Berlin-based 8bar Bikes claims their Grunewald Carbon is fast, light, and gravel-friendly. At first glance, it looks to be fairly capable as a dedicated bikepacking rig as well. The 8bar Grunewald Carbon V2 was just updated with more tire clearance, revised geometry, and a bunch of new mounting options. Read on for details…
The most notable change from V1 to V2 is the Grunewald’s increased tire clearance. The frame and fork can both handle up to a 29 x 2.0″ tire, with just a 15mm increase in chainstay length. It’s now sporting 435mm chainstays across all sizes, which should keep it nimble and playful on trails. Although it has a slightly more upright riding position, owing to its longer fork and shorter head tube and top tube, the Grunewald Carbon v2 is still very much a road-inspired gravel bike with quick handling and geometry designed for speed.
Grunewald Carbon v2 Specs
- Axles: 100x12mm / 142x12mm
- Tire Clearance: 29×2.0 (700C x 50) / 650 x 2.1
- Seatpost: 27.2mm
- Frame Weight: 1,050g
- Fork Weight: 450g
8bar has added several new mounting options on the v2, including a triple pack mount in the main triangle, mounts under the down tube, as well as top tube mounts. It also has rack and fender mounts, plus triple pack mounts on the new fork for added cargo hauling options. The frame is designed for both 1x and 2x drivetrains, has a press-fit BB86 bottom bracket, and now uses 12mm thru-axles front and back.
The 8bar Grunewald Carbon v2 is available as a frameset for €1,500 (~$1,770 USD), and complete builds start at €2,750 (~$3,240 USD) in either black or a custom colour for an additional €300. Head over to 8bar-bikes.com to learn more.
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