GTA Custom Gravel Bike

This Vaaru GTA (Gravel, Terrain, Adventure) was a bespoke order for a customer who had specified a Di2 only setup. The brief was for mainly road setup with the occasional off road section. After taking the customer’s measurements the GTA was drawn and put through production. This particular GTA uses common parts to the standard GTA but Di2 and hydraulic hose routings were altered to suit. The frame is double butted 3AL/2.5V titanium with machined titanium bearing seats, English threaded BB, mudguard mounts, Shimano Flatmount calliper mount and formed stays to give a forgiving ride quality when hammered off road.

The build spec was top class including Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Reynolds Assault Carbon wheels, Enve CX Carbon Forks, Sram Force Cranks and Absolute Black oval chainring. The customer wanted something extra special so we paired the Hope RX4 callipers, changed the bore caps to Orange and used the Hope Orange floating Rotors. This led us to produce some bespoke graphics to match the Orange highlights. Simple and understated yet oozing quality in every component.

Here’s the set-up:

Frame: Vaaru GTA custom Di2 with orange graphics.

Forks: Enve CX

Wheels: Reynolds Assault

Seatpost: Hope Carbon

Handlebars: Salsa Cowbell 2

Crankset: Sram Force

Ring: Absolute Black Oval Direct mount

Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic ST-R 785 Di2

Callipers: Front, Hope RX4 post mount, rear, Hope RX4 Flatmount with Orange Bore Caps

Rotors: Hope 160mm Floating Rotors, Orange

Rear derallier: Shimano Dura Ace 9170

Tyres: Schwalbe G-One 38mm for Gravel and Continental Gatorskins 32mm for the road.

Total Weight: 8.8kgs

Frame weight: 1.6kgs

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