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WHTIF

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CHF 3,125.00
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PASTEL

The multitalent.
The freedom machine.
The what if tool. 


What if you turn right this time? A road ends there but maybe there is something else. A path, a view, an adventure? Let your brain re-wire with a bike that never says never.


Our WHTIF was developed as your partner in crime. With MTB-like tire clearance, you don't have to worry about what the next corner will bring, while the light and reliable PHASE carbon wheels guarantee speed. The handling is tuned to be stable enough for rough descents while still having fun on the road sections. You can ride it unloaded for that quick sunset ride after work - or pack it up and take it on multi-day adventures thanks to the multiple attachment points.

In order to create a gravel bike that is versatile, reliable, easy to maintain and fast on all surfaces, we had the following design requirements:

  • Lightweight and reliable components

  • Hassle-free maintenance

  • Threaded bottom bracket, standard handlebar and seat post

  • Classic shape that will still be modern next year

 

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Highlights

Tire Clearance

What makes our bikes really versatile is the ability to mount wide tires. The clearance for the tires is 700*50 or 650*2.1". This means that in the gravel standard wheel size of 700cc, a tire of up to 50mm can be used (depending on the manufacturer, sometimes more). This is MTB territory If, on the other hand, slicks or thinner tires are fitted, the Pastel Gravel transforms into an all-road machine thanks to the carbon wheels, low weight and clever geometry.

  


Mounting Points

24 mounting bolts offer many possibilities, including the assembly of:

  • Bottle Holder
  • Fork bags
  • Toptube bags
  • Front- and back luggage racks
  • Fenders and lights

Of course you don't have to attach everything - but isn't it good to know that your gravel bike will be a loyal partner on all future adventures?

 

Custom color

We are very pleased to be able to offer an individual choice of color for your Pastel Gravel Bike. We currently offer a single-color finish. Choosing via RAL color codes is a good option (you can easily find color codes online). We can paint these glossy and matt. If you have discovered a great paint finish on a car, you are welcome to send it to us for implementation.
If you would like to accept this option, please send your color request to the following email address: info@pastelcycles.com

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Wheelset selection

 

Standard:

Pancho Alu-Laufradsatz

35 DEEP | 23 EXT | 20 INT | 1620G

Pancho Alu AllRoad 20:35




High-quality aluminum wheelset from the Austrian manufacturer
Pancho Wheels.

 

Thanks to tried-and-tested craftsmanship and the usage of exclusively high-quality individual components, we have succeeded in doing this in a sensational way. With Spirit, we combine a high level of suitability for everyday use with a riding performance that has never been seen before in this class.







Upgrade:

Carbon Aero-Laufradsatz

45 DEEP | 30 EXT | 24 INT | 1490G

PHASE Carbon AllRoad 24:45 Wide




What is the #1 upgrade you recommend for bikes? Buying a lightweight and aerodynamic wheelset. And rightly so, because a high-quality wheelset will completely change the handling: Acceleration is livelier and speed is maintained better.

The aero wheelset with aero spokes is suitable for both gravel and road use (28-50mm tires), tubeless ready and equipped with a quick-locking, sealed hub (Shimano HG, Microspline & SRAM XDr freewheel body available ). The brake disc mount is Centerlock and the spokes used are Sapim Aero Bladed Straight Pull.








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Groupset selection 

Shimano GRX600 1x (mechanical)



A groupset that has set the gold standard for mechanical groupset reliability. The 1x shifter is perfect for Gravel: one less shifter to break, the front derailleur works reliably on any terrain and the chain stays taut the whole time. This shifter is a sensible choice from a manufacturer known worldwide for their precision work is known. There are no batteries involved and all bike shops from Zurich to Bishkek can help if something goes wrong.Cassette: 11-42





SRAM Rival XPLR AXS 1x (electronic)


The new 1x-specific XPLR AXS radio drives from

SRAM is tailored to the needs of dropbar riders and offer a sweet spot in terms of gearing. With a 10-44 cassette and the right rear derailleur, you have a wide range of gear ratios for gravel climbs and small gear increments for fast riding on the road.


 


 


SRAM Mullet Rival GX AXS 1x (elektronik)

No more shift cables, constantly readjusting derailleurs and running out of gears. This setup with a 12-speed 10-52 MTB cassette sets you almost no limits. Furthermore, the built-in precision motor guarantees an always fast and perfect switching process.
Choose this option if you need enough gears for the most demanding climbs or if the bike is often loaded for bikepacking. An option to set and forget, as long as you charge the battery every now and then.

