Old 10-11-18, 07:48 PM
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Lava
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Originally Posted by JayNYC View Post
I started a thread on whether a gravel bike could be a decent road bike over in the road cycling section. What I learned there was to pay a lot more attention to the trail. Road bikes have lower trail numbers than gravel and yes, a gravel bike can be a road bike, but the handling will feel sluggish compared to a dedicated road bike. So I looked at which gravel bikes had lower trail numbers and it was the Jari. With 700x25s on the Jari actually has a trail (just) below 60. (The Topstone also has "good" trail numbers).
I'll have to add trail to my spreadsheet to compare, thanks! I'm curious how the rest of the geometry feels once you've had a chance to really ride it. The short reach on the Jari definitely appeals to me.
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