Made for the Mess
With clearance for big, knobbly tires and chainstays specially-shaped for mud clearing, the G2 was made for mess. Sure, it feels just as at home rolling along nice, smooth roads, but you always get the feeling it just wants to be dirty.
Progressive Gravel Geometry
With a 70 degree headtube angle and a 68mm trail figure, the G2 is slack enough to feel stable going down the sketchiest of descents, but nimble enough to maneuver around roots and rocks on even the gnarliest of trails.
For the G2 we went back to basics with a BSA threaded bottom bracket. The thinking behind this was two-fold. First; gravel bikes get a fair share of abuse, and will probably need more regular maintenance than your regular road bike. A BSA bottom bracket makes this a whole lot easier for the home mechanic. Secondly, we know people will be taking their G2s on some pretty epic off-the-grid adventures. It will be a lot easier to source and replace a BSA bottom bracket in some back-alley bike shop than any press-fit solution, should the need arise.
When drawing up the G2, we put function before form. A large main inner triangle with flat surfaces maximizes space for bike bags. A wide range of mounting points allow for mounting loads of water bottles, a top-tube feed bag, panniers, or even fenders.
What is it?
The G2:Gravel is the culmination of a 3-year deep-dive into exploring what exactly is a gravel bike, and what makes gravel so fun. It’s a lightweight frameset designed to inspire confidence with first-time gravel riders, while offering maneuverability and performance to seasoned gravel pros. There’s clearence for huge 700x50C tires built around a frameset that has been engineered from the ground up to offer the best performance both on and off-road.
Why is it special?
It’s a bike-builder’s dream. We’re not trying to sell a series of increasingly expensive full-bikes. We’re offering one frameset at one price point. We’re die-hard cyclists ourselves. We built the frame we wanted to buy: A frame that gives a huge range of options for the builder. A simple threaded bottom bracket for easy building and maintenance, clearance for huge tires, a huge front triangle for masses of storage, a plethora of mounts for customization and geometry that is ahead of the curve in terms of stability and handling. Not comfortable building your own bike? Get in touch with one of our dealers, and they’ll talk you through building your dream build, customized just for you.
Who makes it?
At Winspace, we’re predominantly a bunch of road bike riders who grew up riding late-80s, early-90s mountain bikes. We love the on-road performance of modern road bikes, but lust for the care-free fun of those early mountain bikes. We know carbon. We’ve been working with it for well over a decade. We also brought in some outside help. We enlisted the help of industry vets from around the world to design and refine the frame. For testing, we relied on a mix of pro road cyclists and mountain bike national champion experience to ensure we nailed both the on-road and off-road performance. The frames are produced right next to our HQ here in Xiamen, China – the home of high-end carbon bike frame production.
Build it your way.
With support for mechanical or electronic shifting, internal or external cable routing, the G2 is the DIY bike builder’s dream. We've created 3 builds to meet your budget all-road bike, or slap on the latest and greatest groupset and build a cutting edge gravel racer. The choice is yours.
We built up 5 different G2 bikes to give you some inspiration for your future G2 builds.
Model name: G2 Gravel
Size: XS, S, M, L
Headtube: 1 1/8”-1 1/2”;
BB: BSA Threaded
Seat post: 31.6mm (included)
Brake: Flat Mount Disc Brake (140/160mm)
Front Derailleur Hanger: Brazed on
Derailleur Routing: Mechanical/Di2/ETap/Campy EPS
Tire clearance: S, M, L max recommended clearance 700x50C / 650B*2.0″
Note: Max tire clearance on XS size frame: 700x35C / 650B*2.0″
Wheel Axle: 12mm through axle F100mm R142mm
Weight: frame 1080+/-30g for M size
Componets: Frame, fork, seat post, headset, Di2 cable stopper, spare derailleur hanger
Warranty: Limited 3yr warranty on the frameset
* Notes:fully internal only for disc brake with electrictronic groupsets