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Wilier Triestina Cento10 Hybrid
Leave it to the Italians to design one of the best-looking e-bikes we have laid our eyes on. But also leave it to the Italians to design a beautiful bike that happens to be a top performer in its field. The Wilier Cento10 Hybrid borrows features from Wilier’s traditional road bikes, like an integrated cockpit and airfoil-tube shapes, to help shave weight and cheat the wind. It’s the lightest e-bike you’ll find, with builds weighing as little as 10.5 kilograms (23 pounds). And its aero advantages are readily evident, translating into more battery range than the Cento10 Hybrid’s predecessor—about 4.5 percent more to be exact. $13,300; 3 colors; wilier-usa.com
Campagnolo SHAMAL Carbon Disc Brake
When it came time to develop a gravel-specific groupset, Ekar, Campagnolo knew it would also need some wheels to match the rigors of this discipline. The iconic Italian brand reimagined its SHAMAL wheelset, making it the first Campagnolo set dedicated to endurance riding. With a 21mm internal rim width, the SHAMAL Carbon Disc Brake wheelset is well suited to the larger tires we now see on both road and gravel bikes. The wheels also feature a differentiated rim profile of 40mm rear and 35mm front to balance speed and ride quality; and they are tubeless-ready without needing rim tape. The wheels feature Campagnolo’s latest N3W freewheel body standard, which allows its Ekar group to have a nine-tooth starting sprocket, but can be run with any standard, including Shimano and SRAM. $1,475/set; 1,585g; campagnolo.com
The first gravel tire Maxxis ever made also happens to be its most popular for off-road riding. That might have something to do with how versatile it is, with a tightly packed center tread that lets you roll quickly over smoother terrain, with corner knobs spaced farther apart allowing you to take corners harder and with more confidence. The Rambler comes with either SilkShield or EXO puncture protection and is tubeless-ready to keep you rolling without incident mile after mile. You can pick up these tires for all your gravel wheels, with a 650x47c option available, as well as a do-it-all 700x38c. $60/tire; maxxis.com
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