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Old 08-29-18, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
I bought the same model too. Put on HYRDs, a carbon seatpost and ordered an 11-36 cassette and found a $5 derailer cage I can swap. Bought a pair of 28c GP 4000's to swap out the terrible stock tires. Also bought some 650b's for gravel - I can fit 1.9's in the front and at least 1.5's in the back, probably 1.6's which are rare, and maybe 1.75's at low pressure
Im curious to see how 650b's fit on this bike. Might give you a little more clearance for wider tires. Id be concerned about the crank length though with the low BB drop. Its 7cm on this bike where as most cyclocross bikes are at 6. If you throw the 650s on your bike, take some pictures and let us know. Im hoping to get a set of fenders on this thing for the wet winter riding here in the PNW and the extra clearance may help.

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