Following the success of the Claud Butler Radical saw a huge influx of interest at this price point of adventure bike. So Claud Butler hit the drawing board to come up with the new Primal model offering even better value for money. Built around the same chasis as the Radical, they've tweaked a few components to shave off cost wherever possible, without piling on loads of weight. The result is pretty impressive!
The Primal model makes for a great commuter bike, weekend adventure bike, long distance tourer or just the occassional spin...it's so versatile that it'll cater for riders who would usually own 2 or 3 different bikes for different terrains; making it even better value for money!!
So what exactly is a gravel bike? Gravel bikes, sometimes also referred to as adventure bikes, are essentially road bikes designed to tackle a variety of surfaces, carry additional gear and are suitable for all-day riding on roads less traveled. They are made to be more durable and robust than a standard road bike, along with having an increased gear range and space for far wider tires. They bare a striking resemblance to cyclocross bikes, but there are some subtle differences too.
|Frame||Claud Butler 6061 Hydro-Formed T6 Alloy, Multi Butted, Interl Cable Routing, Tapered Headtube|
|Fork||Claud Butler Alloy 6061, Post Mount|
|Handlebar||Claud Butler 31.8mm Alloy Butted Racing Bar / 720mm Reach / 120mm Drop / 44mm Wide|
|Stem||Alloy A-head /31.8mm Clamp/ Rise +/- 7 Degree / 90mm Extension|
|Grips||Velo Cork Tape|
|Gear Shifters||Shimano ST-A070 STI Levers 14spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney RD-A070 7spd|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney FD-A7 2spd|
|Freewheel||Shimano Cassette CS-HG3 7spd 11-28T|
|Chainwheel||Prowheel 170mm Alloy Cranks / 50-34T Chainring|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge BB 119mm axle|
|Brakes||Tektro M280 Mechanical Disc Brakes, 160mm rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Lever|
|Pedals||9/16” Alloy Body with Toe Clip & Strap|
|Front Hub||Alloy 28H Disc Hub|
|Rear Hub||Alloy 28H Disc Hub|
|Rims||Double Wall Alloy Deep Rim Profile|
|Tyres||700x40C Schwalbe CX Comp, K-Guard|
|Saddle||Claud Butler Custom|
|Seat Post||30.9mm x 300mm, Micro Adjust, Alloy|