Curve Cycling's AIR Kev: A Masterpiece in Gravel Racing Design

Curve Cycling's AIR Kev: A Masterpiece in Gravel Racing Design

In the world of cycling, innovation is the name of the game. And when it comes to pushing the boundaries of design and performance, Curve Cycling has always been at the forefront. Their most popular model, the GXR, fondly known as the AIR Kev, is a testament to this commitment.

A Tribute to the Trail-blazing GXR

The GXR has been the heart and soul of Curve Cycling’s lineup. To honor this iconic model, the team decided to take it up a notch. Enter the AIRified race version of the GXR. This revamped model is a nod to the original, with enhancements that make it a force to be reckoned with in the gravel racing arena.

Sleek, Streamlined, and Race-ready

One of the first things you’ll notice about the AIR Kev is its clean, streamlined look. This has been achieved by opting for semi-internal cable routing and removing all unnecessary M5 mounts. The result? A gravel race bike that looks as fast as it rides.

Innovative Features that Set it Apart

The defining feature of the AIR Kev is its custom carbon seat tube, seamlessly integrated with the titanium frame. This combination not only adds to the bike’s aesthetic appeal but also enhances its performance. The standard-sized 27.2 mm carbon seat post, topped with a custom 3D-printed titanium topper, weighs just under 200 grams. And the best part? Further weight reductions are possible without sacrificing performance.Thanks to Steve and Jimmy from Melbourne, these parts are bonded using aerospace-grade adhesives, ensuring durability and longevity.But that’s not all. The AIR Kev also boasts a custom Ride 415 fork with internal routing, devoid of the M5 leg-mounts found in the current GXR. The frame’s internal cable routing, facilitated by a one-sided yoke, is a significant departure from the traditional GXR design, making it a unique piece of craftsmanship.

Wheeling in the Future: The G4.5T Wheelset

The AIR Kev is equipped with the prototype G4.5T wheelset, an evolution of the renowned G4T. Crafted with a refined layup and high-spec carbon, these wheels have a “finishless” finish, showcasing the natural sheen of the resin. The meticulous craftsmanship is evident, with the rims displaying the impeccable work of Curve’s wheel fabricators. And with laser-etched artwork directly on the resin, these wheels are as beautiful as they are functional. The result? An impressive 8% weight saving compared to the Curve G4T wheelset.For the discerning cyclist, the prototype carbon 46 cm Walmer Bar is an added bonus, hinting at the innovative direction Curve Cycling is headed.


The AIR Kev by Curve Cycling is more than just a bike; it’s a statement. A statement of innovation, craftsmanship, and a passion for excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a cycling enthusiast, the AIR Kev promises an unparalleled riding experience. So, gear up and get ready to hit the trails with the best in the business.