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Old 08-16-12, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 301driver View Post
I am in the market for a bike for gravel grinding, commuting, and some light touring (mainly pulling my BOB trailer). I have a beautiful Litespeed Classic for road riding and a 26" Gary Fisher mountain bike I ride gravel and commute on.
I was thinking of a cyclocross bike until I rode the LHT and Fargo the past few days. They are two totally different animals and both seem to serve their intended purpose quite well.
Any advice on either bike (good, bad, or ugly) would be appreciated.
Thanks for the information.
+1 for the LHT. I've used it for commuting over the past 12 months (throughout the winter too). Great multi-purpose bike.

I tried a CrossCheck. Sure, the CrossCheck is slightly lighter and has more nimble/compact geometry, but I far preferred the more upright geometry of a LHT.

I'm about 1.5 MPH slower on my LHT compared to a road race bike.

Go with what feels good.
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