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BOTM:GUNNAR HYPER-X

What does BOTM mean? Bike of the Month of course! I build a lot of custom bikes at Capra Vélo, but it isn’t always easy to explain what is possible, or what they can look like, so a few pics and a short write up should help.

Gunnar is an American bicycle manufacturer. Making only frames and forks, they straddle the line between the artisanal one-man-show and bigger steel-only companies. The quality level to price ratio is excellent. For this build, a multi-surface, year-round bike was the goal. Plenty of room for fenders, a simple (one chainring) drivetrain and disc brakes.

  • Gunnar Hyper-X 56cm
    • flat mount disc brake
    • 44mm head tube
  • Steel frame, carbon fork
  • White Industries headset
  • White Industries CLD centerlock hubs
  • Ritchey cockpit
  • Astral Wanderlust rims 650B 24h
  • Sapim CX-Ray spokes
  • Shimano GRX 810 40t/11-42
  • Donnely Strada USH 650x42c tubeless tirese
  • Selle San Marco GRD saddle

Good for gravel, wet winter days, or any time a comfortable yet fast any-surface bike is desired. It can be built to many different budgets and riding styles. Since this is my personal bike, I look forward to many, many miles of riding on it!

Fun times