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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 05-25-14, 05:11 PM   #226
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Old 05-25-14, 06:32 PM   #227
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2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.

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Old 05-25-14, 07:32 PM   #228
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2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.
I am really happy to see more manufacturers building bikes like this. They make a lot more sense than most of what people get tricked into buying simply because they see it winning races.

Sweet bike!
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Old 05-25-14, 08:11 PM   #229
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I am really happy to see more manufacturers building bikes like this. They make a lot more sense than most of what people get tricked into buying simply because they see it winning races.

Sweet bike!
Thanks. I tried the racier bikes and found they were not comfortable maintaining speed with a 3yr old toddler on a strider bike to the park. This geometry really seemed the best all-rounder and still able to do 18miles/day commuting. Glad I did my diligence shopping.

love the thread, there are some real beautiful and classic bikes.
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Old 05-25-14, 08:20 PM   #230
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2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.

I got about 600 miles on my Anyroad 2. I got the 2 because I wanted the triple. I love mine.
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Old 05-25-14, 08:28 PM   #231
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My 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp on the Illinois Prairie Path (far west suburbs of Chicago). This was from today.
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Old 05-26-14, 06:43 AM   #232
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I got about 600 miles on my Anyroad 2. I got the 2 because I wanted the triple. I love mine.
I just bought a bike. In my search the Anyroad series kept popping up. If I hadn't gotten a good deal on the leftover I bought, I might have snagged one. It just looks like a great do everything bike.

As soon as I figure out my next purchase, a rack, or handle bar bag, or some other sort of luggage, I
will post up a picture of mine in some dirty location.

I have been slowly sifting through this thread, you folks have some pretty bicycles!

Thanks for the inspiration,
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Old 05-29-14, 07:48 AM   #233
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Isn't the Anyroad a hybrid fitted with drops?
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Old 05-29-14, 01:26 PM   #234
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It's pretty much the same geometry as the giant cypress, their comfort hybrid, with drops and swoopy tubing...

Then again, that seems to be the sort of fit many "gravel grinding" types are going for these days. Seems comfy at least
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Old 05-30-14, 01:46 AM   #235
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I just changed my fork for a full carbon disc fork (460g). So moving the bar is much more lighter and sensitive.


This is a titanium cyclocross disc frame that I bought for an indecent price when I was on holiday in Ta´wan one year ago. I had the opportunity to visit a small factory that was producing only titanium frames, and got back home with two frames like this in my case. The other one is mounted as a randonneur with mudguards and carradice saddle bag.

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Old 05-30-14, 02:29 AM   #236
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Here's my "Stealth Fighter". 1x10 40T w/11-36. All Deore XT drivetrain. It is proving to be very a versatile ride.

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Old 05-30-14, 04:28 AM   #237
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I have two bikes I use on gravel, this one is steel with a long wheel base, and as such is quite comfortable. I bought this as a single speed, but built it up myself as a geared bike meant for touring, gravel, paved. It has hand built wheels, DA down tube shifters (lol - I'm under 40--just--but I love down tube shifters! Flawless), and a mix of Shimano parts.

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Old 05-30-14, 10:32 AM   #238
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I have two bikes I ride on gravel, both high end steel. (I'm not counting my trail bike, a head-shock Cannondale that is fine on gravel but not very fast or fun).

I have a '97 Rivendell Road, made more gravel friendly with 650 x 38 tires.

And I just finished a drop bar conversion on my '88 Schwinn KOM-10.

I'm really falling in love with the KOM; I rode 50 miles (about 60% gravel) on it yesterday!
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Old 05-30-14, 12:01 PM   #239
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Ridiculous as a gravel grinder. The monster front tire makes current fat bikes look like midgets!
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Old 06-01-14, 04:05 AM   #240
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I like the styling of the Rivendell.

I find lately I'm so uninterested in the typical carbon bikes put out by so many companies, and so much more interested in finding an older steel bike to stare at. I have four bikes right now, two are steel and the other two aluminum...I just can't see myself buying a carbon go-really-fast bike anytime soon.
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Old 06-02-14, 12:59 PM   #241
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Here is my $500 Gravel Grinder. Purchased to run the GAP/C&O Canal Towpath. Have put 3.5K miles on this so far since purchase, most on gravel or dirt.
2009 Focus Arriba cheapo AL hybrid with Shimano 8-speed drivetrain. Easton Carbon bar, Ritchey barends, and my favorite WTB seat are about the only mods I have made.
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Old 06-13-14, 08:17 AM   #243
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Rode on some of this...

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...to get to this...

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I love this. What tires?
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I love this. What tires?
They are WTB All Terrain 32/ 700c. They work well here since the back roads stay wet so much of the time. I bought the bike new, we've had some adventures together over the years.
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My possible starting point, really like the bikes on this thread.

Just need to find the right tires in 27", any suggestions?
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Old 06-15-14, 09:41 PM   #248
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My possible starting point, really like the bikes on this thread.
Just need to find the right tires in 27", any suggestions?
You could use the 27 x 1.25 Pasela, or...

the 27 x 1.25 Pasela. Honestly, I don't know of any other quality tires in 27". Paselas, especially the PT/TG ones with puncture protection, would be just fine for gravel.

You may be able to change that bike over to 700c tires, if you could lower the brake pads in their tracks by 4mm each (that's the difference between 27" (630 mm) and 700c (622 mm). With 700c wheels, you'd have a huge tire selection and more tire clearance.

But Paselas would get you going for now.
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Thanks for the reply, I'll look into the Paselas. I really don't want to change to 700c on that bike, it's got a nice 40 spoke rear wheel and a matching 36 spoke front. I took it out today, here's a shot from my snack stop.

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