The RaceMax is available in a Race build with 700c wheels and tires or a Max build with 650’s and fatter rubber, with a variety of drivetrain choices including GRX, Force, Rival, and EKAR with 1x and 2x options. This bike is the Race version and setup with SRAM Force AXS 2×12. Stock setup included 46-33T chainrings and 172.5mm cranks on my 56cm frame, with a 10-36 Rival cassette on the back. I wound up swapping to an AXS Wide setup with 43-30T chainrings for lower gearing and 167.5mm cranks for easier spinning and fewer pedal strikes. The 30×36 isn’t as low as the 31×42 GRX on my other gravel bike, but I guess it’s making me stronger.
The stock wheels were Fulcrum Rapid Red 900s, which have aluminum rims and are tubeless ready. They’re seriously heavy though, so after one ride, they’re hanging in the garage now. In its place are Zipp 303 Firecrests with 40mm Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M tires for off-road, and Zipp 303S wheels with 29mm ENVE SES tires for the road. My only other upgrades are a Specialized Power Mirror saddle, which is much more comfortable than the original Fizik Argo saddle, Garmin Rally XC power meter pedals, and a clear RideWrap to protect the paintwork, especially between the tires and frame. Total weight for 56cm in gravel setup is 19 lbs, and mid 18’s with the road setup.