Looking for experiences, pros/cons. I am signed up for a basically flat 167, 2 day gravel grinder next month on what may be very soggy and unmanicured rail trails given the unending winter we are having in the midwest. There is a 50 mile stretch of loose gravel on an ATV trail.
I am toying with the idea of riding my pugsley necromancer. Main problem is the thing must weigh 40 lbs....most of the weight is in the Devist8er 3.7 tires and surly tubes. I can swap the tubes for lighter downhill ones, but upgrading tires (at $80+ bucks a piece) is out of the question.
My alternative is my repurposed gary fisher wahoo with a surly 1x1 rigid fork, 1x9 drivetrain, Midge bars, brooks saddle, thudbuster seatpost, and WTB 26 x 2.0 allterrainasaurus tires.