We’re on the ground at Eurobike this week with our friends from Bicycling Magazine! There are so many great things to talk about, and we’ll try to cover a few interesting things over the next few days!
Here’s the latest by Bicycling:
The Breezer Doppler is a Gravel Bike for Everyday Adventures
Three stylish new models join Breezer’s fleet of gravel bikes
Bike tourists, randonneurs, and mixed terrain commuters will be excited to meet Breezer’s new Doppler line of adventure bikes for 2018. Designed to appeal to “everyday adventurers,” the butted-chromoly steel bikes are coming next month in three iterations: the city-oriented Café, with swept bars and a magical golden paint scheme that appears to change colors in the sun; the drop-bar, steel-fork Pro, for the comfort-minded gravel tourist; and the Pro’s carbon-forked, Ultegra bedecked cousin, the Team.
From a brand known for creating some of the world’s first mountain bikes, the Doppler line is poised to become the brand’s Swiss-Army knife, with three do-everything machines. Their classic road touring geometry and steel frames set them apart both visually and in terms of comfort, and they’re designed to be loaded up with panniers and frame packs. With distance-friendly features like fork mounts for bottle cages, 650b tubeless tires, and disc brakes, all three Doppler models are ready to find the nearest gravel road and see where it goes.
We had the chance to check out the Doppler Café and Pro at Eurobike and were impressed with what we saw, The Doppler Café was introduced to the US at Sea Otter in April and comes with SRAM Apex 1×11-speed cassette and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. It’s an affordable and classic-looking bike that’ll get you to work in style—and let you take a few off-road detours while you’re at it.
The Doppler Pro comes with a Shimano Tiagra 2×10 drivetrain and TRP hydraulic disc brakes, and is expected to appeal more toward bike tourists and randonneurs, as well as commuters who appreciate the bike’s touring look. We especially loved details like the Pro’s recycled water-resistant handlebar tape. Prices will range from $900 for the Café to $2000 for the Pro Team.
If you’ve got a hankering for some gravel adventures this season, keep a lookout for the Doppler series from Breezer as they become available next month.