Sobre Versatile 3 – green machine for adventure and beyond

Steel frame, MTB-rated carbon fork, handmade wheelset! This bike has reliably traveled well over 15 000 km and will be a joy for the kilometers to come. Commuting, gravel riding, singletracks, multi-day touring…. you name it. Realy “versatile” I guess! French maker Sobre, makes quality steel-frames with dailed geometries and unjustifiably seems still not to be on most peoples radar when it comes to selecting a base for an individual build.

It´s an ever-evolving bike that gets continously modefied and “improved”: Never change a running systemno, not for this one……

FrameSobre Versatile V3 (Size L)
ForkRodeo Labs Spork 1.2
Wheels / RimsDT Swiss custom (by LRT)
HeadsetFirst DS (ZS44/EC44)
Hubs DT Swiss 350 DBCL (front/rear) 36T ratchet
RimsDT Swiss R500 (28″)
Axles (front / rear)12 mm thru-axle
TiresVittoria Terreno Dry 40-622
Crank Rival 1 (–>now Force 1), 172.5 mm
ChainringAbsolute Black Oval 36T, red
Bottom BracketAcros R2
ChainKMC X11EL
PedalsFUNN Mamba (clipless mech. removed)
Derailleur / Trigger Sram GX 2×11, medium cage, KMC pulley wheels
CassetteSram PG1170 (XG1150 on XD-body for touring)
Brakes Shimano SLX M7000
DiscsCampagnolog AFS 160 mm (front/rear)
SeatpostNewmen SL Advanced Carbon
SaddleSQLab 611 active
HandlebarSQLab 310 (660 mm) + bar inside grips (taped)
GripsESI Extra Chunky
StemEaston Haven 100 mm
Lights (front / rear) + DynamoBusch & Müller Cyo Premium / B&M Mü
Velogical rim/tire bottle dynamo
Rack(s)Nitto M18 front rack (+ Tubus Vega rear)
BagsRoad Runner Front Runner / Blackburn Outpost Elite frame bag ( + Arkel Dry Lites)
Bottle cage(s)King Cage Iris Cage
CablesJagwire LEX-SL / Shimano SM-BH90
Fenders Custom mudguard
PumpLezyne Alloy Drive