The Foundry Overland Build
The build as tested came with a SRAM Force 22 drivetrain and HydroR brakes. While Foundry sees the potential with the single chainring in its Valmont models, and SRAM has rebranded its CX1 to Force 1 and Rival 1 in order to appeal to different disciplines, Foundry is keeping a double chainring setup on its all-purpose bike.
The Force 22 crank uses a GXP bottom bracket with the standard threaded bottom bracket of the Overland, and has a cyclocross standard 46/36 tooth chainring set. The cassette is a SRAM 1170 WiFli 11-36 which offers an appreciated breadth of gears, and with the double chainrings offers comfortable steps between gears. The Force 22 “mid-cage” rear derailleur is required to handle the cassette spread. Force 22 Hydro-R shifter/brake levers have carbon blades and are mated to the 160mm front/140mm rear SRAM Center- line rotors.
The Force 22-equipped Overland comes with DT Swiss R24 Spline tubeless-ready wheelset, which has a 100x15mm thru axle front and a 142x12mm thru axle rear. Clement MXP clinchers wrap the rims and though not tubeless, offer an excellent tread.
The Zipp Service Course handlebar and stem made from aluminum are sized appropriately to the frame size. The seatpost is also a Zipp Service Course piece supplied by SRAM. As built, the bike is 20.2 lbs., 13.1 lbs. without wheels.
Continue reading for our ride impressions.