I'm curious about this whole, "road bike on dirt" thing, and as the year starts to turn towards cooler temps and fall colors it's natural to start exploring less "training" rides and more "just ride" rides. Wandering around the Colorado back-country without having to pick out pavement-only routes would be nice.
To that end, I tried 28mm tires on last night, and they don't fit (bah). Commence search for new bike! --In the meantime, what are you guys running for tires on dirt --I'm in the Denver area, so I'm talking about the nice dirt roads we have around here. For example, the Wife and I drove up Boreas Pass last weekend, and a road bike would be fine.
Have you found disc brakes a worthy investment (frame, wheels, brakes)?
Are 25s wide enough --for a 200-pounder? (to note, I have been on Griggs Rd a few times with what I have, but not the most confidently)
Do you worry about random bike explosion? (without a cx or gravel bike) --I'm a little hesitant with my road fork, mostly (carbon w alum steerer)
And hi! it's been a while, but I'm still here lurking every once in a while...