Old 03-10-20, 03:57 PM
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Especially for a gravel bike, which is more likely to be crashed, I prefer a replaceable derailleur hanger. In fact, I carry a spare on particularly long and treacherous races.

However, I also have a 17-year old road bike with an integrated hanger on the steel frame, and it has been bent back into shape 3x after crashes - so that works fine, too.

I certainly wouldn't let it be a decisive factor in choosing a new bike of any type.
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