Corratec has upgraded their gravel bike options with carbon fiber models called the Allroad C1. It takes full advantage of the composite material to do some elegant shaping around the wider tires and accessory mounts to create a great looking off-road road bike.
The bike has light duty rack mounts front and rear, but the shaping suggests it’s more racy than bikepacky.
The fork hides a flat rack mount behind its shapely, oversized crown.
Run a front derailleur or chain guide if you want.
Tire clearance is related at 700×40 front and rear. They’ll come with either Ultegra 2×11 (€2,699) or this SRAM Force 1 build (€3,599). There’s also an alloy e-bike version available.
2019 Corratec Revolution i-Link
The Corratec Revolution I-Link is a new full suspension version of their Revolution hardtail, and they say it’s the lightest virtual pivot point XC bike on the market at 9.3kg complete in top trim. That’s for the SL version shown here, which has a lighter layup – the frame alone with shock is just under 2kg. The standard (non SL) frame comes in 200g heavier, but they say the lowest price point complete bike still comes in under 12kg.
It uses their Inside Link suspension design, which places the virtual pivot point just behind the lower linkage. This creates 200% anti-squat, so you don’t need any lockout on the rear. That let them run a very light compression damping on the shock, so they say you only need about 10% sag on this bike.
One of the benefits of this suspension design is very efficient pedaling. Magura MT8 brakes are among the lightest out there, which is part of how they achieve this extremely low weight:
The complete bike came in at 9.31kg (20.52lb) without pedals. Here’s the rest of the build that justifies the price tag. Starting with a SRAM XX1 Eagle group…
The fork is a Fox 32 SC and the cockpit comes from Tune.
And that’s the full cockpit: Bar, stem, seatpost and saddle.
The new DT Swiss XRC carbon wheels complete the package, wrapped in Schwalbe’s lightweight Racing Ralph tires. Complete bike is €8,499 for the top level, down to €3,299 for the base model (including VAT).
You can get the Revolution full suspension model in two travels, both with the same frame. The XC build has 100mm travel front and rear. The trails version simply uses a longer shock stroke to get 120mm travel, matched to a 120mm fork. On that one, they recommend 15% sag in the back. The XC bikes get a fork lockout, trail models don’t. All but the top XC build get dropper seatposts.
The Revolution 29 hardtail now comes in lighter than ever, with a few layup tweaks to the rear end to make it stiffer. Mostly, it’s the new spec that makes it so light, using the same Tune-heavy build to come in at 8.47kg (18.67lb). Retail is €7,299.