Bike Check: Kevin Benkenstein’s Curve GXR Ti

Kevin Benkenstein is the happy face of long hauling.

He likes his time trials to be at least 500km long and lives by the motto; ‘we never quit.’ We tracked him down on the mountain and took a closer look at his ‘forever bike’; the Titanium framed Curve GXR.

TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Tyres: – Pirelli Cinturato Gravel Mixed 40mm. | “I have tried a lot of tyres lately but find these to be my favourite all-around ones…the center tread is high and solid so they roll fast and the side knobs are pronounced enough to give you grip on loose over hard gravel.
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Stem: Easton EA90
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Water bottle cages: Arundel Stainless Steel | “…because they look sweet, hold a bottle like their life depends on it and can be adjusted for size.”
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Rear Mech: SRAM AXS XO1
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Cranks: SRAM Force, 42T chainring. | Pedals: – Shimano XT.
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Bag: Apidura 5.3L frame pack. | “It lives on my bikes, I always carry a rain jacket and maybe some snack in there because you should always be prepared.”
TOKAI - 14 October 2020 - during a Bike Network photo shoot with Kevin Benkenstein and his Curve GMX. Photo by Gary Perkin
Best of luck for the Munga!

| IMAGES: Gary Perkin |


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