Racing for Canyon-SRAM on the WorldTour, Tiffany Cromwell is far from a full-time gravel pro. But the Australian is no stranger to off-road events either, having made her debut at SBT GRVL last year with an eighth place finish in the 144-mile Black course.
This year, she followed up with a win in the 100-mile Blue course. We got a closer look at the Canyon Grail CF SLX gravel bike she raced to the impressive result.
Her Grail is built up with components from the same sponsors used on her road bikes. Given that SRAM is in the team name you might have already guessed that the bike gets a Red eTap AXS groupset. Zipp provides the wheels while Schwalbe completes them with tires.
Cromwell’s Grail was built up with a SRAM 1x Red eTap AXS groupset and Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels with 40mm Schwalbe G-One Bite tires.
That’s a 10-44T cassette paired with a 42T chainring.
The 303 Firecrests are one of Zipp’s most well-rounded wheelsets, ready for road racing, cobbles, ‘cross, and gravel.
The Grail features a distinctive double decker handlebar to build in comfort. The bottom portion is stronger, while the top portion has more flex built in, a minor form of suspension that also adds an additional hand position where the bottom bar meets the drops.
In a world of similar designs, there’s no other gravel bike quite like the Grail.
The same paint design by Ultan Coyle for the team’s road bikes also features here.
For additional comfort, Canyon’s carbon seatpost features built in flex as well.
This 143mm Specialized S-Works Power saddle with Mirror has 3D printed padding.
The Canyon-SRAM team paint makes this one of the best looking Grails out there.
These 700x40mm Schwalbe G-One Bite tires feature aggressive tread.
Built with a titanium axle and carbon body, the XC 12 is Time’s lightest off-road pedal.
Cromwell is not babying her gravel bike as these battle scars can attest.