The newest iteration of the Pelago Stavanger just hit the streets, and it looks like a head-turner. For those unfamiliar, Pelago — is a Helsinki-based bike and gear manufacture with eyes on gravel, randonneuring, and exploring fun on two wheels.
The Stavanger — one of the company’s cornerstone offerings just got a refresh (the most significant to date), and the results are great for those who want to explore gravel and cover more ground.
Pelago Stavanger — whats new?
The newest version of the Stavanger boasts a tighter geometry, making it easier to maneuver, but it still stays true to its randonneuring roots. The updated frame can easily fit tires up to 50mm (57mm if you’re running 650b) and fit a wide range of riders with frame sizes from 42 cm to 63 cm.
Pelago’s randonneuring workhorse is still CrMo steel, but the newest version is lighter, and the tubes are oversized to fit modern components like tapered carbon forks. The wall thickness of the CrMo is 0.5-0.8-05 on the main triangle, yet still claims to be super strong. Pelagos boasts that the Stavanger easily passes all the MTB test standards, definitely something you want if you plan to do any fully loaded riding over rough terrain.
Adding more modern twists to the steel build, the Stavanger comes with 12mm thru axels and a detachable/replaceable rear derailleur hanger. The Stavanger frame is dropper post-compatible and can easily route Di2 wires discreetly for those looking to get ultra-modern.
Keeping to the touring and exploring roots of the Stavanger, the updated version features more mounts for bottles, gear, and everything you can get rolling. The complete bike arrives with Shimano GRX RX600 1X11, hydraulic brakes, and set up with a mindful 40T/11-42T gearing — enough for commuting and climbing the steep gravel punches.
Pelago states the revised design scheme takes much inspiration from navigation from the stars; a fitting image for a bike can take you off the grid.
Pelago Stavanger Geometry
Pelago Stavanger frame key features
- Wide range of sizes
- Multi-purpose geometry
- Tons of tire clearance — up to 50-57mm
- Mounts for fenders and all touring fittings
- Di2, dropper post, and carbon fork capable (comes with CrMo fork stock)
Pelago Stavanger complete bike spec
Price: $2800 (as a complete bike with GRX) $1180 as a frameset
The Pelago Stavanger comes as a complete bike or frameset with pre-orders happening now, with deliveries happening in late November 2021.