Grove R.A.D Force LTD

Size Guide

Size Guide

Choosing the right frame size to suit your body and riding style is really important.  Our chart below provides a guideline to help choose the right frame size, but if you're between sizes, not confident making the decision or would like some fitting advice, please get in touch and we'd be more than happy to help guide you.

We also recommend consulting an experienced bike fitter both for initial sizing and particularly to dial in your position on your bike. If you'd like details of a bike fitter near you, we'd be happy to provide a recommendation. 

 

 

Choose from 5 aluminium wheelsets or upgrade to carbon!
Scroll down for information about your wheelset options or learn more in our detailed wheel size discussion.

650B vs 700C


 

ROAD & DIRT | R.A.D Force LTD 

 

Grove Bike Co's flagship model; the R.A.D Force LTD is a limited-edition small production run of the R.A.D embellished in Grove’s snow gum green, emblematic of the Australian alpine region. The ultralight 6069-T6 triple butted aluminium frame and full carbon fork are designed and tested to exceed both ISO MTB and road standards, ensuring this bike is up for wherever your adventures lead.
The 1x specific design with custom CNC machined chainstay yoke provides tyre clearances up to 700x43 or 27.5x2.1” with snug 420mm chainstay length for spritely handling. The short rear end is balanced by the slack head angle and long fork offset which result in a confidently stable high-speed descender that hooks through corners with ease.

Building on the reliability of the R.A.D Apex bike, upgraded components include top of the line SRAM Force 1 groupset featuring Quarq Prime Power Ready Carbon crankset plus Ritchey WCS Blatte aluminium cockpit and supple WCS Carbon Link Flexlogic seat post. 

Grove RAD gravel cyclocross all-road bike sram force 1x
Grove RAD gravel cyclocross all-road bike sram force 1x

In addition to the same five aluminium AlexRims wheelset options available on the R.A.D Apex, the R.A.D Force LTD can be upgraded to carbon rim wheelsets from the renowned UK brand, Hunt Bike Wheels. Like Grove Bike Co, the team at Hunt believe in the myriad benefits of tubeless so all their wheels are tubeless-ready and pair perfectly with Panaracer’s GravelKing TLC tyres. Your R.A.D Force LTD can roll on the 700C Hunt 30 Carbon Gravel Disc or Hunt 650B Adventure Carbon Disc wheelsets.

  • Grove Bike Co Hunt 650B adventure carbon disc panaracer gravelking
  • Grove Bike Co Hunt 30 carbon gravel disc panaracer gravelking
  • Grove RAD gravel cyclocross all-road bike sram force 1x

 

WHEELSET OPTIONS

 

ROAD

PANARACER GRAVELKING 700C x 32

Natural rubber compound, puncture protection breaker and a special low rolling resistance casing make the GravelKing fast yet durable over any road surface from hot mix to moderate gravel.
As with all the Panaracer GravelKing tyres available with Grove Bike Co wheelsets, the 700x32 is tubeless compatible which offers increased suppleness and allows use of lower pressures with a reduced risk of pinch flatting. 290g / tyre

Panaracer gravelking features 700x32

GRAVEL

Panaracer GravelKing features performance 700x35 SK

PANARACER GRAVELKING SK 700C x 35

The Gravelking 'Small Knob' tyres feature a compact square knob tread through the centre of the tyre for a fine balance of smooth rolling speed with confident straight line braking and climbing traction. The shoulder of the tyres feature a linear yet more open tread for controlled cornering on firm through to loose surfaces.
The 700x35 size actually measures 38mm wide on a 21mm internal width rim; enough air volume to ride moderate gravel at speed.

CYCLOCROSS

PANARACER GRAVELKING MUD 700C x 33

Utilising the same anti-flat casing and natural rubber compound as the other GravelKing models, the GravelKing Mud features an open tread design suitable for damp to sloppy conditions on a ‘cross track or muddy gravel roads. The 700x33C size is UCI compliant for cyclocross racing and weighs 300g / tyre. Grove Cyclocross wheelsets are supplied with a smaller 11-36T cassette rather than the standard 11-42T for reduced weight and a closer shift increment at the top end (12T between the 11 and 13T). The derailleur can be set so that no adjustment is required when changing between 11-36T and 11-42T cassettes.

Panaracer gravelKing Mud 700x33 performance and features

ROAD PLUS

Panaracer gravelking 650Bx48 27.5x1.9 performance features

PANARACER GRAVELKING 650B x 48

By utilising smaller 650B rims, tyre volume can be increased considerably without increasing the tread diameter relative to a much smaller volume 700C tyre. The slick GravelKing tread with subtle shoulder chevrons provides a surprising amount of traction, most notably when climbing on loose surfaces, thanks to the ability to use lower pressures and the wide contact patch. The trademark GravelKing low rolling resistance reaches a whole other level when the road gets rocky. 
If you want low resistance and high speeds no matter how rough the road gets, this 520g tyre keeps your options wide open.

