Built off their original Storm King “Monster Gravel” bike, the new Storm King GP gets suspension corrected geometry tailor-made for running the new Rockshox Rudy gravel fork.
Add in the rest of that new SRAM XPLR package, including the 1x SRAM drivetrain and Zipp Moto XPLR wheels, and they’ll calling it the bike to take on any road, anywhere, anytime…
The main difference is the geometry, namely a 5mm shorter head tube to accommodate the increased axle-to-crown height of the Rudy suspension fork.
They also made the head angle slightly slacker, by half a degree, which works with the overall change in axle-to-crown height and slacker front end.
The standard Storm King has a 395mm A-to-C on the fork, but the 40mm travel Rockshox Rudy is 435mm. Subtract the 5mm headtube shortening, and you still have a 35mm difference. But they tweaked everything else to keep the BB drop and overall rider position the same, with handling that’s targeted at the more aggressive riding you can do with the addition of suspension.
The seat tube is 2.25º steeper, but they’re spec’ing a 0mm offset (aka “straight”) Rockshox Reverb XPLR dropper seatpost. The combination keeps the rider where they need to be in relation to the pedals, along with the…
…longer Front Center measurement, which was was increased by 10mm to reduce the likelihood of toe overlap with the front tire. That works with the slacker head angle to keep the Reach measurement in a similar position as the regular Storm King.
This, plus 5mm long chainstays, extend the wheelbase by about 20mm total (size 58), which should add stability at speed or when loaded down with frame bags.
The bike gets a third bottle mount under the downtube, and a single accessory (likely for a mini fender) mount just behind the headtube (visible in fork detail photo earlier in this post).
This one is shown without top tube bag mounts…but only because the logo is there. If you want them, they can add them for no extra charge.
Like all of Sage Titanium’s bikes, they’re handmade in the USA. The Storm King GP will be available in a single spec, using the full SRAM Red XPLR group with dropper post and fork, Zipp Moto XPLR wheels with 40mm Zipp tires, Zipp XPLR/Service Course bar and stem, and Chris King headset and T47 bottom bracket.
MSRP is $11,765 for a complete build with a non-anodized frame, and $12,765 for something like you see here with colored anodization. Frame-only will also be offered starting at $4,300, and the frame shown above would be $6,500 based on the combination if anodizing and polishing. Custom finishes, paint, polishing, and even Cerakote, are all available for an additional charge.