It certainly needs a fillingThat’s a big crack
I'd take that down air ya garn.Here you go a full suspension gravel bike, should work for you.
MCR 9 RDOAdding our CVA full suspension to a gravel bike platform blends the control of a cross-country race bike with the handling of a gravel bike.www.ninerbikes.com
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Geezus 50mm travel front and back, change the bars a they will have invented a Mountain Bike..I'd take that down air ya garn.
yes, but you secret is safe with me, after all I drive a ToyotaBeen doing that for years... Am I doing it wrong?
That does look really nice, but if I take the gravel bike out then the dirt roads / fire trails etc. I'm doing are broken up by much more bitumen that single track warranting suspension.for road and gravel work, rear suspension will make you feel unco I reckon...
I quite like the look of these https://www.bikeradar.com/news/giant-revolt-x-leak/
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Im tempted to get one for commuting on Hobart streets... Its a pothole and other nasties dodging exercise on the roadie. I trust the roads where you are are better!That does look really nice, but if I take the gravel bike out then the dirt roads / fire trails etc. I'm doing are broken up by much more bitumen that single track warranting suspension.
I'm in the steeper / sharper handing gravel bike camp rather than the slack HA versions.
650/27.5 x 32c is nearly the same rolling diameter as 26x2.2". I reckon that wheel setup on a 26" XC dual-suspension bike would be a fun combo for a mix of spinning along gravel roads - good for taking a little sting off corrugations - but still capable of having a play on flat-terrain single track. But unless you happened to have a narrowish-ish 27.5" non-boost (probably convertible end-cap) wheelset it would be quite an expensive way to build a "cheap" dual-susp gravel bike.I’ve done a heap of gravel using an Anthem, there would be gravel, bitumen, 4wd tracks and single track, it was fine.
I also do a heap just on my hardtail MTB which is rigid (full stiffee?) went on a Geelong MTB club gravel social ride in the Brisbane Ranges, I think there was a few giggles from some until we hit the first decent; most were puckered up they may have been quicker on the climbs but that is more about me and fitness then the bike.
Just find something like a Kona Unit X and put some 2.3’s on instead of the 2.6’s and you will be fine, I do have a gravel bike but it’s main purpose is for commuting.
This looks goodthis might be some to look at
yep that looks the goods, I just have preference for steel but if you spend another $300 this looks pretty good, the more you look on their site the more you findThis looks good
2023 Marin Team 1 - Aggressive XC Hardtail | Bikes Online (AU)CHAMPIONSHIP HERITAGE The Team Marin has all the heritage of one of the first top XC race bikes created for the sport, updated wwww.bikesonline.com.au
The person behind this design belongs on three different watch lists.You could go weird on the Evil Chamois Hagar add a Lauf fork to complete.
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