PRIORITY APOLLO GRAVEL
New for 2022!
We are excited to announce a few upgrades to our premier go-anywhere, low-maintenance gravel bike. The 2022 model year will come with a few choice updates, including:
- High-performance tapered full carbon fork with enhanced vibration damping properties and significant weight savings
- New 174HUDSON cable-actuated hydraulic disc brakes for greater stopping power and modulation
- Additional down tube and top tube braze-ons for mounting bags and accessories
- Climb-friendly gearing
Houston…there are no problems here! Designed for performance with a low maintenance promise, the Apollo is the first gravel grinder with an internally geared 11-speed hub belt drive, and drop bar shifters. There are no derailleurs to lock up, no caked cassettes, and no chains to grease. The Apollo is our lightest, fastest model yet at 24lbs—very light for an IGH—delivering stability on loose surfaces, responsive shifting, and all-season, all-conditions braking.
No matter what terrain you explore, from all-road rides to gritty city streets, the Apollo is a go for launch.
Note: Due to COVID-19 production delays, the Apollo will arrive with Goodyear Connector Ultimate tires.
PSA: Most bicycles are selling out before they are produced. If you are looking to purchase a bicycle, we encourage you to back-order early. Our individual product pages reflect the most accurate back-order and ship dates for each model. These dates are updated in real-time for future purchases, and we generally sell out of most models before the date posted. Secure your ship date with a back-order, which can be cancelled at any time for a full refund before your bicycle shipsDon't be caught without a multitool! 174 HUDSON multitools available here.
- SHIPPING, RETURNS & FAQ+
Priority Bicycles are sent on all business days from our warehouse in Pennsylvania. All orders received by 12:00 EST will be shipped out that business day. Orders after 12:00 EST will be shipped the following business day. Click here for approximate US shipping times.
We feature a 30-day no questions asked return policy on all non-final sale goods. We stand behind our products 100% and if you aren’t entirely satisfied, send them back. You are responsible for actual shipping/assembly fees only. Bicycles marked as final sale carry a full warranty, however, are not eligible for return.
For more information on our return and warranty policies click here.
We're available to help seven days a week, simply email us for questions on fit or features.
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DESIGNED FOR TAKEOFF
The countdown couldn't have come fast enough for this launch. The Apollo is a nimble fast all-road bicycle with the durability to accommodate gravel paths or pitted urban streets. The forgiving stability of a gravel bike with ultra-responsive integrated drop bar shifting. a performance Alfine-11 internally geared hub that boasts over 400% gear range. and stock tubeless-ready WTB or Goodyear 40mm gravel tires. It is designed for the rider looking for a bike that fits the range of their riding styles, from tackling trails on weekends working up a sweat, to beating the streets for an all-weather commute - all in a low maintenance package. When you're done with your ride- just rinse and repeat.
ABOUT THE APOLLO
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS:
RIDE, RINSE, & REPEAT
The fun of gravel riding has become synonymous with the caked-on dirt it leaves behind. With the unique combination of an internally geared Alfine 11 hub and Gates Carbon Drive, the Apollo attacks gravel paths and city grit, ready for more after a quick rinse.
Get rid of the hassle of grease, grime, and tune ups of traditional derailleurs without sacrificing performance. The Alfine 11 system offers a 409% gear range, enough to grind in the saddle for climbs or to shoot down paths. With no gear overlap, the Alfine 11 system efficiently delivers power with the simplicity of an internally geared hub. Bikes ship with either Silver or Black Alfine hubs.
Integrated shifting sits on the right hand brake lever. Upshift for more speed with a press by your index finger, and drop gears to climb with a press on a lower lever. The ultimate low maintenance setup.
The signature feature to all Priority Bicycles – the rust and grease free Carbon Drive belt. Originally designed for use in manufacturing and automotive, the carbon fiber reinforced belt drive has been refined for bicycle-specific application. The Carbon Drive manages torque better than a chain, won’t break and leave you stranded, or lock up mid ride. Without grease, it won’t stain your hands or clothing- just give it a post ride rinse and you’re ready for your next ride.
Light, consistent modulation, dirt-friendly clearance, and easy adjustment. The TRP Spyres deliver confident braking in all conditions. The dual piston system features a sleek profile that aligns with the frame for a streamlined look. The levers deliver reactive control rounding tight turns on loose dirt and feathering in and out of traffic, and if you need adjustment on the go, just give the barrel adjuster a quick twist.
It’s simple, the 700c X 40mm WTB/Goodyear tires are fast when you want it, grippy when you want it. Perfect for cranking down a fire trail, digging into a turn, or rallying over pitted city streets. The Apollo ships tubeless ready on i23 TCS rims, should you want to convert over. The Apollo frame and fork is 650b compatible. The brand-matching saddle is the WTB Pure. With a 150mm width, the Pure sits flat and solid, wide enough for long ride comfort, but streamlined for efficiency.
440mm drop bars with a 12-degree flare and 90mm reach. Stretch out for speed, drop down for efficiency, or get a little wider for leverage.
THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
HERE FOR YOU 7-DAYS A WEEK
We offer a quality warranty backed by the best customer service in the industry. We protect against any material and workmanship defects all backed by 7-day-a-week customer service. That's a real, staff person ready to answer any questions. Even if we aren't riding with you. we'hve got your back.
BY THE NUMBERS
DROP BAR SHIFTER
MM ALL ROAD
A RANGE OF RIDERS
|(A) Standover at seat nose||28”||29.5”||31.5”||33"|
|(B) Seat Tube C-T||445mm||495mm||555mm||600mm|
|(C) Effective Top Tube||550mm||560mm||575mm||595mm|
|(D) Chain Stay||443mm||443mm||443mm||443mm|
|(E) Head Tube Length||105mm||140mm||170mm||190mm|
|(G) Head Tube Angle||69deg||70deg||70.5deg||71.5deg|
|Frame||Ultralight 6061 T6 Aluminum|
|Rims||WTB i23 ST Tubeless Ready|
|Rear Hub||Alfine 11 Black or Silver|
|Tires||WTB Nano (blackwall) or Goodyear Connector Ultimate (tanwall) 40mm|
|Shifter||Integrated into Right Brake, 11 Speed|
|Brakes||174HUDSON Semi-hydraulic Disc Brakes|
|Belt||Gates Carbon Drive CDX|
|Front Cog||50t Gates CDX|
|Rear Cog||26t Gates CDX|
|Stem||Alloy, 90mm (S/M), 100mm (L/XL)|
|Headset||1 1/8"Integrated, Sealed Bearings|
|Color||Deep Space, Ground Control Green|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Reflectors||Front, Back, Wheels, Pedals|
DEMAND INSPIRED DESIGN
The name Apollo began with the "11" hidden in the name - a nod to the 11 speed Alfine system. As we worked on testing and prototypes, we also learned more about the Apollo 11 launch and lunar landing. it was a human achievement driven by innovation, R&D,and an intense desire to press onward. Each step was challenging, but the passion outweighed the pressure of the unknown.
The marketplace has asked for a drop bar internally geared bicycle for years. it's been the talk of independent builders and bicycle enthusiasts. We look that as a challenge of our own to create a bicycle that could attack the gravel and rally on roads, all in a low maintenance package that needed no more than a hose off to get back on the road.
Throughout the process, what started as a project name, became a calling to create and it shows up in the design.
We recommend sizing based on inseam. Email us 7-days a week for any fit questions.
MINIMUM INSEAM: 28.5"
MINIMUM INSEAM: 30"
MINIMUM INSEAM: 32""
MINIMUM INSEAM: 33.5"
You have questions. We have answers.
The demand for low maintenance bicycles has extended far beyond recreational riding. We wanted to take our low maintenance promise and apply it to performance, letting our riders have more fun in all road environments. The Apollo adds speed and durability in the popular gravel format. Plus, when you are done, just hose off your bike and ride again.
The gravel format is increasinly popular. It has a forgiving geometry that offers a much larger flexibility than you'd see in a traditional road bike or cross bike. You can take an Apollo on trails with confidence as well as a ride it as an aggressive commuter balancing speed and comfort.
We designed the Apollo frame and fork to acommodate both wheel sizes.
What else is top of mind? Send us an email
ALL IN-STOCK ORDERS PLACED ON BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE 12:00PM EST SHIP THAT DAY.
If after, your order will ship on the next business day. Standard ground shipping is approximately 1-5 days; scroll down to see approximate shipping times. Our bicycles are hand-QC'd, ship to you 95% assembled, and come together in a few easy final steps that you can watch on our instructions page.
We have a range of simple delivery options you can select at checkout. Note: Velofix White Glove Delivery is available only in select areas and the rates below are for the Continental US.
FEDEX GROUND FOR HOME ASSEMBLY
Final assembly in a few easy steps. Your bicycle will ship with all the tools needed for final assembly. Walkthrough videos are available on the instructions tab of our website. We recommend a professional bicycle mechanic safety check your bicycle before riding. Approximate shipping times available below.
PICKUP FULLY ASSEMBLED IN OUR NYC TRIBECA SHOWROOM
Your bicycle ships to our NYC Showroom. We will assemble your bicycle and contact you to schedule a pick-up time. Bonus, we get to meet you!
PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY FROM A LOCAL BIKE SHOP
Priority partners with hundreds of leading bicycle shops,scheduled through Beeline Connect, to professionally assemble your new Priority bicycle.
FIND YOUR PERFECT RIDE
Stand out all day & be seen at night!
Perfect for Commuters & Sport Touring Riders!
- Seamlessly shifting NuVinci CVT rear hub with rust and grease free Gates Carbon Drive belt
- 360-degree reflective decals, paint, and tire sidewall with dynamo powered front lamp
Perfect for Commuters & Sport Touring Riders!
"START" riding young!
The perfect START to riding!
Durable & Grime Free Fun For the Family! - Comfy and kid friendly
- Rust Proof Frame, Fork, and Gates Belt
Durable & Grime Free Fun For the Family!
- Comfy and kid friendly