Here is my gravel grinder and primary commuter bike. This picture was taken a month or so ago when we had quite a bit of snow so I was running the 2" Knobbies. I'm looking forward to doing some longer distance gravel rides this summer. It's taken me awhile to figure out how to improve braking performance after putting the drop bars on. Initially the braking was pretty poor with the drop levers and the canti brakes, they worked OK for commuting but not satisfactory for trails or wet weather. I finally took the time to figure out how to improve the braking performance (tossed the z-line deal and put on a straddle and yoke set-up(after this pic was taken)) and now I am really into this budget gravel grinder, I mean, where can't this thing go!? It's fast enough on the pavement when it's sporting semi slicks, tough enough to ride off curbs and tear up the trails/gravel roads alike.