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Bike of the Week | The Berria Belador Allroad is a Spanish gravel bike with seatstay suspension

Meet the Spanish brand's first gravel bike  

Bike of the Week Berria Belador Allroad

Bike of the Week is back! In this regular feature, we’ll be showing off a new, exciting or just plain cool bike that we’ve got in at BikeRadar HQ that week.

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Kicking things off for our latest batch of bikes is the Berria Belador Allroad – a gravel bike with a passive rear-suspension system that offers up to 26mm of travel.

The Belador Allroad is the Spanish brand’s first foray into the gravel bike market.

Berria says the bike is designed for “maximum performance” and its aesthetic is fittingly aggressive, but the brand says it can also take on light bikepacking duties.

It’s all in the frame details…

The Belador Allroad cuts a distinctive silhouette.
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The Belador Allroad uses the brand’s HM2X carbon frame and fork, which features a mix of Toray T700 and T800 carbon fibres. The brand says this carbon layup “offers a blend of low overall weight and high stiffness, while incorporating ride-dampening compliance”.

Berria claims a medium frame weighs 1,060g.

The ‘Active Flex Concept’ provides 26mm of movement.
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The bike’s signature feature is a pivot on the seatstay junction. Berria calls it the ‘Active Flex Concept’ and a similar system is employed on Cannondale’s Topstone.

The Spanish brand claims the system offers “increased comfort and decreased rider fatigue… while improving traction, grip and control when the course becomes technical”.

The top tube features mounting for a bento box.
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The bike also features a bento box mount on the top tube, as well as three bottle cage bolts on the down tube and two on the seat tube.

That’s it for mounting points. If you need to take more luggage with you, you’ll have to use typical bikepacking bags that mount with straps.

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Berria says the Belador Allroad can accept up to 700c x 44mm or 650b x 47mm gravel tyres. This puts it at the racier end of the gravel spectrum, with many bikes aimed for bikepacking or comfort having clearances upwards of 700 x 50mm.

The flip chip should change the riding characteristics of the bike to suit your needs.
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The fork features a flip chip that can adjust the fork’s geometry, although we’re waiting on exact specs and the relevant adaptor.

The bike features SRAM’s universal derailleur hanger (UDH) and is compatible with both 1x and 2x groupsets, thanks to a removable front derailleur hanger.

It uses a 27.2mm-diameter seatpost and is compatible with dropper posts.

The cables (or hydraulic hoses in this case) are integrated through the Avanforce ICS stem.
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Berria has trundled down the integration route with its gear cables and hydraulic hoses. The cables and hoses are routed through the Avanforce ICS2 stem (Avanforce is Berria’s in-house components brand) and through the upper headset bearing.

A tasty spec list

SRAM’s Rival XPLR eTap AXS takes care of shifting and braking duties.
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Our test bike is the Berria Belador Allroad LTD, which retails for £5,100 / €5,900.

However, there are more affordable carbon models such as the Shimano GRX 2x equipped Belador Allroad 6. Pricing is to be confirmed for this model.

There is also an aluminium model – the Berria Belador Allroad HP – which retails for £1,500 / €1,750.

The 10-44 cassette should get you up most climbs.
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Our Belador Allroad LTD, in its sparkly ‘Red Fire’ candy paintjob, is specced with a SRAM Rival eTap AXS XPLR groupset. There are no deviations to the groupset and our size medium sample features a 172.5mm crank length, a 40t chainring and a 10-44 cassette.

Vittoria Terreno Dry tyres are fitted onto the Zipp 303S wheelset.
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The LTD comes equipped with a luxurious Zipp 303S carbon wheelset. The wheels come set up tubeless out of the box with Vittoria Terreno Dry gravel tyres in a 700x38mm width.

The finishing kit is courtesy of Avanforce, Berria’s in-house brand, although we’ve received an aluminium handlebar because the carbon one is not yet in stock.

There’s not a lot of squish to this Selle Italia saddle.
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The saddle is a Selle Italia Model X BB FEC with alloy rails in a 143mm width.

The bike weighs in at 8.8kg without pedals.

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We’re currently testing the Belador Allroad LTD on the trails around Bristol, so you can expect a full review soon.