Pinarello has launched its latest gravel bike, the Grevil F. Following the naming structure of its top-tier Dogma road bike, the Grevil F has had a number of tube shape tweaks and details to make it more aero and responsive, but the most significant is the bolstered tire clearance.
The original Grevil was launched four years ago and back then the 700x42mm or 650bx53mm tire clearance was on par with a lot of the best gravel bikes. Gravel has certainly evolved since then and the new Grevil F reflects that, with Pinarello increasing the 700c tire clearance to 50mm, which is on par with rugged gravel bikes like the Canyon Grizl and should give gravel racers a broader option of tire choice based on whether the course demands extra grip, more comfort, or additional mud clearance.
The Grevil F is still compatible with 650b wheels as well, which maintain the same 2.1-inch tire clearance as the original Grevil. If you want to go smaller, Pinarello recommends minimum tire sizes of 700x25mm or 650bx32mm if you want the Grevil F to double as a road bike.
Built from Toray T700 carbon, the frame shapes look similar to the old Grevil — and Pinarello's Dogma road bikes — as it follows Pinarello's asymmetric frame design philosophy which Pinarello says accounts for the asymmetric forces applied to a bike by the drivetrain. Pinarello has made some changes to the tube shapes in order to refine the aerodynamics, increase stiffness, and squeeze in the aforementioned voluminous tires. While gravel racing and riding is still fast, it isn't as fast as road riding, so the downtube has been made less concave to improve aerodynamics at lower speeds. Pinarello also claims that this has helped improve comfort as well. Both rear chainstays are now dropped for the added tire clearance and the seat stays have been reworked to reflect these changes and uniformly absorb bumps from the trail.
The frames feature size-specific geometry which should offer the same ride-feel across all six sizes. The seat angle and head angle has been steepened by between 0.5 and 1 degree depending on frame size. Stack and reach have both been increased between 20mm and 30mm depending on frame size.
The front end has been tidied up as well, routing the cables and hoses completely internally using its Total Internal Cable Routing (TICR) system, which should help save some watts. There are other updates too: the seat clamp previously mounted on the back of the seat tube has now been moved away from the wheel spray and now clamps on the front of the seatpost and adjusted from the top tube.
This results in a claimed increase of 8 percent stiffness at the bottom bracket and 4 percent more aerodynamics, which Pinarello says should equate to 5 watts saved at 40km/h.
While the Grevil F should be more aero and capable, the claimed frame weight stays the same at 1,090g Size 53 (not painted), and 500g for the Onda fork. Pinarello says that should see complete bikes (no pedals) in size 53 with Campagnolo Ekar and Princeton Grit 4540 wheels weigh in at 8.55kg, or 8.85kg with Campagnolo Ekar and Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheels.
Pinarello will offer the Grevil F in three colors: black, champagne, and green, although the latter is unavailable in the UK.
Pricing starts at £5,300 for the Grevil F with Campagnolo Ekar and Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheels, upgrading to Princeton Grit 4540 wheels will cost you £7,000. International pricing is yet to be announced.
There will be limited availability from today (only with Ekar) with full availability coming in Fall. If you want to use Pinarello's MyWay custom paint tool that won't be available with the Grevil F till 2023.