Cavalo Gara Disc Road Bike
There's no better means to take the plunge into the wonderful world of disc brake road bikes than the Cavalo Gara Disc Road Bike. It's quite a package deal replete with an aluminum frame, carbon fiber fork, Shimano 105 11-speed components, Mavic Aksium One wheels, plus, of course, a set of mechanical disc brakes to keep your speed properly in check.
The Cavalo Gara disc road bike sports a custom-butted aluminum frame with sculpted tubes and a tapered 1 ⅛" to 1 ½" headtube that's light, stiff, and rides like a dream. There's a full carbon fork with the corresponding tapered steerer tube fork that inspires confidence courtesy of its rock solid and utterly predictable handling.
Shimano's superb 105 5800 groupset delivers a perfect 10 for value, craftsmanship, and performance as it makes the leap to 11-speed. You'll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brothers Dura-Ace and Ultegra. The shifter/brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, crankset, and cassette all fly the 105 11-speed flag and if these parts were logo-free you'd be hard pressed to distinguish their performance from its much higher-priced Shimano siblings.
If you've ever had issues with the functionality of caliper rim brakes, you'll certainly be impressed by how well the Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes perform. Once you try out disc brakes, no matter if it's wet or dry out, you'll be a convert for life. Weather won't be an issue for reliable, consistent stopping power and even in dry, pristine conditions they're truly a game-changer.
The perfect complement to the Cavalo Gara's Aries disc brakes is a set of Mavic Aksium One wheels. These disc brake-specific road wheels feature a litany of Mavic's technical know-how applied to disc brake-equipped bikes. The S6000 aluminum rim features a profile optimized for disc brakes while the spoke geometry and lacing pattern is also configured to best accommodate the demands disc brakes place on wheels. The wheel's straight pull spokes are stronger than conventional J-bend versions while the serviceable cartridge bearings keep everything rolling super-smoothly. Vittoria Zaffiro tires, in a 700x25 size for a nice balance between speed and comfort, perfectly fits the Cavalo Gara's motif of being completely dependable and durable while still providing noteworthy ride quality.
- Aluminum frame is stiff, light, and strong
- Full carbon fork with tapered steerer ensures superb steering response
- 11-speed Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, crankset, and cassette deliver smooth shifting and renowned reliability
- Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes provide superb, all-weather stopping power
- Mavic Aksium One wheels are solid all-around wheels built specifically for the demands of disc brakes
- Alloy stem, bars, and seatpost perform at a high level and keep weight way down
Cavalo Gara Disc Road Bike
Aluminum, tapered head tube, English thread bottom bracket
Carbon fiber, 1-1/8" to 1.5" taper steerer tube, post mount disc brake
FSA, NO.42/ACB-A, alloy
Shimano 105 5800, 50/34T
Shimano 105 5800 2x11-speed
Shimano 105 5800, 34.9mm clamp
Shimano 105 5800-SS, 11-speed
Kalloy alloy, 31.8mm diameter, 131mm drop, 84mm reach, Widths: 49cm=40cm; 52cm/54cm=42cm; 57cm/59cm=44cm
Tektro Aries mechanical disc, 140mm front rotor/160mm rear rotor
Kalloy alloy, +/- 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp, 1-1/8" steerer, stainless steel bolts, Lengths: 49cm=90mm; 52cm=100mm; 54cm/57cm=110mm; 59cm=120mm
Vittoria Zaffiro, 700x25, wire bead
Mavic Aksium One disc
Shimano 105 5800 11-speed, 11-28T (11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28)
Kalloy alloy, 27.2x350mm