I am waffling...can't make up my mind. Looking for some other perspectives.
I want my second bike. What I want out of my bike is to have a combination of a commuter, gravel grinder, and light tourer. In short I want the ability to put on a rack for commuting and not having to wear a backpack, but also the ability to easily ride the millions of dirt and gravel roads here in Nevada.
I have been leaning toward trying to find a cross frame that also has rack and fender mounts.
I want a full apex or rival group with the 11-32 rear and the compact 34-50 crank
I really want to build one, but when I start adding up all the different components to make a bike from scratch, it keeps coming out over 2k
So I saw this on sale till Monday and thought it may be a good compromise...but I don't like the cheap wheels and the cheap crank...and there have been some comments about the stem and headset
I have another set of wheels...deep v. But afraid they won't handle 32 tires (not sure about this and that's the tire size I want to run
And not sure the brakes on this bike will allow me to run 32's either (first touring bike I have seen with rim brakes)
So any of you bike experts have any opinions on all this?
This is what I am considering since its on sale this weekend