Rugged, versatile and fast: The NorthRoad Explorer.
This bike uses a specific gravel bike geometry that is agile but not as twitchy as a traditional cyclocross bike. The frame is made using genuine DuPont Toray T700 carbon fibre and as a result is both light and strong.
The frame will take 700c wheels up to 43c and 650b up to 50c.
We have seen customers using this bike for long off-road sportives, cyclocross races, MTB trails, commuting and even touring.
The Explorer is one of the most versatile machines on the market today, and if you want the perfect all road bike we can make it happen for you. We can navigate you through the specification process to make sure you ride away with a bike perfect for the riding you want to do. We won’t sell anything we wouldn’t ride, and we can build to either a riding style, a personal goal, or a budget. Nothings off the table so let us help you build the right machine for you today.
|Top tube length||529||550||571.5||593|
|Heat tube length||101||125||150||180|
|Seat tube angle||72.5*||72.5*||72.5*||72.5*|
|Head tube angle||69.5||71.5*||72.5*||72.5*|
|Bb to front wheel||591||599||606||627|
|Seat tube total length||460||490||520||550|
…And commuting, and adventuring, and road riding, and nipping to the pub, and staring at for hours on end.
All through the “hype” of gravel bikes in the UK. The Explorer has been quietly amassing a loyal and diligent following of riders. What has been particularly lovely is the different ways in which people are utilising The Explorer. From 650b bomber builds to super commuters to 4 season road rippers, the explorer is such an incredibly versatile machine. But what is it that makes the Explorer such a popular choice?
The Explorer, like all of the current NorthRoad range, is made from genuine Japanese Toray Carbon Fibre, and importantly it is cleverly laid up to give you strength and stiffness where it’s needed (Bottom bracket, Head Tube) with compliance that takes the edge of our ever worsening UK roads and ever improving (ish) gravel paths.
Not too relaxed, not too racy, Just right. With a careful selection of stem and spacers the NorthRoad Explorer can be setup as an all day, luggage hauling pootler or a nimble chaingang racer. Finding the geometry that gives you enough confidence on loose, rough surfaces without compromising agility on the road is no mean feat, but The Explorer delivers.
Regardless of your feelings towards mudguards on lightweight carbon machines, having the option is nice, right? The Explorer is capable of taking full length guards front and rear with plenty of room for mud to shed without clagging up. You can even run a thin pair of mudguards if you opt for road tyres for that super-audax look. Carradice not included.
Every NorthRoad Explorer is a result of conversation between rider and us to work out the perfect specification for you and your riding style. We can build to a budget, we can build for a performance goal. Even things like saddles and bar tape are open conversations for the bike to be built up to suit your exact requirements.
All good things start with a chat – and probably a brew. We pride ourselves on delivering bikes that we can say with confidence are right for the rider. So fill out the form and tell us what you need and we’ll be in touch. Don’t worry if you’re not sure, that’s what we’re here for. We don’t oversell, we don’t talk down, and we talk with a smile. Find out today why NorthRoad Cycles are one of the world’s fastest-growing cycling brands.