Festka Rover Gravel Disc
THE ROVER GRAVEL
There is this little path in the middle of your daily ride that you've always been tempted to take. There are these dry lands in the hills where your MTB feels like a drag. There are those long networks of gravel roads stitching a patchwork of fields together in the American Midwest, where only a few deer disturb the quiet. There are those cyclocross races you'd like to participate in without having to get a CX specific frame. All of which are a perfect reason to fall in love with the flexibility of Gravel bikes. You can put all types of chainrings, fit tires up to 32c and escape on this bike with versatile geometry. There is a little note to keep in mind. The frame was not primarily constructed for muddy tracks so there is not much space between the tire and the chainstays. The reason for that brings us back to the versatility of the frame. We wanted to keep the options open for variable and interchangeable crank sets and chainrings.
All the tubes that constitute ONE are tuned to function as a homogeneous union. They are put together according to the precise calculations of our engineers and using a technique commonly used in the aviation industry. The resulting energy exchange between them enables the rider to fly the bike as if super-powered. Moreover, the level of mechanical damage resistance has been improved tremendously compared to our previous carbon model (the ZERO), and stiffness has jumped by 60%.
The geometry and the riding characteristics are based on our racing experience. Final test rides were held in the French and Swiss Alps with ex-pros riding various frames each made of different tubes. Their experience was carefully recorded. Thanks to it, we have developed a frame that is tranquil even in high speeds and provides the rider with comfort and security no matter the size.
The bicycle features spry reactions to change of direction while keeping a stable track. This stability is achieved through the very stiff front part of the frame which helps the rider to spurt. The rear triangle is where the comfort is stored. There is a lot of love, effort, passion and innovation inscribed into this frame, and it will with no doubt wow you.
Price: $5190 USD plus $200 delivery in North America
Dropouts : Titanium disc
Fork: TRP CX, Columbus Futura CX, or ENVE CX
Headtube ∅: 44mm
Derailleur clamp : 35mm
Seatpost ∅: 31.6mm
Bottom bracket: PF30, BSA (+60g)
Shifting: Mechanical, Di2 or EPS (v2/v3), eTap
Brakes: Flat-mount Disc
Rear spacing: 142 mm with 12-mm thru-axle
Shifting: Mechanical, Di2 or EPS (v2/v3), or eTap at no charge
Chris King headset for $185 USD
Internal brake cable routing for $299 USD
Custom geometry with Blacksmith consult for $200
Going classic = no charge for smaller diameter tubes and 1,1/8" headtube
Integrated seat post = $400
Custom, semi-custom paint = $600 to $1200 plus any painted components