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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2017 DB Haanjo Trail. Just got this assembled yesterday. It will be replacing my hybrid - due to the hybrid's lack of versatility and my body's apparent dislike of flat bars on longer rides. There is a decent sized chip in the paint on the seat stay that I have emailed DB about to see if they can provide some touch up paint. Unfortunately, I only have about 5 miles on it so far, but I think I am really going to like it. This will be my do-it-all bike, covering commuting, basic rides with the kids, along with some exploration. I will be keeping my Trek 4500 for dedicated mountain biking.

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So, ordered a Black Mountain Cycles MCD this spring when the new model was announced and it finally arrived on Friday. Got it set up Friday night and went for a 25 mile shakedown ride on Sat. Did paved, dirt, and singletrack and the bike was everything I had wanted & hoped for. Lively feel, yet not flexy, really soaks up the gravel and the steering was quick, but not twitchy. It gets me the offroad capability of my first gen Fargo without the heavy weight/feel. Looking forward to many miles of smiles,


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Cannondale CaadX SE. I've definitely been trying to put it through the paces. With the exception of potentially swapping over to hydro brakes, its been a great bike.

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Just finished dialing it in last night and wrapping the bars. Built from the frame up. Even the frame and fork were sourced separately. This is my gravel and commuter bike.
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All - take note. This, my friends, is how a gravel bike is supposed to look.

I love the dirt fade from front to back - the brifters are pristine and the saddle bag is completely crusted.

10/10. Hot. Would rinse then ride!

I think I just changed my plans for the evening from road riding to gravel.

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Cannondale CaadX SE. I've definitely been trying to put it through the paces. With the exception of potentially swapping over to hydro brakes, its been a great bike.

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Old 08-13-18, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by VT_Speed_TR View Post
So, ordered a Black Mountain Cycles MCD this spring when the new model was announced and it finally arrived on Friday. Got it set up Friday night and went for a 25 mile shakedown ride on Sat. Did paved, dirt, and singletrack and the bike was everything I had wanted & hoped for. Lively feel, yet not flexy, really soaks up the gravel and the steering was quick, but not twitchy. It gets me the offroad capability of my first gen Fargo without the heavy weight/feel. Looking forward to many miles of smiles,


Love the color with those tires and saddle--I dig the classy yet tough/utilitarian look of this beast.
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Apologies to everyone.

I didn't know there was a Show Us Your Gravel Grinder thread.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Apologies to everyone.

I didn't know there was a Show Us Your Gravel Grinder thread.


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If only someone had mentioned it...
Just messin with ya, especially since im on ignore and you cant see that post...or this one.

The more the merrier when it comes to 'show us your' threads. Cant get enough of em and your activity in this forum helps keep it moving along.
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Not a lot of 1Xs. I thought that was the way to go.
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Not a lot of 1Xs. I thought that was the way to go.
It seems a lot of brands have a SRAM 1x option within their gravel lineup, but its typically a mid-upper level bike within that lineup. So anyone buying entry or even 2nd up from entry isnt getting the 1x. <---this is all just a generalization based on observation.

Its trendy for sure and has a logical place in CX and MTB. I ride my gravel bike on both gravel and pavement, like many others, and like the smaller steps of a 2x drivetrain.
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2x for gravel and 1x cross for me too
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Part of my reasoning for getting the SE version of the CAADX was that it was more gravel oriented. Slighty wider tires, 11-32 cassette and 32/48 chainrings vs the 36/46 on the standard CAADX. Now that the topstone exists, i'm assuming the CAADX will drift more cross like the SuperX and eventually all go 1x.
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Found the frame on Craigs, built the rest from parts bin. It's been 10 years now and still going strong.

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Cross bike vs gravel bike. Set up for completely different purposes even with similar geometry.
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How do you like it in the dirt? Salsa may have priced themselves out of my park next go-round. Wanted a Warbird. Now everything is on the table again. Grrrr.
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Here's my Niner RLT 9 alloy (my personal favorite color combo they've offered).
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Not ride pics where the scenery is the subject. There is a thread for that.

This thread is for the bikes themselves. Whatcha got?

Just post a photo or three so that everyone can see what bike you ride.


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Why do we have two different threads devoted to gravel bike pics (the other being the established "show us your gravel grinder")?
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Why do we have two different threads devoted to gravel bike pics (the other being the established "show us your gravel grinder")?
He didnt realize then other thread exists and said as mich just a handful of posts ago.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
He didnt realize then other thread exists and said as mich just a handful of posts ago.
I didn't see that post, though I find that hard to believe seeing as he posted to that other thread many times.
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
I didn't see that post, though I find that hard to believe as he posted to that other thread many times.
agreed- odd since he has posted there. But hey, we all forget things.
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