BMC Kaius 01 THREE
The BMC Kaius 01 THREE gravel bike isn't about riding both singletrack and road on the same ride, though you could do that very easily. It isn't about being a bikepacking bike with drop bars; BMC's URS bike does that very nicely. So what is the Kaius 01 all about then? In short, Kaius 01 THREE is a grave race bike through and through. It isn't for everyone, and the Kaius is perfectly happy with that.
To start, the Kaius feels to be what is effectively a gravel version of the BMC Teammachine SLR01. For one, the bike is unapologetically made for going as fast as possible on gravel. Much of that bears out in the geometry - more on that shortly - but you can see it in the core weight numbers. Here are the details:
- A 56cm frame weighs in at 910g, with an uncut fork weighing 400g.
- A proprietary BMC D-shaped seatpost weighs 160g.
- A one-piece ICS Carbon Aero Cockpit designed specifically for Kaius weighs just 315g.
- A complete module (of the above components plus hardware) weighs 1785g.
There are other details that make this bike special, like the BMC Aerocore water bottle cages. With water bottles in place, these cages are shaped such that the bike is just as aero with water bottles as it is without them.
The geometry is full of numbers generally associated with a race road bike, and lighter than most other gravel bike frames. But the geometry offers something far more stable over uneven terrain that is found on fast gravel rides.
The BMC Kaius 01 THREE gravel bike features a SRAM Rival AXS 2x drivetrain, CRD 400 carbon wheels, Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 40mm tires, and a Fizik Argo saddle. This bike comes with a standard handlebar and is compatible with any standard handlebar option. While this uses a D-shaped seatpost for comfort and weight, Kaius can be easily adapted to work with a 27.2mm dropper seatpost.
|Model||Kaius 01 THREE|
|Frame||Kaius 01 Premium Carbon with Aerocore Design, ICS Technology, Stealth Cable Routing, Integrated Aerocore Bottle Cages, Stealth Dropout Design, TCC Race Compliance Level, PF86 Bottom Bracket, Flat Mount Disc, 12x142mm Thru-Axle|
|Fork||Kaius 01 Premium Carbon, ICS Technology, Stealth Cable Routing, TCC Race Compliance Level, Stealth Dropout Design, Flat Mount Disc, 12x100mm Thru-Axle|
|Gears||2 x 12|
|Chainwheel||SRAM RIVAL AXS WIDE 43-30T|
|Cassette||SRAM RIVAL AXS XG-1250 10-36T|
|Chain||SRAM RIVAL 12 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM RIVAL eTap AXS WIDE|
|Shifters||SRAM RIVAL eTap AXS HRD|
|Brakes||SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD, Paceline Rotors (160/160)|
|Handlebar||BMC RAB 02 Ergo Top Shape Compact Bend|
|Stem||BMC ICS2 - Integrated Cockpit Design|
|Seatpost||Kaius 01 Premium Carbon D-Shaped Seatpost - 15mm Offset|
|Saddle||Fizik Vento Argo R5|
|Rims||CRD-400 Carbon - Tubeless Ready - 40mm|
|Tires||Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H - 40mm|
|Tire Clearance||44mm (Measured Width)|
|Extras||Aerocore Bottle Cages|
|Weight Limit||120 Kg|
|ASTM Classification||Level 2|
|Rider Height CM||<166||166-174||172-180||178-186||184-192||>190|
|Reach MM (reach)||390||397||401||405||410||414|
|Seat Tube MM (st)||428||452||468||493||513||533|
|Top Tube MM (tt)||546||559||569||579||592||604|
|Head Tube MM (ht)||85||106||123||144||170||196|
|Seat Tube Angle (sa)||73||73||73||73||73||73|
|Head Angle (ha)||71||71||72||72||72||72|
|Rear Center MM (rc)||420||420||420||420||420||420|
|Front Center MM (fc)||596||610||608||619||632||644|
|Wheelbase MM (wb)||1003||1017||1015||1026||1039||1051|
|BB Drop MM (drop)||80||80||80||80||80||80|
|Fork Length MM (fl)||387||387||387||387||387||387|
|Fork Rake MM (fr)||50||50||45||45||45||45|
|Trail MM (trail)||66||66||68||68||68||68|
|Crank Length MM||170||170||172.5||172.5||175||175|
|Stem Length MM||90||100||100||110||110||120|
|Bar Width MM||400||420||420||420||420||440|
|Bar Drop MM||117||117||117||117||117||117|
|Bar Reach MM||77||77||77||77||77||77|
|Post Offset MM||15||15||15||15||15||15|
|Standover Height mm||684||722||756||780||798||818|
|Seatpost Length MM||281.5||321.5||361.5||361.5||401.5||401.5|
BMC Kaius 01 THREE