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BD's New Gravity Vanquish: SS/FG Goes Off-Road!

Old 04-12-16, 12:07 PM
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BD's New Gravity Vanquish: SS/FG Goes Off-Road!

Bikes Direct new Gravity Vanquish answers the age-old question: can you take a SS/FG bike onto gravel? Now you can!

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That thing looks awful.
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Bikes Direct new Gravity Vanquish answers the age-old question: can you take a SS/FG bike onto gravel? Now you can!
Oh good, because bike manufacturers are the only ones I trust to answer such questions.
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It's kinda cool. Running the brake cable under the TT is dumb though.
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I looked at the specs - good thing it has a steel fork. Should cut down the jarring felt in one's teeth on washboard rides.

Freewheel tooth is 16T but that could be customized. And at $320 for a hydroformed alloy frame, no complaints.
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Old 04-12-16, 02:09 PM
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Nice, long pull levers with short pull calipers. Who needs brakes anyway?
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I hate riding fg or ss on gravel
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That thing is hideous.

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Old 04-12-16, 02:48 PM
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Wow, late to the party AND ugly?
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At least you can shoot arrows off the top tube.
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I like at how the bike is marketed, "Laugh at rough roads."

Of course the bike only comes with 28c tires so you may trouble laughing while the tires beat you up on rough roads.

Or you can shell out some cash for an appropriate sized tire but that drives the cost of the bike up.

I guess the fork braze ons are designed for a salsa everything cage. But then you might want some gears if you are going bike packing . . . .



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I love the ironic old people gel saddle, and walmart tier crank complete with plastic guard. Oscar the grouch would be all over this 'cause it's garbage.
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You can put on 45 c tires on it and they can be had for a good price if you shop around.

Is this the bike for long rides? Probably not but for day rides its cool and its actually lighter and faster than a geared bike due to all the extraneous weight of a cassette/derailleur/multiple chainrings that are dropped.

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid. If only more manufacturers made simple bikes just for kick-ass riding.
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lighter and faster than a geared bike due to all the extraneous weight of a cassette/derailleur/multiple chainrings that are dropped.
Lol.
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That is one ugly bike.
Don't mind the brake cable routing, all my Raleighs have it that way.
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Our late guru Sheldon Brown said one could ride FG anywhere. Why people jest at it, I'll never understand.

I actually prefer an ugly bike that will stand up to the rigors of hard riding.
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If that is their answer to a question that has already long been answered, they certainly have failed. If they were in school I would give them an F and give them remedial summer school for the next 10 years.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
At least you can shoot arrows off the top tube.
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Our late guru Sheldon Brown said one could ride FG anywhere. Why people jest at it, I'll never understand.

I actually prefer an ugly bike that will stand up to the rigors of hard riding.
Single speed off roading is a niche activity. Those of us that do it love it, but everybody else just asks why suffer so much. It isn't for everybody

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i bet i could kill this bike within an hour on an actual trail
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid. If only more manufacturers made simple bikes just for kick-ass riding.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of companys/frame builders make quality SS MTB and SSCX bikes. Gravity is not one of them.
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Cool, I was afraid I'd been doing it wrong for the past 12 yrs!

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