Boheaney The Gravel King

A few weeks back was the Karioi Classic. This is one of New Zealand's premier gravel races. 

Our very own Alex Heaney took the win overall whilst smashing the course record on his way to victory.


Alex's Gravel Bike

Alex rides a Cervelo Aspero Carbon Gravel Frame. 

"The Cervelo Aspero is in my opinion one of the best gravel bikes on the market. With its comfort and responsiveness, it gives you the best of both worlds when you want to get out and enjoy the gravel but still be able to use it on the road as a winter bike and go quick. It handled really well when i came to the technica and fast sections."

The Details

  • Easton EA70 AX flare Gravel bars
  • Roval CLX64 wheelset because aero is everything!
  • Shimano GRX di2 groupset with 42T chainring & a XT 11/42 cassette

Gravel Tyres

Alex opted for the Schwable G-One All-round 38mm gravel tyres setup tubeless.

"First ride on the tyres was the Karioi classic and i was impressed, never once felt like the traction wasn’t enough and could ride with confidence. They rolled very nicely when it came to the hard packed sections and the tarmac as well, the Tan wall makes the bike pop as well."

Alex's Kit

His head kept safe and ventilated with the S-Works Prevail Vent.

Clear vision and protection with Oakley Sutros Shades.

Prefer the connection of a road shoe/pedal combo so Shimano Durace Pedals with Bont Zero+ shoes.

Topped off with the crazy comfort of his Sportful bibs and jersey.


So there you have it! The winning combination that took Alex to his win at his first ever gravel race.

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