With striking looks and a funky paint job, the Bergamont Grandurance 6 turned our heads at Eurobike last year. On closer inspection, the all-road and gravel bike looks well specced at a decent price too. We take a first look at the bike here, prior to testing.
The alloy framed Bergamont Grandurance 6 is a middle of the range bike in a five bike lineup. Although that's really a three bike model line as two of the five are equipeed with racks and mudguards making them aimed at commuters and tourer rather than gravel and endurance fans as the 'all-road' Grandurance 5, 6 and Elite are targeted at.
The Grandurance 6 costs £1,349 and for that you get some pretty good kit, I'm talking hydro brakes, a full carbon fork, thru axle front and rear and 1x drivetrain.
The frame uses internal cable routing throughout other than throughout the fork, there's also routing for an internally routed dropper post should you choose to fit one. To get you started thought the bike comes with a quick release seat post clamp for trailside saddle height alterations.
There are all the rack and mudguard mounts you could want, aside from cage mounts on the brightly coloured fork, but then Bergamont says this bike sits in the 'all-road' category rather than an out and out adventure bike. Elsewhere there is an adaption on the fork for a funky little front fender they call the 'mini-fender', giving you protection from spray when you are running wider tyres and can't fit full mudguards on the bike.
Kit wise the Grandurance 6 gets a full SRAM Apex groupset, that's hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear and a 1x drivetrain with 42t chainring mated to a 11-42t cassette. There is a SRAM Apex crankset and a press-fit bottom bracket.....
The 700c wheels are Mavic Allroad's with hubs from the same brand, the rims measure up with a 22mm internal width onto which are mounted 35cSchwalbe G-One Allround tyres. Bergamont says there is clearance for 700x27c if you fancy something wider. We really like the tan wall tyres that come with this bike, although we know this is a marmite subject!
As this bike comes from the same stable as Scott bikes it gets a Synchros saddle, seatpost (27.2mm), stem and bars. The bars are Syncros Creston 2.0's with a 10 degree flare.
The geometry is fairly standard for bikes in this 'all-road' category. There's a 71.5 degree head angle on our 53cm test frame which gets steeper as the bikes size up. Our bike gets a 74 degree seat tube angle, which again gets slacker as the bikes increase in size, not dissimilar to other brands of bikes. The smallest bike (49cm) has a 515mm top tube, a 475mm seat tube, a 115mm head tube and 425mm chainstays.
We are looking forward to getting this bike out and about on the gravel tracks in the Forest of Dean soon, check back for a full review in the future.
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