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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-23-23, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
If this is normal for a gravel bike then so be it. Just seems like a lot more bike than I am used to.
My MTB is a much, much larger bike than my road bike based on insights alone (stems on mtb are much shorter, though). Feels fine.

If my body was in "road" position on the larger bike in slippy conditions I'd wreck within a mile. In slippy you need to be able to put close to 100% body weight on the pedals alone.

But I'm not gravel bike guy, so what do I know.

I'm just saying if this bike is a for a different purpose, you'll likely need a different optimal (or variable) body position, and that will require different geometry for you to feel comfortable there.

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