The Gear: Causeway GR1 gravel bike
Gravel Union On
16 April 2020
Causeway GR1 gravel bike
Chassis kit from £949.99 Complete Bikes from £1999.99
Frame kits available now
Fustle won’t necessarily be a brand you’ve ever heard of, but the designer (and company owner) is Alastair Beckett who used to design for MTB brands Nukeproof and Forbidden.
From their base just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland, Fussle’s first offering is the Causeway GR1 – an aluminium frame/carbon fork combo aimed at the slightly burlier end of the gravel market (think mountain bike riders who want a gravel bike for fun, local trails which aren’t full-on MTB trails). The bike is designed to work with either 700c or 650b wheels, with maximum tyre clearance of 700x50 or 650x2.1”
You can buy frame&fork, a chassis kit (frame and fork, seatpost, stem, headset, axles and accessories) or complete bikes which are spec’d to your requirements via their custom bike builder page on the website. For the full bikes, the purchaser can choose from a carefully selected range of products covering all price points. Full bike prices range from a very reasonable £1999.99 up to nearly £6000 if you go for the top of the range specification.
More details about the company ethos, bike design, geometry etc can all be found on their website