26 Apr 2020 16:25
Woudn't risk it. Seen loads of these just crumble
27 Apr 2020 21:23
Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.
People with gravel bikes, how rough can you actually go on them? The trails I'd be on are relatively gentle but they're definitely off-road and not just gravel paths.
Don't want to end up with something I don't use because it's too uncomfortable.
28 Apr 2020 10:02
suspension for what?
steel is more comfortable to ride than alumnium
29 Apr 2020 10:36
i had 2 different wheel sets in the time i had it, 650b with WTB Horizons and 700c with 34c WTB Exposures, didn't really notice much difference in comfort, but if you try to ride the same trails as you do on the xc bike then it suffers, i guess its about seeking out new, less technical routes away from the road, if there's loads of that about, great, if not, just get a xc bike
30 Apr 2020 13:28
Anyone recommend a 35L+ backpack/messenger? Looking to do the weekly grocery shop (especially now) on a bike and having half in my 24L backpack, and half on a tote bag doesn't feel great.
Considering the Ortlieb Messenger which is 39L, or the Mission Workshop Shed if I can find one used.