Earlier this year we caught up with Joe Breeze to check out his new gravel grinder, the Inversion. This stunning build was fashioned from a unique Japanese steel and based on his Venturi platform.
His newest, the Radar, is also dirt oriented. The difference is that the Radar is geared more towards all around utility. While the Inversion has clearance for up to 40c tires, the Radar ships stock with 45c knobbies and can accommodate up to a 29”x2.1” tire.
To further increase the bikes credibility as an all-rounder, Breezer added wide gearing, rack mounts on the frame and fork, as well as space for five water bottles.
So far, the bike looks and sounds perfect. Our only knock? It comes with a straight steer and QR axles. The industry appears to be rapidly moving away from these standards, so future upgrades might be limited. We also question the integrated hanger, but that’s just being nitpicky.
Minor complaints aside, the newest addition to the Breezer family offers a lot of value. Even the most expensive version retails for under $1,500 bucks, that money gets you a 2×10 SRAM GX drivetrain, hydro discs, and Oval finishing bits.
The more affordable Expert version comes in at $889 and includes a 2×9 Sora drivetrain and mechanical Shimano discs. Both models will be available in six sizes: XS/45cm, S /48cm, M/51cm, L/54cm, XL/57cm, XXL/60cm.
For more information, visit www.breezerbikes.com.