Daily Archives: 10/24/2018

GRIT.CX Post Their 2019 Rove LTD First Impressions “The Rove feels planted without being boring or heavy”

Tom Hill from Grit.CX has just returned from a few days on the Portuguese island of Madeira where he was taking part in our intimate European Kona gravel launch. The launch focused on our new Libre line of multi-surface drop bar bikes, as well as our 2019 Roves and Sutras. He’s just posted part one of Grit’s three-part series covering the trip, as well as his first impressions of the 2019 Rove Ltd. Head over to Grit.CX to check out the story in full.

“The Rove feels planted without being boring or heavy, zingy without being energy sapping or overly flexible.”

 

 

Aggy’s One-Off-Tonal-Camo Custom Rampage Operator

For Graham Agassiz’s return to Rampage, he teamed up with Stacy Glasser at Painthouse Customs in Vancouver and worked on this epic tonal camo 2019 Operator frame. And damn if they weren’t successful, the stealthy matte finish looks insane and the red rocker, forks, brakes, and wolf head badge add just enough color to this rad one-off Rampage bike. Build-wise there is nothing that different from the team Operator he’s been riding all season, the build is complete with parts from our Gravity Team Sponsors SRAM, RockShox, Novatec, Maxxis, Kore, MRP, Chris King and Sensus. Scroll down for more detailed images.

Aggy’s long-time sponsors SRAM/RockShox are, as always, integral to the build, providing the Boxxer, SRAM XO DH drivetrain, and custom-named Code RSC brakes. The wheels are Novatec’s Demons shod with Maxxis Minion DHR/DHR II’s. A Chris King headset, MRP chain guide, Sensus Grips, Kore cockpit, and HT Pedals round out the bike. Just like in 2016, Aggy is running a plus-sized 2.8 Maxxis Minion DHF up front and a 2.5 out back, also if those rotors look large, that’s because they are! You’ll find many pro riders rocking SRAM’s yet to be released 220mm rotors, perfect for the near vertical terrain of the Utah desert.