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Old 01-23-20, 07:54 PM
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You are not going to notice improvement on super rocky paths with a gravel bike, that is mountain bike territory. Your bike already has 47c slicks, you can make it feel faster by going to a 32c tire or smaller, but don't be surprised if you are only 1-3mph faster.

I'd suggest you borrow or rent a gravel bike so you can feel the difference. The components of a $800 gravel bike will be around the same level as your Dew. The biggest difference will be going to a drop bar (assuming that is what you are looking at).
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