For maximum off road capability we have chosen the Sram Apex 1x groupset and Mavics Aksium 650b wheels. The simplicity and gear range offered by the single ring configuration makes it an ideal choice for any off-road excursion. The 650b wheels are perfect for wider tyres ensuring great grip and traction when off road.
To assist you in selecting the correct size simply find you height below. The graphic below illustrates our recommendations so you can be confident that the size you order will be correct.
I have been using a road bike to commute, and it was always a pretty uncomfortable experience due to really poor road surfaces.
I went for the 650b wheels, sram 1X groupset, and have done nearly 300km on it already, including commuting home via the Pentland hills.
The only negative thing I can really think about is the way the SRAM lever shifts gears, I’d prefer something more like the shimano (using the full brake lever) or campag with a button.
Other than that, it is really comfortable, really reliable and rides like a dream!
CGR Al Blue.
The order process was very efficient, and we were kept informed throughout. The bike looks fantastic, and is very comfortable to ride. First time with clip-less pedals, but no issues and will not go back to flats. We went with the single front chainring, and the gears are exceptional. Cannot fault the bike at all.