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Univega Gran Primo, Trek 520, SLHT for Gravel grade 1,2?

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Univega Gran Primo, Trek 520, SLHT for Gravel grade 1,2?

Hi: Looking for feedback re: gravel bikes for New England gravel roads & rail trails. Grade 1,2.

Inteigued by the Univega Gran Premio 2021. Canít find reviews anywhere about new Univegas. Itís $1500. Any feedback?

My other options to compare are used 2001, updated trek 520 w/700x38cm ($425). Or a 2020 SLHT (rim breaks), bar end shifters, 700x40 ($950). Or a Diamondback Hanjeen Tuero ($500).

Many thanks for any help. Canít wait to ride!
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- Is the Univega Gran Premio available locally? I have not seen this latest iteration of Univega actually in shops or available online. Shops may sell the brand, but they definitely arent around me or anywhere I have traveled in the last couple years. The Univega site is terrible and doesnt even have a dealer locator. If there is a bike in your size available in stock, I would definitely consider it. The spec for the price is pretty good.

As for the other bikes...
- 2001 Trek 520 with 38mm tires will work fine on rail trails and most gravel road situations. As for if its worth the price, that depends on if it fits and if it is in good cosmetic and mechanical condition.
- 2020 LHT with 40mm tires will also work fine. See above- it needs to fit properly and be in good cosmetic and mechanical condition.
- Diamondback Haanjenn Tero was a shortlived model that came in flatbar and drop bar, depending on the year. Which one are you looking at as thats a big difference in ride style. If its the style you want and it fits, than maybe its worth getting. It was an entry level bike when new, so take that into account.
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