Mark Gorman’s Donnelly C//C decked out with
SRAM Force AXS, Zipp Wheels, ENVE components and more. This carbon masterpiece rides like a dream and is a bike even the best dentist would be jealous of. The C//C has the fork and frame clearance to fit 700 x 40 mm tires which means this bike could also double as a sporty gravel bike, which is exactly what was done here.
All photos by Andrew Jordan Photography.
The paint job on the carbon Donnelly C//C is AMY D blue. It is simple and stunning. Although I do feel like it might need a sticker or two.
View from the saddle of the new ENVE G Series Gravel bar.
An ENVEnve road stem holds the cockpit in place. It is stiff and lightweight and at 130 mm it gets the rider into an aggressive position.
Front view of the ENVE G Series Gravel bar, stem and tape.
The SRAM Force eTap controls things in the rear while SRAM hydro brakes get the stopping done.
Setup of the ENVE seatpost was a little tricky the first time but adjustability is great and you’ll have no excuse not to get into the perfect position on your bike. The Ergon SR Pro Men’s saddle is ultra-comfortable and comes in at a respectable 260 grams. If you have not tried Ergon saddles be sure to check them out.
175mm SRAM Force Crank with Quarq power meter delivers accurate power and dependable shifting.
Xpedo’s flagship M-Force 8 pedals feature a titanium spindle and are perfect for riders looking for lightweight, durability and strength.
The Donnelly C//C fork features a thru axle and flat mount SRAM Force Hydro brakes.
The SRAM Force AXS rear derailleur gets things done in the back.
The rear dropout of the Donnelly C//C features 142 mm thru axle and flat mount disk. The 140 mm rotors require no spacers and offer a clean look and easy setup.
Old school on the wheels. The Zipp 30 Course wheels have been a staple around our office and have seen miles of gravel, dirt roads and single track. Impressively the only thing ever done to them was replace a rim strip and change out the freehub body to accept an XDR driver.
Hutchinson 34c Overide tires roll fast on asphalt and hard packed roads and do a really nice job of smoothing out rough gravel. They feel at home on the road rolling at 30 mph or at a little lower pressure gripping double track turns. I would go with a different tire for wet conditions. Mark Gorman’s Donnelly C//C full bike specifications
Frameset: 58cm Donnelly C//C full carbon frame and fork
Front brake: SRAM Force Hydro
Rear brake: SRAM Force Hydro
Brake/shift levers: SRAM Force eTap AXS
Rear derailleur: RAM Force eTap AXS
Crankset: SRAM Force eTap AXS 175mm
Bottom bracket: SRAM Force eTap AXS
Wheelset: Varies (shown with Zipp 30 Course)
Tires: Hutchison Overide
Handlebars: Enve G Series Gravel Handlebar 44cm
Stem: Enve Road Stem 130mm
Handlebar tape: Enve Tape
Pedals: Xpedo Titanium
Seat post: Enve 27.2 400mm
Bottle cages: Elite or Ergon (not shown)