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REI Co-Op ADV 2.3

Old 05-17-24, 06:27 AM
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REI Co-Op ADV 2.3

Does anyone here have any direct experience with this bike? They're on pretty crazy sale at REI right now and my brother is looking for something a little more heavy duty than his Cannondale Synapse 105.

I have other Co-Op bikes that I'm familiar with, but reviews on this one are slim and the closest REI is over an hour from me. I'm not exactly eager to spend that much time goofing around to go look at one first hand on his behalf. Trying to gauge if it's worth his time to go and look at one.
He's in GA, not too hilly but he has some good trail systems nearby he'd like to hit up.

https://www.rei.com/product/190608/c...es-adv-23-bike

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Technical Specs
Item #190608
Best Use

Road Cycling

Gravel Cycling
Frame

Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension

No Suspension
Fork

Carbon with 1-1/8 to 1-1/2 tapered steerer tube
Crankset

Shimano GRX 600, 40T
Bottom Bracket

Shimano GRX
Shifters

Shimano GRX ST-810 with integrated dropper lever
Front Derailleur

N/A
Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX RD-RX812, Shadow Plus Design
Rear Cogs

Shimano SLX, 11-42T, 11-speed
Number of Gears

11 gear(s)
Brake Type

Hydraulic Disc Brake

Brakes

Shimano GRX ST-RX810 hydraulic
Brake Levers

Shimano GRX BR-810
Rims

WTB ST i23, TCS, including WTB TCS rim tape (tubeless ready)
Front Hub

Shimano RS470 for 12 mm thru axle
Rear Hub

Shimano RS470 for 12 mm thru axle
Wheel Size

700c
Tires

WTB Nano 700c x 40 mm, aramid bead (tubeless ready)
Tire Width

40 millimeters
Handlebar Shape

Drop Bar
Handlebar

Co-op Cycles Alloy, 12-degree flare
Stem

Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Seat Post

X-Fusion Manic Gravel dropper post
Saddle

WTB Silverado Comp
Pedals

Not included
Headset

Integrated 1-1/8 x 1-1/2 in. tapered
Chain

Shimano HG701 11-speed​
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Very nice spec for $1500. full GRX 11 speed. Don't know how you could go wrong.
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Very nice spec for $1500. full GRX 11 speed. Don't know how you could go wrong.
What he said. That is a smokin' deal, and REI is about the best retailer imaginable.
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Great shade of red is another plus.
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I havent ridden this bike, dont know of anyone with it, and havent ever seen one in use.
With that said, my local shop has a couple and I have seen it in person many times- it looks like a solid option for the component spec.

- Modern flatmount brakes and thru axles on frame and fork
- Ability to take a genuinely wide gravel tire(a lot of rei brand adventure bikes in last 5 years are limited).
- Quality drivetrain with a good wide range of gearing.
- Tubeless ready wheels.

A couple concerns are-
- The dropper post that is stock is a solid basic dropper. But is it really needed or helpful? A basic carbon seatpost that is good quality is $40 and will cut over .5 pound off the bike's total weight.
- The geometry is...a bit unique. Its a pretty long and low bike- the XL size is only 592mm stack and 404mm of reach. If one of the sizes legitimately fits you- then perfect.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
I havent ridden this bike, dont know of anyone with it, and havent ever seen one in use.
With that said, my local shop has a couple and I have seen it in person many times- it looks like a solid option for the component spec.

- Modern flatmount brakes and thru axles on frame and fork
- Ability to take a genuinely wide gravel tire(a lot of rei brand adventure bikes in last 5 years are limited).
- Quality drivetrain with a good wide range of gearing.
- Tubeless ready wheels.

A couple concerns are-
- The dropper post that is stock is a solid basic dropper. But is it really needed or helpful? A basic carbon seatpost that is good quality is $40 and will cut over .5 pound off the bike's total weight.
- The geometry is...a bit unique. Its a pretty long and low bike- the XL size is only 592mm stack and 404mm of reach. If one of the sizes legitimately fits you- then perfect.
Curious how your local shop has them ?, I thought they are house brand at REI and only sold thru REI ?
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Curious how your local shop has them ?, I thought they are house brand at REI and only sold thru REI ?
I presume he is referring to his local REI store.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Curious how your local shop has them ?, I thought they are house brand at REI and only sold thru REI ?
Sorry- local REI Bike Department.
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Originally Posted by Ubie
Trying to gauge if it's worth his time to go and look at one.
Yes. In addition to the ADV 2.3, my local REI has other bikes on sale at pricing not reflected online, so he might as well go take a look.
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