One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip, in the App Store on iTunes, and on Google Play for Android.
Although we have been offering our Best Bike Awards for as long as we have had the Cyclocross Magazine Editors’ Awards, this is the first year we are awarding the category of Best Gravel Bike. The winner of this first award? Look no further than the Volagi Viaje Ti.
While we have made fun of the gravel bike name, there is no denying these bikes can be versatile and fun. With complete builds starting at $4745, the Viaje offers the ultimate compliant ride over gravel. Its LongBow Flex Stay and swooping top tube will keep you out on an all-day adventure.
Volagi Viaje Ti Gravel Bike Specs:
Fork: Volagi full carbon disc brake, 1 1/8-1.5 tapered carbon steerer and dropouts, 500g (approx), 395mm axle-to-crown
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brakes: TRP HY/RD
Cockpit: FSA K-Force compact carbon bar, FSA Energy stem
Seatpost: FSA SL-K
Wheels: E7 Ignite VL Disc, Tubeless Ready
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech III
More Info: volagi.com