Well, there you go with the next generation touring bikes. Hydro disc brakes, room for 40+ tyres, 650B compatible – routing and bosses for anything you can imagine. Velo Orange Passhunter has come a long way and for 2018 it is available for disc brakes plus some other updates.
This bike is will be ridden in Crete, doing mostly randoneur type of rides + some touring and bike exploring. So mostly asphalt + some gravel and dirt. We fitted a 2018 Shimano Ultegra 11s hydro disc brakes and thats all super good and all but for the wheels we wanted to stay silver.
If you actually think about it there are not many choices in the market for disc brakes 11speed compatible but VO Gran Cru hubs are incredible. Sealed bearings and great finish in a choice of 32 or 36 holes – we laced them up to H+Son Archetypes with Sapim spokes.
For the rest… Daija compact bars on VO 26 stem, VO seatpost and Brooks Swift saddle, MKS touring pedals and Cinelli bartape.
Check out the mighty Panaracer Gravelking tyres 700×35, first time we used those beasts.
Top bike full of adventure vibes!