Gevenalle is based in Portland, Oregon and they love cyclocross. Now they’ve got two derailleurs to complement their CX shifters.
The aptly named BURD (Blatantly Upgraded and Rebranded Derailleur) duo is an affordable option for those that need a workhorse in the mud, sand, blood and tears that cyclocross brings each fall.
Available as a braze on front derailleur or a 34.9 clamp (31.8 with included adapter,) it weighs 84 grams, and is bottom pull. It’s a shorter cage, making it stiffer than a road derailleur. Some folks might opt to use it as a chain guide, which Gevenalle fully supports. 9 and 10 speed compatible.
It retails for $49, and if you wreck it, they’ll re-build it for $20, including shipping in the US.
Gevenalle (made up from two Dutch words: ‘GEVEN’ which means ‘GIVE’ and ‘ALLE’ meaning ‘ALL’) is the rebranded Retroshift, who’s CX levers are a smart and burlier alternative to road levers and brifters.
That is of course if you prefer gears to beers. Good on ya Gevenelle. Keep on keepin’ on.