The ADV 9 Series range is designed to shine on the U.K.'s network of bridleways, fire roads and towpaths, not to mention those pothole-ridden lanes. The all-new 9.2 is equipped with SRAM's wireless Apex XPLR AXS 12 speed groupset built on our award-winning carbon ADV frameset. The sub 1000g frame offers outstanding efficiency, blending speed, comfort and control to create a compelling riding experience on any terrain.
At the heart of the bike is our all-new C10 Carbon frame - light and efficient at 990g, but with geometry and features to make off-road or rough-road riding fun and confidence-inspiring. A contoured seat tube and bow-curved seat stays add compliance, absorbing impacts and reducing fatiguing vibration. Stable handling comes from slack head angles and a low 73mm bottom bracket drop, but short stems offer agility and responsive steering across the size range. Long top tubes still allow an efficient position for fast rides too. With clearance for 42mm 700c tyres, hidden mudguard mounts and multiple mounting points for bottles and accessories inside the front triangle as well as under the down tube and top tube, the 9.2 is ready to go anywhere your imagination (and legs) can take you.
SRAM's Apex XPLR AXS groupset is the most affordable gravel-specific electronic groupset and offers impressive performance. Wireless shifts across the 12 speed 10-44t cassette give a gear range to tame rough off road climbs and keep pedalling on fast road descents A 1X system brings simplicity to shifting; simply press the left shift paddle for an easier gear or the right one for a harder gear, it becomes instinctive within minutes of your first ride.
Tyre choice is critical when it comes to mixed-terrain riding; too aggressive and you'll waste energy on smooth surface, not aggressive enough, and loose or muddy cornering becomes the wrong sort of adventure! The ADV 9.2 uses Panaracer's 38mm GravelKing SK tyres to strike an ideal balance between the two extremes. A closely packed centre tread rolls fast on smoother surfaces, while the widely spaced edge knobs give plenty of bite for cornering when terrain is less forgiving. A supple, 120tpi tubeless-ready casing enhances grip and comfort. Wheels are a custom-built Boardman ADV set up, with through-axle hubs laced with 28 Sapim Race spokes to 21mm internal width alloy rims. They come taped for tubeless and with valves supplied; it's just a case of adding sealant to reap all the benefits of ditching inner tubes!
A Prologo Akero AGX saddle is a comfortable, simply shaped seat designed for rough riding. The Boardman ADV handlebars have a 6-degree flare to the drops, offering a wider stance for better control when descending off-road and a bit of extra space if you wanted to fit a bar bag.
C10 Carbon 990-gram Frame & 420-gram Fork
SRAM Apex XPLR AXS 1x12 speed wireless gearing
SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotor front and rear
Boardman ADV wheelset – pre-taped and supplied with valves, just add sealant
700c x 38mm Panaracer GravelKing SK tyres, tubeless-ready, 120 TPI
6-degree flare handlebar offers better control when descending on the drops