passage

 

Introducing the Passage. Named after Alaska’s Inside Passage, a coastal route that weaves through islands of the Pacific Northwest to Southeast Alaska famous for its abundance of wildlife. No, we don’t recommend our Passage for water travel, but we do recommend it for seeing wildlife--be that the natural kind, or the variety at Dirty Kanza or SBT GRVL or Rebecca’s Private Idaho!

Years ago we said that we’d only ever build fatbikes. We know, we know--but at the time it made sense, and at the time gravel wasn’t really a thing. In Alaska it’s always either snow or mountain biking (road is dead).

About four years ago we started fooling around with endurance frames for bikepacking adventures and came up with the Saber (a 27.5+ trail bike) and the Sterna, our first gravel adventure bike.

 

The Sterna featured a large triangle for storage and stable all day geometry at the cost of some playfulness on the trail. Many described it as a tank! Not because of weight but because of its ability to roll over just about anything without getting tossed around.

 

With the Passage, we’ve taken the stability and all day comfort of the Sterna and added more playfulness, or flickability, or huck potential--you choose the adjective!

 

The chainstays are longer at 425mm and still feature a dropped drive side to accommodate large tire clearances. How large? How about 47mm tires on 700c wheels, or for the drop bar mountain bike set, 2.2 inch tires on 27.5s--either way that’s more tire than many of us will ever need or want.

 

The stack is lower and the reach is longer, helping to create its playful nature but the seat tube and head tube angles are still slack enough to keep things stable. Basically, you know, the best of both worlds.

 

The Passage from 9:ZERO:7. Call it what you want: a gravel bike, drop bar mountain bike, or endurance road bike. Our answer to Alaska’s roads and trails in the summer; your answer to what bike you need next!

 

 

Frameset Only $1999

 

 Apex 1 - $2799 MSRP

Frame: 9:ZERO:7 Passage Carbon 12x142mm 
Fork: 9:ZERO:7 Passage Carbon 12x100mm
Hubs: 142/100x12 Disc Sealed Bearing 
Rims: Double-wall alloy, tubeless ready disc only, 700c
Tires: 700x40 Tubeless Ready
Shifter: SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc 11spd
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex 1 Long Cage
Cassette: SRAM PG1130 11-42t
Chain: SRAM PC1110
Crankset: SRAM Apex 1 24mm XSYNC 40t
Brakes: TRP Mechanical w/ 160mm rotors
Handlebar: Zipp Service Course Alloy 42/44mm
Stem: Zipp Service Course Alloy
Bar Tape: SRAM Super Cork Black
Seatpost: Zipp Alloy
Saddle: Gravel/road specific

Rival 1 - $3499 MSRP

Frame: 9:ZERO:7 Passage Carbon 12x142mm 
Fork: 9:ZERO:7 Passage Carbon 12x100mm
Hubs: 142/100x12 Disc Sealed Bearing 
Rims: Double-wall alloy, tubeless ready disc only, 700c
Tires: 700x40 Tubeless Ready
Shifter: SRAM Rival 1 Disc 11spd
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1 Long Cage
Cassette: SRAM PG1130 11-42t
Chain: SRAM PC1110
Crankset: SRAM Rival 1 24mm XSYNC 40t
Brakes: Rival Hydraulic w/ 160mm rotors
Handlebar: Zipp Service Course Alloy 42/44mm
Stem: Zipp Service Course Alloy
Bar Tape: SRAM Super Cork Black
Seatpost: Zipp Alloy
Saddle: Gravel/road specific

Frame Geometry

Frame Geometry

Seat Tube (Center to top)

Top Tube (Effective)

Chain Stay Length

BB Drop

Stand Over Height

Head Tube Length

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Reach

Stack

Wheelbase

Small

460mm

529mm

425mm

70mm

101mm

69.5°

72.5°

366mm

517.5mm

1006mm

Medium

490mm

550mm

425mm

70mm

125mm

71.1°

72.5°

378mm

546.5mm

1013mm

Large

520mm

571.5mm

425mm

70mm

150mm

72.5°

72.5°

390mm

575.5mm

1021mm

Extra Large

550mm

593mm

425mm

70mm

180mm

72.5°

72.5°

402mm

604.5mm

1042mm

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