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.
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.
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 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.
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 ideal as an all-rounder for varied 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 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.
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.
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|Seat Tube (mm)||A||500||530||560||590|
|Horitontal Top Tube (mm)||B||521||542||560||581|
|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|
|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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