The original Grava Bikes Maple Sally made its first appearances in and around Western North Carolina, at various ‘cross and gravel races in the area. Since that time, Grava Bikes have continued to enhance the product line, most recently with the release of their USA made steel bike, The Revenuer. But, they’re not resting on their laurels. Cue the next version of the Maple Sally, their carbon do-it-all bike…
Grava’s Maple Sally drew its name from a road in the Wilson Creek Gorge area of Western North Carolina – the roller coaster like topography of this dirt thoroughfare inspired company founders Jeff Welch, Shawn Moore and Sonny Dyer to create the near perfect do-it-all bike.
Road, Roubaix, Gravel, Ultra / Monster Cross, Gran Fondo or Cyclocross, the Maple Sally is one bike for all of these jobs. The frame was designed to be stiff and compliant, but without forgoing comfort; the rider should not have to endure both terrain and bike. The Maple Sally’s unidirectional, high-modulus, Toray 24-ton carbon fiber lay-up sees to that.
In line with a frame of this nature, the Maple Sally features many of the conveniences people expect these days – all carbon tapered steerer tube fork, internal routing of shifter and disc brake cables, support for electronic shifting and PF30 bottom bracket shell.
A longer wheelbase provides excellent stability when descending, with tire clearance for a 29’er x 1.8″ tire on the front and 700c x 40mm tire on the rear. Thru axles front and rear keep wheels secured to the frame.
MSRP on the all-carbon Grava Bikes Maple Sally is $US 1,850.
For the dedicated cyclocross racer, Grava Bikes is offering an “A” bike / “B” bike special. Buy two frames of the same size, get custom paint and $200 off each frame. Special pricing and custom paint is available to teams who order a minimum of four frames.