Ingrid Gran Turismo R all-new 1x street bike group made in Italy


Ingrid Elements simply dropped the complete particulars on Gran Turismo R, their 100% made-in-Italy 1x street bike drivetrain for both 11-speed or 12-speed builds. Paring again to the core necessities, Ingrid’s 1x street group contains their superbly in-house machined cassettes, alloy cranksets, and clutched derailleur that works with the shifter you have already got in your street, gravel, or journey bike…

Ingrid RD1 mechanical 1x derailleurs, made in Italy

prototype MTB derailleur c. Flowrider Racing, picture by André Maurer

We’ve been seeing Ingrid’s uniquely-styled, machined alloy 1x cranksets & cassettes popping up on customized gravel & mountain bike builds from a few of our favourite unbiased bike outlets for a few years. But it surely was actually their prototype 12-speed MTB derailleur that piqued our curiosity final spring. That sneak peek, along with a dialog between Marc Wohler of Flowrider Racing and Giulio Mancini of Ingrid elements hinted that there was much more within the works.

Now, Ingrid is again with a full vary of street, gravel & MTB drivetrain choices highlighted by the brand new Gran Turismo R mechanical 1x street derailleur…

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x street bike drivetrains in 11 or 12-speeds

Ingrid CNC-machined alloy cranks, made-in-Italy, photo by Loose Cycles
present Ingrid alloy cranks, picture by our buddies at Free Cycles

Developed as their “grunge” strategy to bike drivetrains, Ingrid wished to create extra choices for cyclists on the lookout for one thing apart from the established order. That began with machining cassette extenders, then one crankset that grew to become a number of, then full cassettes, then why not create a derailleur too?

In order that’s the large new introduction right here, with just a few new Ingrid RD1 street 1x rear derailleurs, provided in both 11-speed or 12-speed shift choices (plus the 12sp MTB derailleur).

(Facet observe: Ingrid’s title is an anagram of ‘using’, which you’ll see by studying their brand from bottom-to-top.)

RD1 1x street derailleur  – Tech particulars

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, 1x road rear derailleur

Maintaining it easy (in the meanwhile, like with the MTB setup?) Ingrid’s street drivetrain doesn’t embody a shifter. As a substitute, it has been developed to work with current mechanical street shifter, since these already incorporate your brakes too in any case. Two fundamental variations of the Ingrid Gran Turismo R street derailleur are being produced, with claimed weight beginning at 270g: RD1-R12S for 12-speed teams & RD1-R11S for 11-speed teams.

prototype Ingrid MTB derailleur
prototype MTB derailleur c. Flowrider Racing, picture by André Maurer

Just like the MTB prototype we noticed earlier than, each variations share the identical mixture of CNC-machined 7075-T6 aluminum and 3D-printed, impact-resistant polyamide/nylon PA12 parts. The Ingrid rear derailleur is constructed to be sturdy, but additionally serviceable. Particular person parts of the derailleur are replaceable (or upgradeable), with all of the components out there as spares to maintain you using for years.

Apparently, compatibility is sort of broad. Ingrid says the 12-speed derailleur will work with any Campagnolo 12-speed mechanical shifters OR the 13-speed Campagnolo Ekar, which might be lowered to shifting throughout 12 gears. The Ingrid web site lists the 11-speed derailleur for SRAM 11sp shifters solely, however has stated that an 11sp Shimano suitable model will even be provided.

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, short or long cage rear derailleurs
quick or lengthy cage RD1 1x street derailleur

Quick cage variants might be provided for as much as a max 46T cog, or lengthy cage variations that max out with a 52T cog. For now, the 11-speed derailleur is simply provided briefly cage, since Ingrid solely makes a single 10-46T 11sp cassette possibility.

CRS-R2 street crankset & direct mount 1x chainrings – Tech particulars

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, alloy crankset

The brand new Ingrid street crankset builds on their standard enduro, XC MTB & gravel cranks, but now lighter than ever, right down to 445g (170mm arms & spindle, with out chainring)… and are much more aggressively angular.

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, crankset

The boxy new Ingrid Gran Turismo R street crankarms get machined down from 2024 alloy, with 2 holes drilled out the full-length of the arms, plus pocketed machining of their backsides to cut back weight whereas retaining stiffness. They share the identical modular 30mm 7075 alloy spindle meeting as Ingrid’s different cranks, and use the identical direct mount chainring interface.

The brand new R cranks get a narrower 148mm Q-factor, a 91.5mm Okay-factor, and are provided in three semi-in-between lengths: S 166.25mm, M 170mm & L173.75mm. They’re rated for street, cyclocross & gentle gravel.

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, direct mount chainring

The brand new R street cranks are greatest complemented by the brand new narrow-wide direct mount street chainrings. Provided initially in 44T (124g), 48T & 52T (134g) sizes, the rings are CNC-machined from 7075-T6 alloy & black anodized to work with both 11 or 12-speed drivetrains.

Ingrid 1x 11sp & 12sp street cassettes

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, CNC-machined

Ingrid’s Gran Turismo R 1x street groupset is rounded out together with your selection of three cassette choices. All three share the identical two-part machined development – a nickel-chromoly 9840 metal monoblock for the smallest cogs that will get heat-treated after machining, and a hard-anodized 7075-T6 alloy block for the largest cogs.

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, cassettes
11sp 10T46, 12sp 10T48 & 12sp 11T44

The 11-speed cassette is available in only a single 10-46T unfold that matches on an XD driver physique. For 12-speed, the broader gravel/mountain bike cassette will get a 10-48T gearing unfold that matches on an XD driver. Or the 12-speed street cassette affords tighter 11-44T gearing and sustaining the pedaling effectivity/decrease friction of an 11-tooth small cog, with variations out there for both an HG (common Shimano freehub) or XD driver physique.

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, cassette

Or in fact, you may at all times mix the Ingrid Gran Turismo R derailleur & crank with respective 11 or 12-speed cassettes from different producers if you’re on the lookout for different gearing combos… however then you definately would miss out on the beautiful Ingrid machining!

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x street – Pricing & availability

Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x 11 12-speed road bike drivetrain, made-in-Italy, groupset

Regardless of which street or MTB derailleur you choose, every will value you 550€, provided with both a uncooked aluminum or titanium anodized end on their parallelogram & clutch. The brand new CRS-R2 street cranks promote for 450€ in uncooked, black ano, or titanium ano finishes… with particular version anodization doubtless as nicely. Add on one other 150€ for the black ano, direct mount street chainring. Ingrid cassettes vary from 340-370€ relying on gearing.

Nearly all of the brand new Ingrid Gran Turismo R 1x street & MTB elements are formally slated for availability beginning Might 31, 2021, with pre-orders open now direct from Ingrid or by your native bike store. Some are already out there, too.


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