Bombtrack BEYOND+ ADV: The ‘Monster Truck’ of Adventure Bikes
Following the success of the original BOMBTRACK BEYOND+, the German maker of steel shred sleds will begin 2018 with the introduction of the BEYOND+ ADV. The steel adventure bike looks like a significant improvement to the bikepacking and adventure experience. Featuring massive 29+ wheels on WTB i45 rims, the larger wheel platform offers smooth rolling over even the worst terrain. This monster truck of a bikepacking rig also employs SRAM’s Eagle 12-speed technology and a massive ranging 10-50t cassette while still keeping its ideal chain-line. The Jones ‘Loop’ handlebar was designed for offering control & comfort while touring, with a variety of hand placement positions.
The BEYOND+ ADV ships with a monocoque carbon fork, adorned with cage and rack mounts and internal dynamo cable routing for the front hub. Utilizing the 29+ wheel platform, the bike rolls on WTB ‘Scraper’ i45 double wall sleeved rims shod with WTB ‘Ranger’ 29×3.0” tires.
The SRAM ‘GX Eagle’ 12-speed, in combination with its 32t chainring in the front, allow the ADV to crawl even the steepest of climbs, fully loaded. Through axles in the front & rear are standard and provide security for heavy loads down rough trails.
The ADV’S seat tube offers a stealth dropper post cable exit, without doubt, one of the best upgrades you can make to your bikepacking bike as it allows you to lower your saddle height while riding, giving you much more space to move around on the bike while descending.
The rearward extensions of the Jones ‘Loop’ h-bar allow extra leverage and a wider hand position – be it for comfort or power. The rather short 80mm stem and the 710mm foam grips do complement the ADV’s perfect steering, even when fully loaded. While having mounts for bottle cages and the dropper post routing on the upper side of the downtube, there’s even more bottle cage posts on the underside next to Rohloff compatible routing.
Outdoor photography by Jason Sellers
THE STUDIO SHOTS
|FRAME||Steel, 4130 double-butted Cro-Mo|
|FORK||Full carbon, BT Bikes 'Beyond' with triple cage mounts|
|HANDLEBARS||Jones 'Loop' H-Bar|
|GRIPS||BT Bikes foam, 170mm|
|STEM||BT Bikes 'Trail' forged alloy, 7"|
|HEADSET||FSA 'Orbit ITA' tapered - 1 1/8" -> 1 1/2"|
|LEVERS||SRAM 'Level TLM' hydraulic|
|SHIFTER||SRAM 'GX-Eagle' 12-speed trigger|
|BRAKES||SRAM 'Level TLM' hydraulic disc with 180mm F / 160mm R rotors|
|CRANKSET||SRAM 'GX-Eagle' Boost|
|CHAINRING||SRAM 'GX-Eagle' 32T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM 'XG-1275 Eagle' 12 speed, 10-50T|
|DERAILLEUR||SRAM 'GX-Eagle' (rear)|
|FRONT HUB||BT Bikes 'Trail', 6-bolt disc, 15x110mm thru-axle|
|REAR HUB||BT Bikes 'Trail', XD driver, 6-bolt disc, 12x148mm thru-axle|
|FRONT RIM||WTB 'Scraper' double-wall sleeved, TCS, i45 32h|
|REAR RIM||WTB 'Scraper' double-wall sleeved, TCS, i45 32h|
|SADDLE||BT Bikes 'Origin' rail saddle|
|SEAT POST||BT Bikes '619' alloy seatpost|
|SEAT CLAMP||BT Bikes 'Origin' alloy|
|TIRES||WTB 'Ranger' 29x3 TCS Tough Folding|
|WEIGHT||28.2 lbs. (12.8kg) Size Medium|
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