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What about this?
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You'll do fine, I suspect. Maintain a positive attitude, and have fun.
I've ridden Jones' bars and some copies, and the former are definitely more comfortable. Fit and finish is excellent, too.
These are great-looking rigs. Kudos, all.
Every bike can be a gravel bike.
I never ride w/o gloves. My cycling gloves have saved me from some potentially nasty road rash more than once.
This is Oliver. He's one of the two feline copy editors at GRAVELBIKE.
I feel safer riding at night with proper lights and reflective accessories than I do riding at dawn/dusk.
Jeff Jones Loop Bars
More BB drop is, IME, a good thing. Generally not a fan of 'cross frames with high BBs.
Hutchinson Sector 28, Panaracer Gravelking and Pasela, Schwalbe Durano.
I've owned/ridden a lot of adventure/gravel bikes (including many of the ones mentioned in this thread), and the one I always come back to is the Vaya.
Consider losing the messenger bag if possible. As much as I love my big-@ss Mission Workshop bag for commuting, I leave it at home when I'm riding "recreationally."
Also, consider wider tires. The...
If you want to target the muscles used on longer rides, do longer rides.
When you say you're using a Chrome bag, is it a courier/messenger bag or backpack?
If you want to run the 11-32 cassette with Red, you need this version:
Keep your weight "inside" the bike (i.e. balanced between the front/rear wheels). Avoid holding the bars with a death grip. Brake as little as possible. Try steering with your hips instead of your...
Yup, I had that same failure with some 28mm non-PT/TG Paselas.
Do you have photos of the casing cut(s)?
My early-80's Holdsworth Special was one of the best-riding bikes that I owned. Kick myself for selling it.
Those prices are too high even in Monopoly money.
I, personally, don't ride carbon. But I see plenty of larger folks riding carbon bikes in/around Boulder.
You want to buy/ride carbon, go for it.
Absolutely love my Black Mountain.
Gobs of tire clearance:
Hard to beat the Panaracer Paselas (non-PT/TG version).