We applied our engineering expertise on an all-new platform designed for high-intensity gravel racing and limitless backroad exploration. The off-road-ready URS features progressive geometry, sleek cockpit integration for a custom fit, and all-new gravel-tuned frame to deliver a compliant and adventure-ready ride.
Maxime Barat is a man of distance. A teacher, a bikepacker and a storyteller. Along with hearing his tips for successful bikepacking, we wanted to find out what drives him to turn the pedals day after day on all manner of terrain. Barat describes himself as a bikepacker that "occasionally" becomes an endurance rider using bikepacking equipment to go further and faster. As plainly as he puts this, his tales of adventure make you want to immediately ride your bike as far and as courageously as he does. He's impressively accomplished - twice finisher of the Transcontinental and third at the 2,200 km French Divide - but for him, it's all about travelling light, exploring, and sharing moments with friends.
In the past two months alone, he's ridden 3,700 kilometres, of which a not-insignificant 2,700 were off-road and frequently on mountain bike trails better suited to multiple inches of travel. URS has been there throughout.
Optimized for a modern, aggressive gravel riding style. URS features a slack 70° head angle to create a long front-end and wheelbase for incredible stability.
A lightweight and minimalist suspension system that adds 10mm of travel for perfect power transfer and control on the most challenging terrain.
The highest level of compliance through a dedicated carbon layup, D-shape seatpost and Micro Travel Technology.
Mounting option for bolt-on top-tube bags and accessories.
45mm tire clearance, 160mm flat mount (a clean mounting solution for bigger rotors), hub-dynamo cable routing and compatible with Fox 32 SC AX suspension fork.
Protections on fork dropouts, downtube and chainstays.