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Originally Posted by Zaskar View Post
being shot from the "wrong" side and all ;-)
Here, just to make you happy…



And more detail…



And the crazy flared handlebars… (The pic doesn't quite capture how far out they are…)



Originally Posted by Zaskar View Post
Seriously - nice ride. And I agree - NYC should be a Mecca for gravel and CX bikes.
Yeah, you'd think, but it's not. There are only a few types of shops that do well here… Shops that concentrate on rentals for tourists, but they're hardly the best place to buy a bike. And then there are a few with sterling reputations for hardcore road cycling (the Cervelo dealers). When you go out on rides early in the morning you typically see the Cervelo & S-Works guys coming back from their rides. They're insanely dedicated and hardcore. And they spend a lot of money on bikes. Otherwise the average bike shop is hurting. Rents are high, they don't have much space, and customers are buying all their gear on Amazon. They typically do what's worked for them in the past and with limited space they're reluctant to try something new. That said, ebikes seem to have their attention – they cost a lot and the market for them is potentially huge. But seriously, there's so much buzz around gravel right now – gravel route options are being added to many of the big supported rides, etc. IMHO, the LBS's are dumb to ignore gravel.

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