Grevil Force eTap AXS Gravel Bike
Pinarello officially joins the gravel and mixed-surface party with its Grevil all-road bike. With flat-mount disc-specific construction, stiff 12mm thru-axles, and equal parts agile and stable geometry, the Grevil brings a rare mix of exceptional comfort, classic Pinarello aesthetics, and efficient speed to your next pavement or off-road adventure. And while we did enjoy riding the outgoing Gan GR, the Grevil is so much more refined with its increased tire clearance, compatibility with 650b and 700c wheels, a third set of water bottle bosses under the downtube, and updated geometry. This particular model is built up with SRAM's Force eTap AXS wireless groupset for riders seeking the latest and greatest in drivetrain technology.
The Grevil features similar eye-catching styling cues as the top-tier Dogma K10, with its signature curves, aero section, and asymmetry. Pinarello's goal was to make a bike that was fast over gravel and the road sections that connect them without relying on any suspension systems that can sap power. To do so, it relied on aero tube shapes that help slice through the wind and drop watts loss to air resistance as well as slightly flattened chainstays and seatstays that impart additional compliance over the bumps while maintaining lateral stiffness.
The most notable difference between the Grevil and its high-end cousin is the type of carbon used to make them. While the Grevil+ boasts the top-end of the top-tier Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Grevil consists of slightly more compliant T700 UD carbon, which gains weight and sacrifices a tiny bit of stiffness but drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is slightly less rigid than the T1100 1K, it remains a high-strength, race-worthy layup designed to handle hard miles over varied terrain. It's every bit as light and stiff as the bikes that many of our cycling heroes rode to grand tour and monument wins not that long ago. We should also note that, like most cycling fans, we still lust after those bikes even as technology pushes ever further into the future.
Since this is a Pinarello at the end of the day, we'd be remiss not to point out some of the aerodynamic signature features like an oval-front and FlatBack profile tube shaping throughout the frame and fork, creating an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the wind without any extra materials bogging down the scale. Fork Flaps, an FSC integrated seat clamp, and aero seat post add to the wind-cutting advantage and offer clean, uninterrupted frame lines.
- Pinarello technology and aesthetic for all-road adventures
- Aero shaped tubes improve aerodynamics
- Light and stiff T700 carbon fiber frame keeps things efficient
- Flat-mount disc brakes offer powerful braking and smooth modulation
- 12mm thru-axles offer stiff responsiveness
- Flexstays take the edge off washboard roads
- Think2 internal cable routing keeps the frame tidy
- Clean and crisp shifting thanks to Force eTap AXS wireless groupset