Donnelly launching cyclocross and gravel bike line at Dirty Kanza

By Stephen Frothingham

Not just a tire brand anymore.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Cycling, a brand known for its gravel and cyclocross tires, is introducing two bike models at the Dirty Kanza 200 bike race in Kansas this weekend.

Donnelly will offer a cyclocross frameset and bike — the C//C model — and a gravel frameset and bike — the G//C model. Both are carbon. The framesets will retail for $1,999 and complete bikes will be $2,999 or $3,999, depending on spec. The bike will have Donnelly wheelsets and tires, and SRAM and FSA components.

Each frame will accommodate a 45mm tire on a 700c wheel or a 50mm tire on a 650b wheel. Donnelly first showed its wheels at the 2016 Interbike, when the company marketed its products under the Clement brand. It stopped licensing the Clement brand last year.

Donnelly’s president, Donn Kellogg, said the bikes were tailored for very specific purposes.

“We’re not trying to straddle categories. The ‘cross frame is a race-specific machine, although someone could use if for other purposes. And the gravel bike was designed as a performance-oriented gravel bike. Our tires have always been purposefully designed for specific …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News