March 19, 2019 2 Comments

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 Responses

      Benedict
      Benedict

      June 25, 2019

      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?

      Herbert Jung
      Herbert Jung

      April 04, 2019

      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

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      2019 Geometry Charts

      Great Divide Rim Brake

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 495 510 525 545 560 580 600
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 445 462 490 518 540 565 590
      Head tube length (mm) 90 100 120 140 160 180 200
      Seat tube angle (deg) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 71.0 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
      Front center (mm) 567 574 584 586 594 609 623
      Chain stay length (mm) 412 412 412 415 415 415 418
      BB drop (mm) 78 78 75 75 75 73 73
      Reach (mm) 357 364 370 379 383 397 406
      Stack (mm) 506 517 534 558 578 597 617
      Standover (700x28mm tires) 730 743 767 793 813 836 858

       

      Great Divide Disc

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 495 510 525 545 560 580 600
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 445 462 490 518 540 565 590
      Head tube length (mm) 85 95 115 135 155 175 195
      Seat tube angle (deg) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 71.0 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
      Front center (mm) 567 574 584 586 594 609 623
      Chain stay length (mm) 418 418 418 418 420 420 422
      BB drop (mm) 78 78 75 75 75 73 73
      Reach (mm) 356 364 369 378 382 397 405
      Stack (mm) 508 520 536 560 580 599 619
      Standover (700x28mm tires) 731 744 768 794 814 837 858

       

      Drifter

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 502 510 526 545 560 575 595
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 460 478 503 520 535 552 577
      Head tube length (mm) 105 115 130 150 165 185 205
      Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 70.5 70.8 71 71.2 71.2 71.5
      Front center (mm) 572 576 589 603 612 627 640
      Chain stay length (mm) 430 430 430 430 432 435 435
      BB drop (mm) 73 73 73 72 70 70 70
      Reach (mm) 353 353 365 374 379 389 398
      Stack (mm) 529 538 553 572 585 604 624
      Standover (700x38mm tires) 762 775 795 813 828 845 861

       

      Drifter X

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 502 511 525 545 560 575 595
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 460 478 502 520 535 552 576
      Head tube length (mm) 110 120 135 155 170 190 210
      Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 70.5 70.8 71 71.2 71.2 71.5
      Front center (mm) 571 576 589 603 612 627 640
      Chain stay length (mm) 427 427 427 427 430 432 432
      BB drop (mm) 73 73 73 72 70 70 70
      Reach (mm) 355 356 363 376 382 392 400
      Stack (mm) 521 530 546 564 577 596 616
      Standover (700x38mm tires) 758 772 790 809 824 842 863

       

      Reactor

      Size 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 515 530 545 565 580 595
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 456 475 496 514 545 568
      Head tube length (mm) 100 120 140 160 190 210
      Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 74 73.2 73 73
      Head tube angle (deg) 72 72 72.8 73.2 73.2 73.2
      Front center (mm) 571 582 586 595 608 623
      Chain stay length (mm) 410 410 412 412 415 415
      BB drop (mm) 72 72 72 70 68 68
      Reach (mm) 374 379 388 395 400 409
      Stack (mm) 503 522 545 564 590 609
      Standover (700x25mm tires) 739 757 779 800 829 850

       

      Aurora

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 495 510 525 545 560 580 600
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 445 462 490 518 540 562 588
      Head tube length (mm) 100 110 130 150 170 190 210
      Seat tube angle (deg) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 71 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
      Front center (mm) 567 574 584 586 594 609 624
      Chain stay length (mm) 415 415 415 418 418 418 420
      BB drop (mm) 78 78 75 75 75 73 73
      Reach (mm) 355 363 369 378 382 396 405
      Stack (mm) 510 521 538 562 582 601 620
      Standover (700x28mm tires) 731 745 770 795 814 838 859

       

      Broken Arrow

      Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 505 510 525 545 560 575 590
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 467 490 510 532 548 567 590
      Head tube length (mm) 90 100 120 140 150 160 180
      Seat tube angle (deg) 74 74 73.5 73.3 73 72.5 72.5
      Head tube angle (deg) 70.8 70.8 71 71 71.3 71.5 72
      Front center (mm) 565 571 580 599 609 622 627
      Chain stay length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
      BB drop (mm) 68 68 68 68 66 66 64
      Reach (mm) 352 355 359 372 382 393 397
      Stack (mm) 524 533 553 572 580 591 610
      Standover (700x32mm tires) 763 778 797 817 831 845 866

       

      Little Wing

      Size 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
      Effective top tube length (mm) 515 525 540 555 575 590
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 477 499 524 552 575 596
      Head tube length (mm) 100 120 140 160 180 200
      Seat tube angle (deg) 75.5 75 74.5 74.5 74 74
      Head tube angle (deg) 72.5 73 73 73.5 74 74
      Front center (mm) 566 569 579 590 601 613
      Chain stay length (mm) 393 393 393 396 396 396
      BB drop (mm) 58 58 58 58 58 58
      Reach (mm) 382 383 387 397 407 416
      Stack (mm) 506 527 546 567 588 608
      Standover (700x23mm tires) 765 785 806 830 851 871

       

      Old King

      Size Small Medium Large Extra Large
      Effective top tube length (mm) 580 605 622 642
      Seat tube, center-center (mm) 380 410 445 481
      Head tube length (mm) 100 110 120 140
      Seat tube angle (deg) 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.3
      Head tube angle (deg) 70 70 70 70
      Front center (mm) 655 680 698 719
      Chain stay length (mm) 435 435 435 435
      BB drop (mm) 58 58 58 58
      Reach (mm) 401 423 437 451
      Stack (mm) 599 609 619 637
      Standover (29x2.3" tires) 799 816 838 863