Red AXS Complete Bike
The ABLE is our best-loved bike, and this is our no-holds-barred build. SRAM Red AXS represents the absolute cutting edge in drivetrain technology. Its wireless shifting is all-but-telepathic, the braking is ultra-precise, its overall weight is SRAM’s lightest and its finish quality is the most mouthwatering. It comes paired up to Reynolds ATR Blacklabel wheels with Panaracer Gravel King 43mm tires and a gravel-specific Easton cockpit. There is no terrain and no set of conditions where you won’t feel like the hammer.
The ABLE is a high-performance off-road machine that tilts more towards the “mountain skinny” side of the gravel segment. It prefers a big tire but keeps a short rear end - in fact, it’s the same as the ALLROAD at 420mm. This is achieved by the most striking feature on the bike - the elevated drive-side chainstay.
Getting a chainstay this short with high tire volume is a packaging exercise because the chainring, chainstay, and tire all compete for space behind the bottom bracket. On mountain bikes this problem is addressed by widening the bottom bracket -- but that affects Q factor in a negative way. When we made the decision to make the ABLE 1X-specific it opened the design envelope and ultimately led to the decision to elevate the chainstay. By moving it up and out of the way we could make it extremely wide resulting in an incredibly responsive ride.
While our award-winning ALLROAD is a Swiss Army knife for a majority of mixed surface riding, when the path gets rambunctious its road-racing genes might seem lacking. We found ourselves on occasion wanting a bike that was equally engineered, but felt more at home on steeper, rockier and more rugged terrain. It was from this desire that the ABLE was born. It’s lightweight, tight, durable and agile. You can point it in any direction and go.
The ABLE begs to be ripped around on singletrack, fire roads, hardpack dirt, and chunky gravel. Proven on the brutal roads of the 2019 Dirty Kanza where ALLIED athletes Colin Strickland and Amity Rockwell piloted their ABLEs to overall victory.
We offer the ABLE in two stock colors -- Calvary Blue paint with Ecru decals, or Sport Grey paint with Mystique decals. Or you can choose the "Customize" option above and select from an assortment of non-stock PPG paint and decal options -- including Gloss, Matte and Harlequin -- for a $500 upcharge. And if you have a color in mind you don't find there, contact our customer support team so we can discuss the possibilities.
- MAXIMUM CLEARANCE
- 700x47 (or 650x55) front and 700x43 (or 650x47) rear
- BOTTLE MOUNTS
- 2x Downtube, Seat Tube and Top Tube bag (or 4th bottle)
- 420mm length, elevated on the drive side
- Purpose-built for 1x
- Geometry optimized for gravel and other off-road riding with a headtube angle of 71 degrees and a trail of 66mm for most sizes, with a stack slightly taller than the Allroad and Alfa Disc
- BOTTOM BRACKET
- SRAM DUB
- SRAM Red HRD
- SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 10-50
- SRAM X01 Eagle
- SRAM Red 42t
- FSA K-Wing AGX Carbon Handlebar
- HANDLEBAR TAPE
- Arundel Gecko
- REAR DERAILLEUR
- SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
- Ergon SR Pro Men's Saddle
- FSA K-Force Light Carbon Seatpost
- SHIFT LEVERS
- SRAM Red AXS
- FSA K-Force Light 2.0 Stem
- WTB Resolute 700x42 TCS 120tpi SG2
- Industry Nine UL250 Carbon CX
|A. Headtube Angle||70||71||71||71||71|
|B. Seat Tube Angle||74||74||74||73.25||73.25|
|C. Head Tube Length||120||143||160||180||200|
|D. Effective Top Tube Length||531||544||553||576||591|
|E. Seat Tube Length (c-t)||470||520||540||560||580|
|F. Chainstay Length||420||420||420||420||420|
|I. Bottom Bracket Drop||70||70||70||70||70|
|K. Standover Height (w/700x43)||750||780||800||820||840|
|L. Fork Rake||51||51||51||51||51|
Building a chainstay this short with high tire volume is a packaging exercise because the chainring, chainstay, and tire all compete for space behind the bottom bracket. By moving the ABLE chainstay up and out of the way we could make it super-wide resulting in an incredibly responsive ride.
A 1x drivetrain is quickly becoming the industry standard for gravel: You’ll always find the right gear at the right time. The ABLE is 1x-specific, which allows us to elevate the chainstay for tire clearance without resorting to a super-wide mountain bike-like Q-factor.
The ABLE is designed around a 700x42c: This is the tire size we recommend for optimum BB height and steering (remember: tire size affects steering geometry.) But if you ride in really chunky rocky terrain the ABLE can adapt with 650c wheels and tires as big as 47mm in the rear and 55mm in the front.
Four sets of bottle mounts -- one on each side of the downtube, one set on the seat tube, and a top tube mount ideally suited for a bolt-on bag.