 

 

 



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Tire selection

WTB Venture (50mm)


You don't want to worry about what to expect during the tour? The tire's large volume provides plenty of grip on a variety of surfaces and stays fast on tarmac thanks to the closely spaced knobs in the center.




WTB Byway (44mm)


You ride a lot on asphalt and good gravel roads or you want to be fast with your friends. Mounted on the light PHASE carbon wheels, the tire will be surprisingly fast and, thanks to its volume, still have enough grip on almost all surfaces.



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Saddle

Selle Italie Model-X Green Superflow



A special production technology that allows creating a 100% sustainable product, assembled without the use of glue materials. A process entirely made in Italy that allows to minimize CO2 emissions.




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Specifications

Frameset

Pastel WHTIF (Toray T1000 Carbon)
Wheelset PHASE AllRoad 45:24 Carbon Wide CT / Pancho Sprit 35:20 Alu
Tires Selection between WTB Venture 50 / Byway 44
Seatpost Pastel SP005 Carbon 27.2mm
Saddle Selle Italia Model X Green Superflow
Stem Pastel ST008 Alu ±7°
Handlebar Pastel HB1006 Alu flared / PHASE Gravel Carbon flare
Tape Pro Bike Gear - 3.5mm Comfort
Headset

IS42/28.6 | IS52/40

 

GRX GX Mullet Rival XPLR
Shift-Brake Lever Shimano GRX600 SRAM Rival AXS SRAM Rival AXS
Brake caliper Shimano GRX400 SRAM Rival AXS SRAM Rival AXS
Derailleur Shimano GRX812 SRAM GX AXS SRAM Rival XPLR
Crank Shimano GRX600, 40T SRAM Rival, 40T SRAMRival, 40T
Cassette Shimano 11-42 11s SRAM 10-52 12s SRAM 10-44 12s
Chain Shimano HG601 SRAM GX Eagle SRAM Rival Flattop


The weight of your Pastel Gravel is approx. 8.9 kilograms - a real lightweight. Depending on which components you choose, a few grams may be added or decreased. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Geometry


 

If you already have a bike that you're comfortable with, comparing its geometry to our models is a good place to start.

 

Size
XS S M L XL
Reach 371 375 376 385 394
Stack 537 557 568 590 609
Top Tube (effective) 520 535 550 565 580
Seat Tube C-T 490 520 540 560 580
Head Angle 70.5 71 71.5 72 72
Seat Angle 74.5 74 73 73 73
Head Tube 120 140 150 170 190
Chainstay 435
Wheelbase 1020 1025 1025 1037 1052
Front Centre 594 595 600 611 626
BB Drop 67
Fork Rake / Offset 50
Fork Length (A2C) 395
Headset IS42 / IS52
Seatpost⌀ 27.2
Wheel size
700C / 650B
Max Tire Clearance

50mm / 2.1in






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Size Guide

Rider Height (cm) Inseam(cm) Frame
Size
150 - 165 75 - 82 XS
160 - 174 76 - 85 S
170 - 179 79 - 87 M
175 - 188 82 - 90 L
182 - 194 84 - 93 XL
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Customer reviews

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Light and agile gravel bike

I've had my new Gravel from Pastel for 6 weeks and I'm thrilled. It's fast and agile, with high quality components, and handles almost like a road bike - a huge difference from my previous Gravel. The custom paintwork is a real eye-catcher! Customer contact is friendly and yet professional. I wish the Pastel team a successful future!

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Karl D
My new Gravel 👍🏼

Very nice bike, perfect equipment, great service.. I can only recommend it!!

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Michaela Blatt-Gunegger

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Marco Banninger
Pastel WHTIF

The bike in Pistachio Gelato Color is visually very successful. But what is even more important is that the bike rides very well. (I had many gravel bikes before). The components were very well selected and the wheels make the bike very agile. The delivery time was just as indicated and the personal contact even after the purchase (I got directly from Martin an answer to questions) makes the company very symphatic. For me a clear recommendation.

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Sam A
Great bike and amazing service

I came across Pastel and was a bit comprehensive because it wasn't one of the big brands. However, I loved the idea of ​​having a custom painted bike, saw that they were competitive on components and weight with the big brands, plus they have product in stock (my guess is they are a new brand so haven't been hit with the same supply issues as the rest of the industry). So I went for it, bought my bike and couldn't be happier with the results. It rides amazing, looks awesome and the whole buying experience was super smooth.

I'd highly recommend Pastel Cycles.

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