If you haven’t checked out Breezer’s pavement collection lately, it’s worth a look, particularly the very svelte Liberty hybrid city/commuter bikes. Now, bridging the gap between those and their mountain bikes and jumping straight into the popular gravel segment is their first modern road bike, the Inversion.
Built with Breezer’s D’Fusion double butted chromoly and Apex brake mounts that mix flat mount front and standard post mount rear disc brakes, the bike is a real beauty. Behind it, inside the truck bed, is an original 1978 Breezer Series 1 mountain bike, that’s also worth a look…
The tapered and heavily shaped headtube belies the fact the frame is made from steel. Inside it is a full carbon fork with internal brake routing.
The fork’s dropouts have stealth fender mounts, and the back of the frame has full rack and fender mounts. Note the shaped seatstay bridge, too. Lots of little details like that make this a bike we’re lusting after.
New Breezer dropouts are modified for 142×12 thru axles. The axle threads directly into a big, solid derailleur hanger.
The rear brake sits on post mounts split between the chainstay and seatstay, yet somehow doesn’t come off as too much of a contrast with the sleeker flat mount brakes up front. The fork also uses a 12mm axle.
Tire clearance measures at a max of 38mm, putting plenty of space between the chainstay and cranks, too. These are Turn Zayante alloy cranks with Praxis chainrings.
The cockpit gets a healthy does of Oval components, including an all new flared drop bar made specifically for the gravel market.
UPDATED: Pricing and availability is $2000 for the Inversion Team (Ultegra w/685 hydro discs, Praxis TURN Zayante cranks, WTB 30c Exposure TCS tires w/WTB Frequency tubeless rims) and the Inversion Pro at $1400-1500 (Shimano 105, TRP HY/RD discs, Vittoria 32C Zaffiro’s on tubeless-ready 19mm internal width Vera Corsa rims). The Pro’s pricing will be finalized when the bikes become available later this summer along with the rest of Breezer’s 2017 lineup.
For a look at how it all started on the gravel, they had an original 1978 Breezer Series 1, this one being the second off the line and built for Charlie Kelly.
Massive Magura moto brake levers with an obscene amount of reach.
Bandana with a toe strap for a saddle bag.