Gravel Bikes

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.

2022

T-Lab X3.22

Frameset starting at $3,975
Complete bike starting at $5,475

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.

Key Features

Proprietary Ti Shaping

Unique forming capability produces an exceptionally profiled titanium frame that delivers 30% more lateral stiffness and related performance versus leading round-tube Ti frames.

Mega Wheel Clearance

Compact back triangle accommodates tires up to 700X45c and 650BX51.

T-One Dropout

Exclusive, future-proof design offers an exponential advantage with regards to stiffness, shifting precision, adaptability and durability.

T-Bone SS

Reimagined, singular seat stay design augments torsional stiffness of the back triangle, enhancing responsiveness while optimizing vertical compliance.

Quietly Strong BB

BB-386 titanium bottom bracket shell optimizes lateral stiffness where it counts. T-Lab’s meticulous post-machining ensures a “creak-free” ride.

.22 Geo

Optimized geometric configuration delivers enhanced performance, ride quality and versatility.

X3.22 frameset*: US$3,975

X3 complete bike, featuring:

SHIMANO 105
US$5,475
SHIMANO GRX (RX 810) 1X
US$5,975
SHIMANO GRX (RX 810) 2X
US$5,975
SHIMANO GRX Di2 (RX 815) 2X
US$6,775

*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)
Frame Size Unit XS S M L XL
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”
Standover Height
mm
752
778
804
830
847
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
Frame Stack
mm
543
565
585
604
623
Frame Reach mm 366 377 389 405 421
Bottom Bracket Drop
mm
70
70
70
70
70
Fork Rake mm 52 52 52 52 52
Front Center Distance
mm
593
604
620
642
665
Trail mm 71 66 64 64 64
Chain Stay Length
mm
426
426
426
426
426
Wheelbase mm 1009 1020 1036 1059 1081
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
Groupset*
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, 11-42t(1X), CS-HG8000, 11-34t(2X)
Chain
CN-HG-601
CN-HG701
Crankset FSA Energy FC-RX810
Bottom Bracket
FSA-BB386
Brakeset BR-7070 BR-RX810
Centerlock Rotors
FSA K-FORCE (160mm FT, 160mm RR)
Wheelset & Tires
Wheelset
BOYD GVL
Tire Kenda Happy Medium Pro 700X40c
Cockpit +
Handlebar FSA Adventure
Seatpost
FSA Omega, 27.2mm
Stem FSA Omega
Saddle
Selle Italia Model X
H-Bar Tape Velo Cork, Black

*Based on availability from our suppliers, some equivalent substitutions may occur.

Rider Feedback

On the hills it was snappy out of the saddle, and the handling on the flowy turns felt solid. The top impression the X3 demonstrates though is the smooth ride compliance it give over the rumble and bumps. Your one of a kind frame design lives up to your claims.
Scott Dayberry
Colorado Springs, CO
The bike is supple and stiff and handles beautifully, very impressive piece of work!
Hill Abell
Austin, TX
Has a feel like no other titanium bike. The much-lauded compliance of titanium is ever-present, soaking up road vibrations, but the X3 also brings razor-sharp handling and response to the party. Pressing on the pedals produces an immediate reaction, with acceleration like a kick in the pants and great torsional rigidity that counteracts it and ensures precise control.
Cycling Plus
X3 Review
I have been too busy riding it every day to put all my thoughts on paper but suffice to say I feel like the happiest guy in the world. The ride quality and solid performance of this incredible frame have surpassed all expectations. Everything about this bike is absolutely perfect.
Daniel Straus
Toronto, ON
Really sets itself apart from just about every other titanium gravel bike on the market today. The X3 can do it all.
Gravel Cyclist
X3 Review
Just completed a ride from Seattle to San Diego. I have loved my X3 the entire 1800 miles. No creaks, no problems and best of all, it’s such a comfortable ride.
Brian Thompson
North Fremantle, Australia