Introducing the Drifter X

Inspired by our most popular model, the gravel-focused Drifter, we started to explore the idea of creating a bike that could push the limits on a variety of terrain. After months of dreaming, sketching, building (and rebuilding), we're extremely proud to introduce the Drifter X. 

This assertive design is perfect for the rider who enjoys taking their gravel bike on fast group rides as often as they do exploring adventurous gravel roads. With a slightly more aggressive position than its workhorse sibling, the Drifter X trades some of the Drifter’s huge tire clearance for a shorter wheelbase and racier handling.

Like all No. 22 models the Drifter X is built using titanium, which offers excellent power transfer, is incredibly durable, and has a clean aesthetic finish.

We were excited to introduce the Drifter X to the world at the 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, Calif., on March 15. The Drifter X will be available this spring.

From co-founder Mike Smith:

"We’re expecting the Drifter X to be one of the most fun bikes in our lineup. It’s a bike that’s even sharper-handling than the current Drifter, and is crisp and fast on rough roads with a bit of handling edge that we find is missing from a lot of other gravel bikes."


Key features of the Drifter X

  • Clearance for 43mm tires (possibly up to 45mm, t.b.c.)
  • Slightly longer/lower geometry than the Drifter
  • Titanium seat mast with bespoke titanium topper
  • Tapered head tube with internal headset
  • Internal brake hose routing, front and rear
  • T47 threaded bottom bracket
  • Standard fender mounts, front and rear

The Drifter X will retail for $4,299 USD (frame) and $4,699 USD (frameset). It will be available made-to-order only.

Orders of the Drifter X are currently being accepted, with an expected lead time of approximately 12 weeks. Please contact us at info@22bicycles.com to start the process.


     

      2 comments

      • Such a beautiful addition to the No 22 stable! I wish it had been available a couple years ago when I bought my Drifter – would have been tempting!

        Will the titanium stem be a new No 22 offering or is it from another component maker? And also, does the SRAM AXS 12 speed drive train actually work with the Absolute Black chain ring or was that just for the show?

        Benedict
      • Your Team is not only building great bikes but also wonderful pieces of art, you really do. No bike really stands out but the Drifter X does fit best to what I do with and on a bike. Please let me know when the bike is available, what the options are and what the pricing is. Off course, I am most interested to have the bike at the exact same setup and or configuration as shown on this Drifter X introduction page.

        I look forward to hear from You and please proceed doing great things

        Thanks from a big fan of your Company
        Herbert

        Herbert Jung

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