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Gravity Zilla 1x11 on Bikes Direct..Worth it?

Old 07-26-17, 11:12 AM
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Gravity Zilla 1x11 on Bikes Direct..Worth it?

I saw this bike on Bikes Direct and it looks like a good deal:

Save up to 60% off new Monster Cross Cyclocross Road Bikes - 2018 Gravity Bicycles WEB Sale Gravity Zilla Gravel Bikes SRAM Rival 1x11 Monster Cross Cyclocross Bicycles | Save up to 60% off new road bikes

Sram 1x11 Gruppo for this price seems like a steal. Any input?
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I mean it's a good value. But there's no way on God's green earth I could ride a bike that ugly.
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Well spec'ed for $700 but kind of funny looking.
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I mean it's a good value. But there's no way on God's green earth I could ride a bike that ugly.
I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing. However, if I were riding it on gravel only the cows would see me anyway...
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I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing. However, if I were riding it on gravel only the cows would see me anyway...
You would see it... every. time.
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Old 07-26-17, 12:51 PM
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I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing. However, if I were riding it on gravel only the cows would see me anyway...
Everyone would see it, if you post pics to the Gravel Ride Pics thread.
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Everyone would see it, if you post pics to the Gravel Ride Pics thread.
Ouch.
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That's actually a good deal, it does have thru axles. That steel fork looks like it weighs 10lbs. It says it's suspension fork compatible. I wonder what amount of travel it's designed for.
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I like mine. I built it from a frameset last year. At first I rode it with 700 x 43's but this spring I switched it to 27.5 with WTB Horizons.

I ride it on everything from road to rocky singletrack and it handles it all very well. Yes it is ugly, but you don't see it while you are riding.
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I would ride that. For $700, there are not a lot of other options out there if you really want to try 1x11. That curved top tube is a little ugly, but it serves a purpose. Heck...for $700, you could trash the frame and use it as a parts bike on something else.
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That top tube is thongish....
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Throw in few more bucks you can buy a decent Jamis Renegade exile for comparison of that price..
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeexile.html
Look in the FB marketplace, you'll lots of GG with a relatively low mileage.
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