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The 2020 Motobecane Mulekick 853 Steel Gravel Bike is a Steal3 min read

Motobecane just announced the Mulekick 853, a steel gravel bike rounded out with Shimano GRX components. Motobecane is known for its crazy low pricing, the Mulekick is no exception, the complete bike is available through BikesDirect.com for just $1,799.

Motobecance Mulekick Specifications

Frame Gravel Bike Disc Brake 700C Butted / Multi-shaped Advanced Reynolds 853 Steel, 2xH2O mounts, Wide Tires Fit, 68mm threaded BB Shell, Headtube UPPER 1-1/8″/LOWER 1.5″ TAPER (46×42/55×52.1mm) L: 50/53/55/58/61CM=125/145/160/180/200mm, DROPOUTS(DO) Forged VERTICAL, W/FLAT DISC MOUNT . O.L.N: (142MM THRU-AXLE Equipped) Rear rack brazeons.
Fork CARBON ( UD WEAVE ) BLADE 700C, Steerer: CARBON 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ Taper ( I.D.:23.6) CROWN: 57mm, BLADE: CARBON STRAIGHT ( 25.7×56.9mm ) W/FLAT DISC MOUNT FOR 160 ROTOR .W/45mm OFFSET W/FORGED DROPOUTS,12mm THROUGH HOLE /M12xP1.5, Customers report Fork Fits most tires up to 700x40c (29×1.6in)
Crankset SHIMANO RX810-2, GRX, FOR REAR 11-SPEED, HOLLOWTECH 2, 48-31T, 170/172.5/175mm for 50-53/ 55 /58-61CM
Bottom Bracket SHIMANO, SM-BBR60
Pedals ALLOY POWDER COAT BLK ROAD PEDAL W/9/16″ CNC CRMO AXLE
Front Derailleur SHIMANO FD-RX810, GRX, FOR REAR 11-SPEED, DOWN-SWING, DOWN-PULL/a
Rear Derailleur SHIMANO RD-RX810, GRX, 11-SPEED, TOP NORMAL, SHADOW PLUS DESIGN
Shifters SHIMANO ST-RX810 for Hydraulic Disc 2X11, SHIMANO R8000 FD BUILT-IN ADJUSTING FUNCTION
Cassette/Freewheel SHIMANO CS-HG70011, 11-SPEED, 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-25-27-30-34T
Chain SHIMANO CN-HG701-11, FOR 11-SPEED, 112 LINKS
Wheelset C 1800 SPLINE ® Black 23 WHEELSET, 700C ALLOY BLACK ANOD. SLEEVED TUBLESS READY W/FV
SPOKE DT SWISS STRAIGHTPULL DT NEW AERO & AERO COMP, BLACK, F/R: 24/24PCS S.S. 2 CROSS W/DT ALUMINUM NIPPLES
F/HUB DT SWISS SPLINE ALLOY ROAD BLACK db HUB 24H. ( CENTER LOCK ) OL: 12x100MM, F/HUB THROUGHAXLE QR264F 12mm, ANODIZED BLACK, L:M12xP1.5×118.5mm
R/HUB DT SWISS SPLINE ALLOY ROAD BLACK db HUB 24H. ( CENTER LOCK ) W/ 3 PAWL SYSTEM , OL: 12x142MM, COMPATIBLE SRAM 11-SPD, R/HUB THROUGHAXLE QR269R 12mm, ANODIZED BLACK, L:M12xP1.75x174mm
Tires PANARACER GRAVELKING SK 700X38C 120tpi Anti-Flat casing, ZSG Natural Compound, Tubeless Compatible , FOLDABLE, BLACK
Brakes F/ SHIMANO HYDRAULIC DISC GRX, ST-RX810(L), BR-RX810(F), 160MM ROTOR, RESIN PAD, R/ SHIMANO HYDRAULIC DISC GRX, ST-RX810(R), BR-RX810(R), FOR 25MM MNT, RESIN PAD, ROTOR FOR DISC BRAKE, SM-RT70, S 160MM, W/LOCK RING
Handlebar RITCHEY ROAD WCS EVOCURVE Alloy 7050 D.B. BUTTED B/CENTER:31.8mm 400/420/440mm FOR 50-53/ 55 /58-61CM, D/R:128/83mm, BB BLK
Stem/ Headset RITCHEY WCS C-220 84/6D ALLOY 3D Forged ALU2014 / SS Bolts. EXT:(-6 °)70/80/90mm FOR 50-53/55 /58-61CM, C/S:31.8/28.6x42mm, BB BLK
Tape/Grip Motobecane Black Gel EVA Synthetic Cork
Saddle WTB SL8 127×263, Nylon Fiber Base, CroMoly Rail, Microfiber Cover, DNA Super Light Padding
Seat Post RITCHEY WCS 1B 20mm offset 6061 ALLOY BB BLK, 27.2 X 350MM
Seat Clamp Aluminum with bolt
Sizes see pull down
Colors As Shown

That’s a lot of bike for well under $2k. Highlights include a Shimano GRX 2×11 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss Spline tubeless-ready wheels, and a full Ritchey cockpit.

Motobecance Mulekick Geometry

Motobecane lists tire clearance at 700x40mm. There’s no info given on 650b compatibility.

 

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