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Cooper CX

The GR250 will be closer in geometry to the current model Jake the Snake which is also not too far from a lot of xc hardtails. The Cooper CX will be lighter and quicker on road. The GR will be slower but less twitchy off road due to the slacker HT. If you're mostly riding road I would recommend the Cooper CX. If you want downtube cable routing get the Lynskey Urbano - it's exactly the same as the CX but with downtube routing instead of CX top tube routing. You can also get either a compact road crank (50/34) or cyclocross gearing (46/36). FWIW I have been riding an Urbano for the past year - on road, lots of gravel, singletrack. I have mounted a rear tubus rack with panniers and tires up to 42c. I wouldn't use it in place of a mountain bike but it has handled everything else flawlessly.

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