The freedom machine.
The what if tool.
What if you turn right this time? A road ends there but maybe there is something else. A path, a view, an adventure? Let your brain re-wire with a bike that never says never.
Our WHTIF was developed to be your partner in crime. With MTB-esque tire clearance you don't have to worry about what the next corner will bring, while the light and reliable PHASE carbon wheels guarantee speed on all underground. The handling is tuned to be stable enough for rough descents while still having fun on the asphalt sections. You can ride it unloaded for that quick sunset ride after work - or pack it up and take it on multi-day adventures thanks to the multiple attachment points.
In order to create a gravel bike that is versatile, reliable, easy to maintain and fast on all surfaces, we had the following design requirements:
- Lightweight and reliable components
- Hassle-free maintenance
- Threaded bottom bracket, standard handlebar and seat post
- Classic shape that wont go out of fashion with the next model year
What makes our bikes truly versatile is the ability to mount wide tires. The clearance is 700*50 or 650*2.1". This means that in the standard wheel size of 700c, a tire of up to 50mm can be used (depending on the manufacturer, sometimes even more). This is MTB territory .
When slicks or thinner tires are fitted, the Pastel Gravel transforms into an all-road machine thanks to the carbon wheelset, low weight and clever geometry.
Carbon aero wheelset40 DEEP | 30 WIDE EXT | 24 WIDE INT | 1490G
PHASE Carbon All Road 24:40 Wide
For this reason we have decided to equip ALL of our Pastel Gravel Bikes with these modern beauties from PHASE.
- bottle cages
- fork mounted bags
- top tube bags
- down tube bags
- front and rear luggage rack
- fenders and lights
Of course you don't have to attach everything - but isn't it good to know that your gravel bike will be a loyal partner on all future adventures?
We are proud to be able to offer an individual choice of color for your Pastel Gravel Bike.
Choosing via RAL color codes is a good option (you can easily find color codes online). If you are inspired by a great paint seen on your dream car, we are happy to bring it live on your 2 wheeled dream vehicle. Porsche and Aston Martin colors are a popular choice but don't feel limited, everything is possible.
We can finish the paint in 5 levels between full glossy and matt.
If you need some advice to this option, please send your color request to the following email address: email@example.com
Shimano GRX600 1x (mechanical)
A groupset that has set the gold standard for mechanical groupset reliability. The 1x gearing is perfect for Gravel: One less gear to worry about, the derailleur works reliably on any terrain and the chain stays taut the whole time.
This gearing is a sensible choice from the Japanese brand Shimano who is a manufacturer known worldwide for their precision components. There are no batteries involved and all bike shops from Zurich to Bishkek can help in case something goes wrong.
SRAM Mullet Rival GX AXS 1x (electronic)
No more shift cables, constantly readjusting derailleurs and running out of gears. This setup with a 12-speed MTB cassette sets you up for routes with no limits. Furthermore, the built-in precision motor guarantees an always fast and perfect switching process.
Choose this option if you need enough gears for the most demanding climbs or if the bike is often loaded with bags and extra food for bikepacking. An option to set and forget (as long as you don't forget to charge the battery every now and then;)
SRAM Rival XPLR AXS 1x (electronic)
The new 1x specific XPLR AXS drivetrail from SR AM are tailored to the needs of dropbar riders and offer a sweet spot in terms of gearing. With a 10-44 cassette you have a wide range of gear ratios for gravel climbs and small gear increments for fast riding on the road.
WTB Venture (50mm)
You don't want to worry about what to expect during your next ride? The tire's large volume provides plenty of grip on a variety of surfaces and stays fast on tarmac thanks to the closely spaced knobs in the center.
WTB Byway (44mm)
You ride a lot on asphalt and good quality gravel roads or have the experience for more slippery surfaces. Mounted on the light PHASE carbon wheels, the tire will be surprisingly fast and, thanks to its volume, still have enough grip on almost all surfaces.
Selle Italy Model-X Green Superflow
A special production technology that allows creating a 100% sustainable product . A process developed in Italy that allows to minimize CO2 emissions.
Frame & Fork
|Pastel WHTIF (Toray T1000 Carbon)|
|Wheelset||PHASE AllRoad 40:24 Carbon Wide CT|
|Tires||Choice between WTB Venture 50 / Byway 44|
|Seat post||Pastel SP005 Carbon 27.2mm|
|Saddle||Selle Italia Model X Green Superflow|
|Stem||Pastel ST008 Alu ±7°|
|Handlebars||Pastel HB1006 Alu flared|
|Bar tape||Prologue Cork|
IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
|GRX||GX Mullet||Rival XPLR|
|Shift-brake lever||Shimano GRX600||SRAM Rival AXS||SRAM Rival AXS|
|Calipers||Shimano GRX400||SRAM Rival AXS||SRAM Rival AXS|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano GRX812||SRAM GX AXS||SRAM Rival XPLR|
|Crank||Shimano GRX600, 40T||SRAM Rival, 40T||SRAM Rival, 40T|
|Cassette||Shimano 11-42 11s||SRAM 10-52 12s||SRAM 10-44 12s|
|Chain||Shimano HG601||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM Rival flat top|
The weight of your Pastel Gravel is approx. 8.9 kilograms - a real lightweight ready to compete with road bikes. Depending on which components you choose, a few grams may be added or decreased. If you have any questions, please let us know.
If you already have a bike that you're comfortable with, comparing its geometry to our models is a good place to start.
|Top Tube (effective)||520||535||550||565||580|
|Seat Tube CT||490||520||540||560||580|
|Fork Rake / Offset||50|
|Fork Length (A2C)||395|
|headset||IS42 / IS52|
|Seat post ⌀||27.2|
||700C / 650B|
50mm / 2.1in
|Body height (cm)||Inseam (cm)||Frame