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No. 22 turns track bike into SS gravel racer; Drifter Adventure is bikepacking ready

Oct 06, 2023

The new No. 22 Drifter Adventure expands their current Drifter gravel bikes’ capabilities with more mounts, more tire clearance, and more standard features to give you new ways to get out there.

And for the track racers turned gravel, they’ve created something very unique with the Little Wing Disc, a disc brake version of their titanium track bike that adds tire clearance to fit light-gravel tires.

For racers, there's the Drifter X, a no-frills, tight-handling gravel bike built for speed. For regular riders, there's the Drifter, with top tube and rack mounts, but with the same 700×45 tire clearance.

Ffor riders who want to get further away from groomed roads and smooth trails, there's this new Drifter Adventure, offering a bike at the other extreme of their Drifter series that boosts tire clearance to 700×50, adds integrated dynamo wire routing to the fork, and expands cargo options.

The carbon fork adds three-bolt cage mounts with replaceable dropouts so you can customize the trail.

Unlike the others, this one's only compatible with 1x drivetrains. Both the fork and frame have fender mounts onboard. Geometry is a bit more relaxed for stability when loaded and comfort when covering long miles.

Like the rest of their bikes, as new models come out or existing ones are updated, they’re getting No.22's new 3D-printed dropouts. And you can opt for the new 3D-printed stems, which allow for completely integrated cockpits and full internal routing. (Check out our podcast with No.22 co-founder Mike Smith about why they’re using 3D-printed titanium and the benefits it offers)

Framesets start at $5,749 and complete bikes are available with SRAM, Shimano, and Campagnolo groups.

Because disc brakes (any brakes, really) on a track bike are kinda pointless if you’re only using it on the track, No.22 added a little versatility to their Little Wing Disc to breathe new life into it. Dirt Track Racing, anyone?

3D-printed 12×142 thru axle dropouts hold stealth fender mounts, but keep the tires unsheathed and you can fit 700×38 in there, perfect for oversized cyclocross tires or big road tires for urban assaults…up to you whether you go fixed gear or singlespeed.

Like their other bikes, this one uses a threaded T47 PF30 bottom bracket shell with an eccentric BB so you can adjust chain tension.

The titanium frame is custom, with all butting and shaping done in house, and starts at $6,099 before paint, anodizing, and Cerakote options. Full internal routing with or without their stem is available as an option.