GRAVEL PLUS

PANARACER GRAVELKING SK 650B x 48

The King of GravelKings; if you seek confident handling through loose corners and optimal compliance on the roughest firetrails, then look no further. Utilising additional rows of the same square Small Knob tread pattern on the 700x35C SK, this claimed 48mm wide tyre measures over 50mm and boasts predictable traction over a wide variety of surfaces. The 12mm width increase over our 700C gravel option provides over 60% greater cross sectional area; that's a huge increase in air volume! This allows use of 'MTB pressures' below 30 psi for a supple ride with reasonably low rolling resistance and confident tarmac cornering feel. 
540g / tyre of endless options.

Panaracer GravelKing SK 650Bx48 27.5x1.9 performance features

 

Grove RAD gravel cyclocross all-road bike sram force 1x jump
Grove RAD gravel cyclocross all-road bike sram force 1x jump

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

FRAME Grove R.A.D AL-6069-T6 with tapered head tube, Pressfit BB86, 142x12mm thru axle and 140/160mm flat mount disc dropouts, internal cable routing, three bottle cage mounts, rear carrier and mudguard compatible
FORK Grove R.A.D full carbon with 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" tapered steerer, 100x12mm thru axle, 140/160mm flat mount disc, internal brake hose routing, mudguard mounts
HEADSET FSA No.42 CF ACB, 8.7mm Carbon Cone Spacer, Carbon Compression Device
DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1 Type-3 X-Horizon 11-Speed Long Cage, Roller Bearing Clutch, Cage Lock
SHIFTER SRAM Force 1 HydroR DoubleTap 11-Speed
CHAIN SRAM PC-1170 HollowPin 11-Speed PowerLock
CRANKSET Quarq Prime Power Ready Carbon, 172.5mm
CHAINRING SRAM Force 1 X-SYNC, 42T
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PressFit GXP
CASSETTE Sunrace RX8 11-Speed, 11-42T, 11-36T for Cyclocross Wheel Option
BRAKES SRAM Force HydroR Disc, Flat Mount Calipers
ROTORS AlexRims Wheels: SRAM CenterLine Rounded 6-Bolt, 160mm
Hunt Carbon Wheels: SRAM CenterLine X Rounded CenterLock, 160mm 
HANDLEBAR Ritchey ErgoMax WCS Blatte, Drop: 128mm, Reach: 73mm, Flare: 12°, Sweep: 4°
STEM Ritchey WCS C-220 84D Blatte
SEAT POST Ritchey WCS Carbon Link FlexLogic 27.2mm, Length: 350mm, Offset: 15mm with Reversible Clamp
SEAT POST COLLAR Grove CNC, Stainless Bolt, 6N.m
BAR TAPE Fabric Hex Duo Gel
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Elite Shallow, Cro-Mo Rail, 142mm
PEDALS VP-536 PP Platform
THRU AXLES SRAM Maxle Stealth, Thread Pitch: M12x1.5, F: 118.5mm/9mm Thread, R: 160mm/12mm Thread
ALUMINIUM WHEELS
700C or 650B
AlexRims Boondocks 3 Tubeless Ready, 30mm Deep, 21mm Internal Width, 24 Spoke, 6-Bolt, 11-Speed Shimano/SRAM Cassette Body, F: 100x12mm, R: 142x12mm, Tubeless Tape Installed, Tubeless Valves Supplied
CARBON WHEELS
700C (UPGRADE)
Hunt 30 Carbon Gravel Disc, 30mm Deep, 21.3mm Internal Width, 28 Pillar Aero Butted J-bend Spokes, Alloy Nipples, CenterLock, 11-Speed Shimano/SRAM Cassette Body, EZO Japan 4Season Cartridge Bearings, F: 100x12mm, R: 142x12mm, Tubeless Tape Installed, Tubeless Valves Supplied, 1479g
CARBON WHEELS
650B (UPGRADE)
Hunt 650B Adventure Carbon Disc, 22mm Deep, 24mm Internal Width, 28 Pillar Aero Butted J-bend Spokes, Brass Nipples, CenterLock, 11-Speed Shimano/SRAM Cassette Body, EZO Japan 4Season Cartridge Bearings, F: 100x12mm, R: 142x12mm, Tubeless Tape Installed, Tubeless Valves Supplied, 1425g
TYRES Panaracer GravelKing TLC
TOOLS Grove 5Nm Torque Wrench with 4mm/5mm/T25/+/- Bits, Grove 15mm Pedal Spanner, 5mm L Allen Key, 
ACCESSORIES Grove Tool Roll, Carbon Assembly Paste, Grove Owners Manual 

 

GEOMETRY

 

Frame Size SM MD LG XL
Seat Tube  (mm) A 500 530 560 590
Horitontal Top Tube (mm) B 521 542 560 581
Stack (mm) C 533 559 578 597
Reach (mm) D 373 381 389 399
Seat Angle (°) E 74.5 74 73.5 73
Head Angle (°) F 71.5 72 72 72
Fork Offset (mm) G 52 52 52 52
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) H 68 68 68 68
Head Tube (mm) I 105 130 150 170
Chainstay (mm) J 420 420 420 420
Wheelbase (mm) K 998 1010 1024 1040
Handle-Bar Width (mm) 42 42 44 44
Stem Length (mm) 100 100 110 110
Crank Length (mm) 172.5 172.5 172.5 172.5

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