Nordest Albarda

Nordest Albarda an Affordable, Light and Capable All Road/Gravel Bike

Nordest is best known for its mountain bikes, but the company’s newest release is the Albarda, an all road/gravel bike that is worth a closer look.

The Nordest Albarda Ti M1 bike is manufactured from CrMo 4130 steel double butted tubing, with geometry designed by Pedro Jerónimo. The Albarda utilized 420mm stays which allows for 650b 2.10 or 700x50c compatible wheels. Total weight for a medium/large bike is just over 20-pounds. The build looks good:

Nordest Albarda Specs

  • Fork: Nordest Albarda Carbon 12x100mm Flat Mount Disc 160mm
  • Stem: Easton EA50 90mm
  • Handlebar: Easton EA70 AX 31.8mm 440mm
  • Headset:Chris King InSET 7
  • Crankset: SRAM APEX1 42T
  • Brakes: SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD Shift-Brake Control
  • Rotors: 160mm / 160mm
  • Rear mech: SRAM APEX1
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130 NX/APEX1 11-42 11V
  • Gear shifter: SRAM RIVAL 1 HRD Shift-Brake Control
  • Wheelset: Black Jack AirLine CORSA 622×19 28H Black
  • Tires: WTB Resolute 700 x 42c TCS Light Fast Rolling Tire
  • Seatpost: Easton EA70 27.2mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Team
  • Grips: Easton Pinline
  • Chain: SRAM 11S
  • Weight (M/L size): 9.250 g.

Nordest Albarda Geometry

SM M ML L
A Head tube angle 70 70 70 70
B Head tube 140 155 165 180
C Top tube (virtual) 538 555 565 576
D Seat tube angle 74 73.5 73.5 73.5
E Seat tube 480 500 520 545
F Chainstays 420 420 420 420
G Reach 369 377 384 392
H Stack 588 602 611 626
I BB Drop 85 85 85 85
J Wheelbase 1019 1032 1042 1056
Fork length with 52mm Rake 400 400 400 400

For $1810 (just over $2k shipped to the U.S.) this is a very competitive offering if you’re looking to get into the gravel game. It looks good too:

Nordest Albarda

 

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