Three stylish new models join Breezer's fleet of gravel bikes
Bike tourists, randonneurs, and mixed terrain commuters will be excited to meet Breezer’s new Doppler line of adventure bikes for 2018.
Designed to appeal to “everyday adventurers” the butted-chromoly steel bike is coming next month in three iterations: the city-oriented Café, with swept bars and a magical golden paint scheme that appears to change colors in the sun; the drop-bar, steel-fork Pro, for the comfort-minded gravel tourist; and the Pro’s carbon-fork, Ultegra upgrade, the Team.
The Doppler is designed to fill out Breezer’s extensive new adventure line, which also includes the Radar, intended to be the brand’s Swiss-Army knife bike. The bike’s classic road bike touring geometry and steel frame set it apart as a more comfortable, traditional gravel option. With distance-friendly features like fork mounts, 650b tires, and tubeless-compatible wheels with disc thru axles, all three Doppler models are ready to find the nearest gravel road and see where it ends.
We had the chance to check out the Doppler Café and Pro at Eurobike and were impressed with what we saw, from the Pro’s recycled water-resistant handlebar tape, to the more performance-oriented features. The Café comes with SRAM Apex 1x11-speed cassette and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. It’s a bike for riding to work in style - and taking a few off-road detours while you’re at it.
The Doppler Pro comes with Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed and TRP hydraulic disc brakes, and is expected to appeal more toward bike tourists and randonneurs, as well as commuters who appreciate the bike’s classic touring look. All the Doppler bikes are designed to hold up under the load of panniers or frame packs.
Full Australian availability and pricing for the latest Breezer bikes - distributed here by Oceania Bicycles - is yet to be announced.