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Giant Revolt Advanced 2 or Cannondale Topstone 105 Carbon as Road Bike

Old 06-16-20, 07:29 AM
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Giant Revolt Advanced 2 or Cannondale Topstone 105 Carbon as Road Bike

Buying a gravel bike but want to do a lot of road riding too. Any thoughts on which of these would be better as a road bike? Also likely to get a second set of wheels for either.

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Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
Buying a gravel bike but want to do a lot of road riding too. Any thoughts on which of these would be better as a road bike? Also likely to get a second set of wheels for either.

Thanks.

a friend of mine uses a trek crockett for mostly road and he likes it.
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Old 06-16-20, 09:03 AM
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Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime warranty on the frameset.
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The Revolt is great on the road, with a second set of wheels with road tires, most people don't even know it's a gravel bike.

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Love that orange paint job. Nice looking bike.
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That Revolt is the opposite of revolting.

Very nice!
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Old 06-17-20, 08:57 AM
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Topstone requires a special dishing on the rear wheel which will greatly reduce any future wheel choices. My Giant has been great. Even though it has 42’s and a new GRX rear mech for off road duty, I find myself riding it a lot just on normal pavement rides When I dont feel like hammering it and going fast because it is so good and comfortable.
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if you end up on the road more and want to go faster, 30mm gravel king+ slicks and 50/34 chainrings. I've got that setup on my revolt.
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Trek Domane?
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