Shimano’s GRX gravel group just got a lot shinier…and lighter. A new polished shifter lever, crankset, brakes, and derailleur are available now, offering modern dirt road performance with a classic look.
To celebrate, Shimano’s showing them off on 10 full custom bikes from 10 different builders at the 2022 Unbound gravel race expo. Fortunately, we’ve got pics of them below, too, along with all the tech details…
Limited Edition Polished GRX Group
After the formal debut at Unbound, you’ll be able to buy it only as a complete groupset from frame builders and aftermarket retailers. Shown above is the 2x GRX Limited group on a titanium Firefly Bicycles gravel bike. Notice those new carbon GRX wheels, too, they just launched to provide a much lighter weight option for gravel racers.
The group will come in three versions:
- 1×11 Drop Bar ($1,360 MSRP)
- 2×11 Drop Bar ($1,465 MSRP)
- 1×11 Flat Bar ($1,015 MSRP)
…the key difference being the brake and shifter levers offered for the flat bar version. If you want one, contact your local shop ASAP before they’re gone.
The 1x group’s crankset gets just the polished crankarm…
…but the 2x gets a polished large chainring, too.
The rear derailleur gets a polished main body, B-knuckle, and pulley cage.
Brakes get polished calipers, and the brake levers are polished silver, too.
GRX Limited show bikes gallery
In addition to the Firefly (titanium) and English Cycles (steel) gravel bikes shown above, several other builders created custom bikes to show off the GRX Limited group. Above is an Angel Cycle Works titanium gravel bike out of Spain.
Chumba’s custom steel gravel bike comes out of Austin, Texas.
Enigma’s custom titanium gravel bike crosses over from Hailsham, UK.
LOW Bicycles is the sole aluminum frame builder in the bunch, hailing from San Francisco, CA.
Mariposa builds in steel out of Toronto, Ontario in Canada.
Mosaic went with the flat bar setup on their titanium gravel bike, made in Boulder, CO.
Speedvagen closes it out with a wild paint scheme on their steel gravel bike made in Portland, OR.