Underlying the growing popularity of gravel bikes are the notions of versatility and adventure. With a properly designed bicycle frame and the right components — including disc brakes and wider tires — you will be free to take on whatever road you choose, on and off the pavement. The best gravel bikes are all-around performers, combining power transfer, agility and riding comfort, as well as offering superior traction and stability on any surface.
The accommodation of tires (up to 700x45c), combined with the longer-range nature of gravel / adventure ride, result in a frame design that typically features a relatively longer wheelbase and a more upright, sustainable riding position. Whether you are looking to occasionally ride off the tarmac, or are seeking to ride mostly off the beaten path, the best gravel bike can get you there and deliver loads of fun along the way.
Introducing a new generation T-Lab X3, setting a new standard for all-around, all-terrain performance. Faster on all surfaces. Enhanced comfort and versatility. Same bulletproof construction. This is the gravel bike to do it all and do it better.
Unique forming capability produces an exceptionally profiled titanium frame that delivers 30% more lateral stiffness and related performance versus leading round-tube Ti frames.
Compact back triangle accommodates tires up to 700X45c and 650BX51.
Exclusive, future-proof design offers an exponential advantage with regards to stiffness, shifting precision, adaptability and durability.
Reimagined, singular seat stay design augments torsional stiffness of the back triangle, enhancing responsiveness while optimizing vertical compliance.
BB-386 titanium bottom bracket shell optimizes lateral stiffness where it counts. T-Lab’s meticulous post-machining ensures a “creak-free” ride.
Optimized geometric configuration delivers enhanced performance, ride quality and versatility.
X3 frameset*: CA$4,750
X3 complete bike, featuring:
- SHIMANO 105
- SHIMANO GRX (RX 810) 1X
- SHIMANO GRX (RX 810) 2X
- SHIMANO GRX Di2 (RX 815) 2X
*Includes fork and headset and thru-axels
- Average Frame Weight: 1280g (S)
- Headtube: IS41/28.6 - IS52/40 (Integrated/Tapered)
- Seatpost: 27.2mm (31.8mm seat clamp)
- Front Derailleur: “Braze-on” type
- Bottom Bracket: BB-386
- Dropouts: 142x12mm axle flat mount with disc brake
- Fork: 1.5" tapered steerer, 403mm axle-to-crown, 52mm rake, 12x100mm thru-axle
- Wheel Size: 700c or 650B
- Maximum Tire Width: 700x45c or 650Bx51 (tire width may vary depending on manufacturer and tire pressure)
- Available in Gravel / Adventure geometry in the following standard sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
- Custom geometry / sizing also available ($600 CAD upcharge)
- Frame compatible with all Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets featuring disc brakes
- Lifetime warranty (against manufacturer’s defects)
|Average Cyclist Height||(equiv.) ft-in||(52): 5’-1” to 5’-4”||(54): 5’-5” to 5’-8”||(56): 5’-9” to 6’-0”||(58): 6’-0” to 6’-4”||(60): 6’-4” to 6’-6”|
|Seat Tube Angle||deg||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Seat Tube Length (center-to-top)||mm||470||500||530||560||580|
|Top Tube Length (horizontal)||mm||527||544||562||584||606|
|Head Tube Angle||deg||70.5||71.3||71.5||71.5||71.5|
|Head Tube Length*||mm||120||140||160||180||200|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||70||70||70||70||70|
|Front Center Distance||mm||593||604||620||642||665|
|Chain Stay Length||mm||426||426||426||426||426|
|For XXS and XXL orders, contact us for custom sizing|
Measurements provided based on use of 700x42c tires.
*Head Tubes are (Integrated/Tapered) IS41/28.6 - IS52/40
|SHIMANO 105||SHIMANO GRX||SHIMANO GRX Di2|
|Dual Control Levers||ST-7000||ST-RX810, Hydro||ST-RX815, Di2 & Hydro|
|Front Derailleur||FD-R7000, Braze-on||FD- RX810(2X) Braze-on||FD- RX815(2X) Braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||RD-R7000 GS||RD-RX810(2X), RD-RX812(1X)||RD-RX815|
|Cassette||CS-HG700||CS-M8000, 11-42t(1X), CS-HG800, 11-34t(2X)||CS-M8000, CS-HG8000, 11-34t(2X)|
|Centerlock Rotors||FSA K-FORCE (160mm FT, 160mm RR)|
|Wheelset & Tires*|
|Tires||Kenda Happy Medium Pro 700X40c|
|Seatpost||FSA Omega, 27.2mm|
|Saddle||Selle Italia Model X|
|H-Bar Tape||Velo Cork, Black|
*Based on availability from our suppliers, some equivalent substitutions may occur.