Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 05-21-19, 05:47 AM
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Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 with some upgrades.
650b wheels with 2.1" Kenda Small Block Eight PRO tires.
Son 28 dynamo front hub
Edelux front light
Ultegra RX rear derailleur
SLX 11-36 cassete
PRO Discover Big Flare handlebar



And there's my 29er that can also serve as gravel bike, when I know that there'll be lots of climbing I prefer to go for this one.
It's a 2013 Kona Kahuna that has had every single part upgraded over the years.


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Old 05-28-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MAGAIVER View Post
Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 with some upgrades.
650b wheels with 2.1" Kenda Small Block Eight PRO tires.
Son 28 dynamo front hub
Edelux front light
Ultegra RX rear derailleur
SLX 11-36 cassete
PRO Discover Big Flare handlebar


How do you like the 650b wheelset? According to Trek, this should be impossible. If the 2.1" tires work, this might just be the quiver killer I'm looking for.
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Trek says you cannot run 650b due to the frames low BB but I measured my 650b wheels with 2.1 tires against the stock 700c wheels with a maxxis rambler 40c tire and it's pretty much the same height.
The checkpoint will clear even a 2.2 tire I tried with a Continental X-King 27,5 x 2.2 and it fits even with the sliding dropout as far forward as it'll go. I saw someone on instagram running 650b wheels with bontrager XR2 with 27,5x2.2 tires on the carbon Checkpoint. But tires vary a lot from brand to brand, the Kenda Small Block Eight Pro i'm currently using is actually wider then the x-king 2.2 I tried before, the tire comes real close to chainstays so you wont have much mud clearence. With that said for the local dry rocky terrain more tire volume was excelent I'm a lot faster now and I dont worry about rim strikes as much.
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Old 06-02-19, 05:18 PM
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Youzah! that's a cassette
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My 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0.
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Youzah! that's a cassette
I know; it won't work with my new setup, pity. I can only go up to 42t and this cassette is a 50t.
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My 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0.
Nice!!!
what size is it? The top-tube looks more in line with the rear triangle than on the bike shown on their site.
i only got to check the Revolt out this past weekend, but didnít ride it. Iím impressed.
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I have a 2015 Giant AnyRoad CoMax (photo is old...probably from 2016). I got this particular bike new in January 2015, after my mountain bike got stolen. I wanted a bike that can handle rough roads/gravel and yet be nimble on pavement. At the time, this bike fit the bill. I also bought the Liv Invite for the wife.
I was also looking at the Specialized Diverge and Crux, but since I was buying TWO bikes, they were out of my price range.
So far, I have only needed to change the saddle; got a Specialized 155mm Power Expert. Everything else is stock.
I eventually want to install 40ís on it for full off-road capabilities and get a dedicated road bike like a Roubaix Sport or Defy Advanced...something still within my price range...
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Nice!!!
what size is it? The top-tube looks more in line with the rear triangle than on the bike shown on their site.
i only got to check the Revolt out this past weekend, but didnít ride it. Iím impressed.
I'm guessing that's a S or XS. I test rode and ordered a M/L, and there is def more separation between the seatstays and toptube on the M/L. Mine should be here this week, can't wait!!


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Brought her home last night, only got to ride her around the parking lot since it was late and we had just finished the shop group ride. Can't wait to take her out today!!

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Nice!

Gorgeous bike. Enjoy!!

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Brought her home last night, only got to ride her around the parking lot since it was late and we had just finished the shop group ride. Can't wait to take her out today!!

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Some better shots, love this orange!!



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Gorgeous bike. Enjoy!!
Thanks!! I love it, so comfortable! Took her out for a test ride yesterday, hit a few small trails and a short gravel road, she did great!! Getting ready to go do some real gravel, more pics to come!
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Uh oh... gravel just got better.

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Did my first real gravel ride today, 31 miles, only saw one car, love it!!



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Did my first real gravel ride today, 31 miles, only saw one car, love it!!



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Breezer Radar with triple mountain crank, Dajia Far Bar, bar end shifters. And basket.

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So here is mine. I just converted my 'cross bike from drop bars to flat bars. The keen-eyed amongst you will see that I am indeed using Campy cranks with Ultegra mechs. Since Campy refuses to make flat bar shifters, I converted the derailleurs from Chorus to Ultegra. However, I didn't feel like messing with my bottom bracket/cranks nor spending the cash on new cranks, so the Chorus cranks stay. It currently is wearing 26mm Panaracer tubulars on HED Ardennes wheels, but I also have a set of H Plus Son Archtype wheels with Michelin Mud 2s for off-roading. I have to give a shout out to Metropolis Cycles in Detroit who (as always) did a top-notch job on this conversion. I am going on my first ride in this configuration tomorrow morning. Should be fun!



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2020 Giant Revolt Advanced 2. Absolutely love it so far.

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Gone to the 650b dark side. Compass tires are magical at 30psi


Also found the limit on width on my CAADX. 650x48
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