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I got to build my dream gravel bike

Speccing a no-holds-barred gravel superbike with help from Jenson USA

This video was made in association with Jenson USA.


Given the opportunity, how would you build your dream bike? The nice folk at Jenson USA gave me free rein to build a gravel bike using literally any parts it sells, so I chose a list of eye-wateringly expensive components, aiming for a classy, up-to-date build with a bit of retro charm thrown in.

The basis for my build was the very lovely Ibis Hakka MX, a full-carbon gravel frameset that accepts 650b or 700c wheels.

Aiming for a super-light build with the newest, shiniest components possible, I opted to build the Ibis with SRAM’s latest 12-speed RED eTap AXS groupset and some choice wheels and finishing kit from Enve.

The jewel in the crown is a set of insanely expensive and beautiful Cane Creek eeWing cranks, while stainless steel Arundel cages add a touch of retro class.

Watch the video for a full rundown on this dream build, and let us know how you’d spec your dream machine.

Ibis Hakka MX dream build spec

  • Frame: Ibis Hakka MX  — Buy now
  • Wheels: Enve G23 (centerlock) with XDR driver — Buy now
  • Tyre: Panaracer GravelKing SK 700 x 43 — Buy now
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS Hydro — Buy now
  • Brake rotors: SRAM Centerline 160mm front / 160mm rear — Buy now
  • Cranks: Cane Creek eeWings Ti All Road 170mm — Buy now
  • Chainring: Wolf Tooth Direct Mount 34t — Buy now
  • Cassette: SRAM Red AXS 10-33t — Buy now
  • Chain: SRAM RED AXS — Buy now
  • Bar: Enve Road Compact 42cm — Buy now
  • Stem: Enve carbon road 110mm — Buy now
  • Bar tape: Arundel Gecko Pave — Buy now
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Romin Evo 143mm — Buy now
  • Seatpost: Enve 25mm zero-offset 31.6mm — Buy now
  • Bottle cages: 2x Arundel Stainless — Buy now
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR M9100 SPD standard axle — Buy now

Fancy building your own dream bike? Head over to Jenson USA.