Full On Gravel Slayer
The ADHX 45 is our full on gravel bike with plenty of clearance for rowdy off-road fun. The ADHX 45 has 430mm chainstays and can fit a 45c tire. This is the bike for you if you want to get lost on the back roads.
Available in 7 colors.
WHERE WILL YOU GO?
Is there a perfect one-bike solution? That depends on your perspective as a rider. Understanding where you’d like to ride most often is worthy of much consideration.
DETERMINING THE SWEET SPOT
Selecting the bike that is designed for your rides will yield the most 'smiles per mile.' If rougher gravel roads only feature occasionally, you'll enjoy the improved handling and road feel of the ADHX. If you primarily ride pavement, you might not need a 'gravel' bike at all – It's amazing what can be ridden quickly and comfortably aboard the Alpe d'Huez sporting a supple 28c tire. If you want to get lost on unimproved back roads and could almost justify a mountain bike, the capabilities of the ADHX 45 could be perfect.
VOLUME, TRACTION & CONTROL
A 45c tire has roughly three times the volume of a 28c tire and about 65% more than a 38c version. More volume allows lower air pressures and better traction, increased comfort and more stability. Additionally, the more aggressive tread patterns available in larger sizes further contribute to grip on uncertain terrain.
BIGGER IS BETTER - BUT NOT ALWAYS
It might seem that any bike would benefit from larger tires and this is true to an extent. But consider that a large tire weighs a great deal more than a smaller one and the taller sidewalls deflect more, contributing to a vague feeling over hard surfaces. Additionally, drivetrain compatibility is reduced as wide tires, chainrings and front derailleurs all compete for the same space.
GRAVEL GEOMETRY HIGHLIGHTS
ADHX 45 is different from the ADHX in a few key dimensions. These changes allow for larger tires and impart additional stability.
ADHX 45 - FEATURES
|ADHX 45 FRAME SPECIFICATIONS
BCS Carbon Fiber - Dyneema® Enhanced
12x120x1.5mm Pitch F, 12x159x1.5 Pitch R
XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
FORK STEERER TUBE
Tapered 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"
Proprietary ADHX Alloy
Top and Bottom 1-1/2" (with internal routing compression ring)
Compatible with Electronic and Standard Shifting Systems
1X and 2X Wide Compatible with Integrated Single Cover and Drivetrain Conversion Kit
MAXIMUM TIRE WIDTH
Front and Rear Flat Mount Disc
DISC HUB STANDARD
12x100mm F, 12x142mm R
140/160mm with Adapter