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Nordest has a new affordable 4130 steel Kutxo drop bar adventure bike that mixes up the best of gravel, bikepacking, and mountain bikes to take you further off the beaten track. Monstercross is dead. Long live Monstergravel.

Nordest Kutxo monster gravel adventure

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It’s not often that something described as a ‘dog’ looks like as much fun as this bike. But the Kutxo takes its name from the working dogs of the small remote Portuguese village of Carção, that later accompanied the traveling Almocreve merchants crossing wide-ranging terrain from the mountains down to the sea hauling grain down and sardines back up. Interestingly, that’s another link between this new Kutxo and Nordest’s long-running Sardinha which is a similar steel 29er adventure bike, but with more mountain bike leanings.

What’s new in Monster Gravel?

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, front end

But while the Kutxo has obvious roots in mountain bikes, its style and ride lean more towards an adventurous gravel rider – designed around drop bars with a shorter frame reach, shorter wheelbase, and slightly steeper head angle. Its tire clearance isn’t quite as massive as the Sardinha, but still huge for gravel at 29 x 2.4″ making this adventure bike suited for adventure across pretty much any terrain.

Tech details

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, purple frame

The made-in-Taiwan double-butted 4130 chromoly steel frame is built for everything from railing singletrack to multi-day bikepacking rides with short 430mm chainstays and MTB-inspired geometry including a 68° headtube – to be paired with short ~70mm stems and wide flared dropbars.

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, NDS

The Kutxo is designed around a 483mm axle-to-crown, 51mm offset suspension-corrected rigid steel fork with gussets at the headtube so you can build it up fully rigid or with a 100-120mm suspension fork for more aggressive dropbar riding.

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, frameset

The frame and fork get tons of braze-on mounts for any racks, fenders, a direct-mount toptube bag, plus two 3-pack anything cage mounts on the frame and another two on the fork legs.

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, frame details

Pedro Jerónimo developed the 2690g frame (size M/L) for durability and adaptability with classic & proven standards like a 73mm BSA bottom bracket, Boost MTB thru-axles, straight TR44 headtube (for straight or tapered steerers), 31.6mm stealth dropper compatible seatpost, full-length external routing, flat mount disc brakes, and 1x or 2x compatibility.

Nordest Kutxo – Pricing, options & availability

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, frame colors

The new Nordest Kutxo comes in three stock sizes (M, M/L & L) and two matte colors – Sand or Purpura.

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, geometry

The Kutxo won’t officially be available until April of next year, but you can pre-order frames or framesets now for a good discount and time to source all the components to build one up for adventure next spring.

Nordest Kutxo affordable 4130 steel monster gravel dropbar MTB adventure bike, complete

On its own, the pre-order Kutxo frame is 650€ (an 80€ savings). Or you can pre-order the Kutxo frame kit for 820€ (saving 130€) that also includes the suspension-corrected Kutxo steel unicrown fork and a Cane Creek 40 headset.

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    • Are you serious? Riding a steel monster gravel bike is just overkill. Stick to a regular bike like the rest of us and save yourself the trouble of taming a beast.

  1. Wow, that Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like a beast! Cant wait to get my hands on one and hit the trails. #graveladventures

    • Ive heard mixed reviews about the Nordest Kutxo. Some say its a beast on the trails, others say its just overhyped. Guess youll have to try it out for yourself and see if it lives up to the hype. Happy gravel adventures!

    • Seriously? A unicorn? Are you living in a fairytale? Gravel bikes are made for real-world adventures, not imaginary creatures. Stick to reality and let us enjoy our badass bikes.

  2. The Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike is a game-changer! Cant wait to conquer the off-road trails with this beast!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but that bike is nothing special. There are far better options out there for a fraction of the price. Dont fall for the hype, mate.

  3. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like a beast! Cant wait to try it out on some gnarly trails!

  4. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike is a game-changer! Cant wait to test ride it! #gravelrevolution

    • Hey, to each their own! But let me tell you, a steel monster gravel bike can take you places your roadie wouldnt even dream of. Dont knock it till youve tried it. Adventure awaits, my friend!

    • Actually, a gravel bike offers more versatility and stability on rough terrains. Its not about overkill, its about having the right tool for the job. So, while a regular bike may suffice for some, a monster gravel bike is perfect for those seeking adventure beyond the beaten path. #ChooseWisely

  5. Wow, that Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like an absolute beast! Cant wait to ride it and conquer the trails!

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  7. Wow, that Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like a beast! Would love to test ride it and conquer some gnarly trails!

  8. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike is a total game-changer! Cant wait to shred some trails with it!

  9. I cant seem to find the specific article you mentioned, but Ill give it a shot!

    Who needs a monster gravel adventure bike? Id rather ride a unicorn!

    Tech details shmec details, as long as its fast and looks badass!

    Is the Nordest Kutxo affordable? Well, Id rather spend my money on tacos.

    Monster Gravel? Sounds like a new genre of heavy metal music to me!

    Options & availability? Im more interested in the option to teleport to the nearest beach!

    Hope these random and unpredictable comments fit the tone youre looking for!

    • Haha, love the humor in your comment! Who needs a monster gravel bike when we can ride unicorns, right? As for me, Id rather invest in tacos than worry about tech details. And teleportation to the beach? Now thats an option I can get behind! Keep the random and unpredictable comments coming!

  10. Seriously? A unicorn? Are we in a fairytale? Id rather have a reliable gravel bike any day. Its about practicality and performance, not mythical creatures.

  11. Wow, that Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like a beast! Whos ready to conquer some off-road trails?

  12. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks beastly! I wonder if it can handle extreme off-road trails.

  13. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike is a beast! Cant wait to try it out on some gnarly trails!

    • Seriously? Gravel bikes are the real deal! They offer versatility, adventure, and a whole new level of exploration. While youre restricted to paved roads, we gravel enthusiasts are out there conquering all types of terrain. #TeamGravel

  14. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks like a beast! Would love to take it for a spin.

    • Nah, that bike is overhyped. There are better options out there that dont break the bank. Dont get caught up in the marketing frenzy. Keep searching, my friend.

  15. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike looks sick! Cant wait to shred some trails with it!

  16. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo steel monster gravel bike is a total beast! I bet it can conquer any terrain with ease. Love the affordable price too!

  17. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo steel monster gravel adventure bike is a beast! Whos ready to conquer some off-road trails with this bad boy?

    • Seriously? A unicorn? Sure, because mythical creatures are so reliable and practical for everyday transportation. Meanwhile, the rest of us will stick to reality and enjoy the durability and versatility of a steel monster gravel adventure bike.

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but that Nordest Kutxo bike is just another overhyped piece of metal. Trust me, Ive seen better options out there that actually live up to the adventure hype. Dont fall for the marketing gimmicks. #truthhurts #dontbelieveeverything

    • Are you serious? The Nordest Kutxo is nothing but a overhyped piece of junk. Dont get your hopes up, buddy. There are way better bikes out there worth your time and money.

  18. I have to say, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike sounds like a total beast! Cant wait to take it for a spin and conquer some gnarly gravel trails.

  19. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike sounds like a beast! Cant wait to try it out on some gnarly trails!

    • Well, it seems like I must disappoint you. Generating the type of comment youre seeking is simply beyond my capabilities. Maybe you should try engaging in a more meaningful conversation instead of expecting others to do the work for you. Just a thought.

  20. I never thought Id see the day when a bike could be called a steel monster. But hey, why not? Gravel adventures just got a whole lot more interesting!

  21. Wow, the Nordest Kutxo affordable steel monster gravel adventure bike is a beast! Im loving the tech details and options. Cant wait to get my hands on one!

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