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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Bonesbrigade] [ In reply to ]
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Rob knows how to build them. Here's my gravel adventure. 65mm trail with 45mm tires, 60mm trail with 32mm tires. Handles like a stable mountain bike with 45s and my road bike with 32s. An amazing combination.

Steel, round tubes, bosses everywhere for full fenders, front rack, and strapless frame and top tube pack.

Pics by englishcycles.com




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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [gardenvelo] [ In reply to ]
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That's a nice-looking bike!

What kind of bars are those? They look like they have a shallow drop and a nice rounded curve - both of which I like on this sort of bike.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [gardenvelo] [ In reply to ]
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Nicely done!

What fork did you use?

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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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If anyone out there is looking to get into gravel riding I have an extra set of 27.5"disc wheels with tires to start your build. I was going to get into the gravel game but ended up building a new Speed Concept instead.

If anyone is interested PM me.

Owner of a few Speed Concepts since 2011.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [gardenvelo] [ In reply to ]
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Di2 with mechanical disc brakes?
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [eb] [ In reply to ]
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That's exactly right. Aluminium 44mm with compact drop bars from FSA.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
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re: mechanical brakes with Dura Ace Di2:

I like the adjustment capacity of mechanical brakes and grip on the brifter.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Bonesbrigade] [ In reply to ]
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REN GX1 fork from Ti cycles fabrication (12mm TA).
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [gardenvelo] [ In reply to ]
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I haven't seen one of those before - looks good. I used the 3T Luteus 15mmTA - I'm pretty happy with it.

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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [gardenvelo] [ In reply to ]
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That is one beautiful machine!
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [trisuppo] [ In reply to ]
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That is a beautiful bike.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [AdamML] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [chrisgrigsby] [ In reply to ]
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Great bike.

But, wow, where is that lake photo taken? Looks like an awesome spot.

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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
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Maroon Bells right outside of Aspen. Probably one of the most beautiful rides I’ve done including those in Europe. The road is closed to traffic save for shuttle buses too. Absolutely great area for riding, to include Independence Pass that takes you up to the continental divide. Some great gravel road off-shoots on the Pass too.

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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [chrisgrigsby] [ In reply to ]
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to you all, 2 things:

1. i have totally dug this thread, and as a number of you know i basically hijacked this thread and just published a front page story featuring a lot of your pics.

2. here are my babies. the litespeed i just put some schwalbe 28mm g-ones on there and it takes them (in 700c) fine, with room to spare, which i'm glad about. (brad devaney: thank you!) the slate has 42mm slicks on there now, and i got some 44mm with a slightly grippier tread (maybe) but i can't get the darned stock panaracers off there. i will eventually, but i haven't gotten them off there yet. i'd like to eventually put a 53mm tire on the slate but i don't know yet if it'll fit (in the back).

the litespeed is more of a road bike. the slate is more of a mountain bike (on the gradient of road to mtb). hence my desired tire choices. anybody have any 411 on the largest tire they've put on their slate, love to hear it.





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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Great Post and great front page story.

Here are the 3 faces of my OPEN U.P.


53mm tires on 650b, 32t x 10-42t



45mm on 700c, 40t x 10-42t


28mm on 700c, 42t x 10-42t

Speaking of variety:


Dan
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Dan. S.] [ In reply to ]
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how did all those bikes end up on the same wall at the same time?


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [ShawnF] [ In reply to ]
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Finally got a picture of my new BMC CXA01. Rival 1x11, 40x11-32...pretty flat up here in North Texas. Added some Panaracer Gravel King 28c tires which have a file tread. They work pretty well on the chip seal and dirt roads around here.


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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I managed to get a WTB horizon 47mm on mine but it rubs (rear, obvs) when out of the saddle. The chainstays are too narrow for 47mm. I ended up putting the 42mm Schwalbe G-ones on. Much better.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
how did all those bikes end up on the same wall at the same time?


In February, Open invited all U.P. owner to a gravel event in Basel, Switzerland. It was a great event and chance to meet Andy and Gerard.

Here is a video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j0jPYmU2KW4
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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I haven't posted in a while, but I've been enjoying the gravel stuff the last few years and have done a few races too. After using a cross bike, I got myself a proper gravel bike a few months ago. Ti is great and custom details are even better. Set my Seven up with only some zip tie guides for 1x, so when I go eTap next season it won't have any stops visible.







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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Dan, an interesting poll might seek knowledge of how people are using these gravel bikes. Are they your primary ride? Training only? More interestingly, given a choice on any particular day, are you reaching for your roadie, gravel bike, tri bike, etc when it's time to head out for a ride?

For me, big tires = fun all the time and I find myself reaching for the gravel bike even if it's a nice sunny day.
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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
to you all, 2 things:

1. i have totally dug this thread, and as a number of you know i basically hijacked this thread and just published a front page story featuring a lot of your pics.

2. here are my babies. the litespeed i just put some schwalbe 28mm g-ones on there and it takes them (in 700c) fine, with room to spare, which i'm glad about. (brad devaney: thank you!) the slate has 42mm slicks on there now, and i got some 44mm with a slightly grippier tread (maybe) but i can't get the darned stock panaracers off there. i will eventually, but i haven't gotten them off there yet. i'd like to eventually put a 53mm tire on the slate but i don't know yet if it'll fit (in the back).

the litespeed is more of a road bike. the slate is more of a mountain bike (on the gradient of road to mtb). hence my desired tire choices. anybody have any 411 on the largest tire they've put on their slate, love to hear it.

Those tires look larger than 28mm...I'm thinking that's a typo, right? ;-)



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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [JesseN] [ In reply to ]
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JesseN wrote:
Dan, an interesting poll might seek knowledge of how people are using these gravel bikes. Are they your primary ride? Training only? More interestingly, given a choice on any particular day, are you reaching for your roadie, gravel bike, tri bike, etc when it's time to head out for a ride?

For me, big tires = fun all the time and I find myself reaching for the gravel bike even if it's a nice sunny day.

For me...mine is my daily commuter (only ~6 miles round trip), plus occasional weekend use. But, only if the plan is for a route that will be taking in some dirt (plenty of options here). If I know it's going to be all pavement, or vast majority pavement with a small amount of easy dirt, then I'll grab the Stinner road bike since it fits tires that measure as large as 27-28mm (mounted width).

I don't think of using it (the Fuji) as so much "training", but as "having fun". I barely touch my MTB anymore since I can take the Fuji on pretty much most trails/dirt roads I want to ride...with the benefit of being able to easily ride to-from the trails/dirt roads :-)



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Re: Gravel Bike Porn [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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...and speaking of tires. Here's a sneak peek at my first forays into trying to get an objective measure of how well different "gravel" tire options roll, at least on pavement:



Notes:
- Since the measured width of these tire options can vary greatly, I've decided to test them at the "Berto 15% drop" pressure for the load on a flat surface.
- Because most of my "gravel" rides involve decent amounts of pavement riding, I'm loathe to sacrifice much on-pavement rolling resistance...especially considering how well large width tires run at low pressure perform off-road anyway. In general, "knobs", or texture appear to greatly slow down a tire. That said, there are some tires with texture that do quite well, but it helps that they start with a good casing (see the Challenge Gravel Grinder Pro).
- Latex vs. Butyl tube loss differences appear to be the same as with dedicated road tires. Latex vs. tubeless appears to be a "wash" (i.e. no measurable power loss over tubeless using latex tubes)
- I don't expect this list to grow too quickly...these tires can be expensive!



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