STEEL GRAVEL BIKES
The Loca Bikes steel gravel bike - the most uncompromising model in our arsenal. A real indestructible, bikepacking beast. This bike will be your faithful travelling companion, whether it is a trip for a few days with friends or a journey around Europe.
When designing our steel gravel bike, we tried to imagine a bicycle that we ourselves would want to ride in ultra-distance races up in the mountains, trips to other countries or conquer complex forest trails. Our collaboration with one of the most renowned framebuilders in Poland - Kajak Custom, has allowed us to create the machine of our dreams.
At the heart of our steel gravels are robust frames made of luxurious materials - Italian Columbus Zona tubes and USA-made Paragon Machine Works dropouts, head tubes and bottom bracket shells combine great design with reliability and high precision of manufacturing. We chose these materials for their great ratio of weight, strength and stiffness. The large diameter seat tube and chainstays ensure that the frame will not yield under the strongest leg and will transmit the full power of the rider perfectly. A full carbon fork completes the look. Both the frame and fork are designed for the flat mount standard.
The oversize head tube and the tapered fork guarantee reliable handling and high stability, while the steel frame provides excellent shock absorption and durability. Thanks to this, our steel gravel bike can handle any conditions.
Stability and stiffness are also positively influenced by the thru axles from Paragon Machine Works.
In terms of geometry, the Loca Bikes steel gravel bike is the most comfortable bicycle we have ever created. It features a larger wheelbase than our aluminium model, a fairly high head tube and many other parameters that make it the best choice if you are planning a longer journey on your bike. Our steel gravel will do well in ultramarathons, on bikepacking trips or just longer, off-road routes. Where your comfort and the durability of your bike are of paramount importance.
We wanted the steel Loca to be as versatile as possible and to handle any situation. That is why in this model we have provided the option of fitting full mudguards, a rear rack, two bottle cages in the main frame triangle, one under the down tube, two on the fork and a direct mount stem bag.
After the frame, one of the most important components of a bike is the drivetrain. Whether you're a fan of one or two chainrings at the front, we have something for you. On our gravel bikes you can opt for a Shimano GRX RX 800 1x11, 2x11 or GRX RX400 2x10 drivetrain. The GRX groups allow access to light enough gear ratios that mountain climbs will no longer be a problem!
On gravel bikes, tyres play a key role in suspension. On our steel gravel bikes we have provided clearance for tyres as large as 700x45c. This width will allow you to comfortably ride every gravel race and will easily cope with sandy and rocky roads. You can easily take the Loca Bikes steel gravel on light singletracks without fear. You may also go tubeless instead of inner tubes. All our wheels are compatible with it.
Let us know what you need, and we'll be happy to talk about the solutions. Of course, in addition to the technical configuration, we can also do custom painting. More often than not, a color change or any reasonably simple design (i.e single color + lettering) is included in the price of the bike.
Climbs and problems with traction can keep us awake at night, right? Our cooperation with Garbaruk, a Krakow-based company, has allowed us to introduce two innovations to our gravel bikes:
The oval front chainring will give you a smooth crank rotation and improve grip on difficult terrain. The Garbaruk cassette and derailleur cage allow the installation of cassettes with a range up to 10-50t. Such a range will allow you to ride in all conditions. Together it will save more than 250 g!
For each gravel bike from Loca, you have a 5-year warranty on the frames and a 2-year warranty on all other parts except for consumable components that are prone to wear and tear, such as tires or inner tubes.
When you open the box containing your gravel bike from Loca, you will see that it is already 90% assembled. All you have to do is set the handlebars in the right position, install the front wheel, screw in the pedals, and get ready for the lap of honor that awaits.