurance Elite (top) features a Shimano 105 groupset and a 9.2kg claimed weight for a 2800€ retail price. This Grandurance Expert with its more earth tone colors features a Tiagra 2×10 still with hydraulic brakes and a 9.6kg weight for 2200€

Grandurance carbon all road cyclocross builds

Sticking with the same full carbon frame & fork (even down to that mini front fender), Bergamont has built a race-ready cyclocross build as well.

The 2600€ Grandurance CX Team simplifies things with a SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain, bringing claimed weight down to 9.0kg with a set of Schwalbe 33mm X-One cross clinchers. Clearing out the front derailleur give us a good chance for a close look at the adaptability in the carbon frame for internal routing, the high direct mount derailleur, and rear fender.

Making cross more affordable as well, there is a 1200€ Grandurance CX 6.0 that swaps in an aluminum & carbon fork, a non-series crank, mechanical disc brakes, and a Tiagra 2×10 drivetrain.

Grandurance aluminum frame + carbon fork all road bikes

Jumping down to a butted 6061 alloy frame certainly brings the price down, while still preserving the same geometry, tire clearance, thru-axles, and all surface flexibility. The aluminum framed bikes feature their own full carbon, tapered steerer fork without the shape transitioning into the frame. But they still get that mini fender.

The all green forked Grandurance 6.0 gets a full Tiagra 2×10 group with hydraulic brakes for its 1400€ price tag. The Grandurance 5.0 with a touch of red on the fork goes for a Sora 2×9 and mechanical brakes for 1000€.

Grandurance all aluminum all road randonneur bikes

Now with an aluminum fork to match a 6061 frame, the RD bikes get the light loaded touring randonneur treatment with full coverage fenders and an integrated rear rack. More about creating tour ready bikes, the Grandurance RDs are a completely different frameset that maintains the same geometry but drops the thru-axles in favor of QRs and post mount brakes.

While the complete bikes build the minimalist rear rack into the fender, the frames still get mounts for a traditional rear rack. They also both get dynamo hubs and integrated LED lighting for their time out on tour. The shiny silver 1800€ Grandurance RD 7.0 features a 105 groupset and hydraulic disc brakes and a Busch & Muller IQ-X 100 lux headlight. A black Grandurance RD 5.0 though manages to trim the price back to just 1000€ with a less powerful 50 lux B&M headlamp, a Claris 2×8 setup, and mechanical disc brakes.

Sweep aluminum flat bar urban commuter bikes

The Sweep mixes a fast moving road racer geometry and feel with the more upright position of a urban commuter and wide enough tires to attack broken city streets. The bikes are all spec’ed with 32mm slicks to smooth your commute and get hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping, but stick with QR axles. The butted 6061 Sweep frame pairs with a tapered alloy fork, both getting fender mounts.

The Sweep is available in three complete build options sharing the same frameset – the gray & yellow Sweep 8.0 with a Tiagra 2×10 drivetrain for 1000€, the green & black 6.0 with a Claris 2×8 for 800€ & this black & gray 4.0 with an Alivio 3×9 for 700€. Each of the frames features internal routing, an integrated tapered headset, and comes in a four size range from 48-60cm.

Bergamont.com

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Tim
Tim
5 years ago

Why are the 3 newest articles followed by the same 3 articles?

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

I like that they didn’t cheap out on Cranksets. Too many mfgs cheapen our and install boat anchor Cranksets stock on all but their most halo builds.

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

Loving those forks!

James.
James.
5 years ago

These look pretty cool, but don’t seem to be available in the US… Is that right? That fender also seems to be rather structural for fully loaded touring.

STS
STS
5 years ago

Did I understand that right? A gravel bike introduced for 2018 with tire clearance for maximum 37 mm wide tires?

gringo
gringo
5 years ago
Reply to  STS

If you are not drinking the 37c gravel Kool Aid, then why not have a look at Salsa? They fit 2-3 inch MTB tires depending on the model.
If your version of gravel means comfort and grip 29” mtb tires are where its at.

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