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Gallery: Mark Gorman’s SRAM FORCE AXS Donnelly C//C

Gallery: Mark Gorman’s SRAM FORCE AXS Donnelly C//C

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.

Donnelly CC in AMY D Blue with SRAM Force AXS
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.
Donnelly SRAM Force AXS and Enve G Series Gravel bar
View from the saddle of the new ENVE G Series Gravel bar.
Donnelly SRAM Force AXS
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.
Donnelly SRAM Force AXS
Front view of the ENVE G Series Gravel bar, stem and tape.
Donnelly SRAM Force AXS
The SRAM Force eTap controls things in the rear while SRAM hydro brakes get the stopping done.
Donnelly SRAM Force AXS
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.
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175mm SRAM Force Crank with Quarq power meter delivers accurate power and dependable shifting.
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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 Donnelly C//C fork features a thru axle and flat mount SRAM Force Hydro brakes.
SRAM Force AXS rear derailleur
The SRAM Force AXS rear derailleur gets things done in the back.
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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.
Zipp 30 Course Wheels with XD Driver
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 Overide Gravel Tires
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

Cassette: SRAM

Chain: SRAM

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

Saddle: Ergon

Seat post: Enve 27.2 400mm

Bottle cages: Elite or Ergon (not shown)

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