On the market for a gravel racing rig, and likely will opt for a Factor OSTRO Gravel.
Is anyone running 1x with a Power2Max? I’m trying to understand if there should be any issue running Rotor aldhu cranks (110 bcd) with a P2M and a single chainring with GRX in the back. Can’t seem to find anything conclusive.
While I do agree up to a certain point, having raced plenty on a steel hard tail, as well as mid level road carbon, and later moving to higher end carbon frames in both disciplines - the difference is there, marginal or more, but it’s there (be it due to frame material, geo, aero, etc) if we’re comparing race rigs level.
But that’s my personal opinion, per what I felt.
I have on my Lauf Seigla Power2max NGeco with Rotor Vegast cranks which have same the axle interface as Aldhu cranks I think. I had to buy a offset axle which fits the wider 73 mm BB on Seigla, but on a normal BB no mods should be needed. That spider is for 110 BCD Shimano chainrings, so I put a Wolf Tooth 46T GRX Drop-Stop B chainring on it. It didn’t fit at first because of the profile to fit on GRX cranks, but with some filing (a half mm or so) it fits perfectly and works great with SRAM Transmission at the back on my bike.
I’m a road biker looking at buying my first gravel bike and I live in Colorado. Planning to ride it in events like steamboat and unbound, as well as on some of the usual gravel roads around the mountains here (fire roads, etc). I’m looking at the usual suspects: the Aspero-5, kaius, crux, checkpoint, and potentially the Enve. Does my use case standout for/against any of them in particular? Road manners aren’t super important since I have a road bike for that.
If you are going to limit your riding to smooth gravel like fire roads and SBT, AND want the fastest bike consider the Kaius and Factor Ostro. If you want to venture into the chunkier gravel the Colorado Rockies have to offer, you want 47-50mm tires and the Enve is your rig. It rides magnificently.
Progressive Geometry (fast!)
Nicely concealed cables (unlike the checkpoint)
50mm tire clearance.
No other bike offers this package. The closest is the checkpoint, but the ride is too sedated and the cable integration is not well executed.
Yes. If concealed cables are important. But perhaps the Diverge or the new Stigmata (w/o fork) might be closer. It just depends what aspects are non negotiable for you. For me, exposed cables in 2023 is non negotiable, but the Trek solution doesn’t quite do it for me. Another advantage of the MOG is the UDH if you want to run Transmission. I can confirm it shifts like heaven.