Category: sports & outdoors > exercise & fitness > cardio training > exercise bikes
| Brand: Mekk Bicycles
| Merchant: Nashbar Mekk Pave AL 2.0 Gravel Bike. Equally at home on gravel or asphalt, the Mekk Pave AL 2.0 is a remarkable value for those who seek a gem of an all-purpose steed. Its double-butted, hydro-formed 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork provide a superb performance platform that's responsive and durable. The demands of riding on a variety of adverse surfaces in challenging conditions requires rock-solid stopping power and the Pave AL 2.0 features the ever-reliable TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. Shimano Tiagra 10-speed components are renowned performers that are up for any adventure. The shifter/brake levers, front and rear derailleurs, 50x34T compact crankset, plus 12-28 cassette are very reliable and are easier on the wallet without compromising performance. The disc brake-specific aluminum wheels are Mekk's own Saturae Galaxy XC featuring 140mm rotors front and rear as well as 24 spokes front and rear to better handle the demands of disc braking. Marquee brand names are smartly spec'd with the tires - the workhorse Continental Ultra Sport II in a gravel-ready 700x28c size - as well as the saddle - classic Italian craftsmanship and quality in the San Marco ERA Startup. A complement of Mekk's own Saturae components for the handlebars, stem, and seatpost complete the package. Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards (ME) and Ken Knight (KK) , a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high-performance cycling in both the racing and production realms.