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I’m saving my money for a long, low, slack, long travel FS gravel bike
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I really liked my gravel bike off-road
Or at least that’s what I told myself
Then I bought a modern (long and slack 29er hardtail, a Specialized epic carbon)
Oh my Lord I was so wrong.

That said, my next bike in a few weeks time will be the new specialized diverge GRX Di2. :lol:
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UnderTheRadars wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 8:07 pm I’m saving my money for a long, low, slack, long travel FS gravel bike
Evil Chamois Hagar? Admittedly not sus...,,yet
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All the suspension you need on a gravel bike.
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Grubby little urchin.
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Kumquat wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 12:33 pm Does this count?

https://www.singlebe.com/produkt/single ... -grx-mint/
Nice, particularly like the machine stainless through axle boss
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The dream bike has been updated... 🤤

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Every time I read the thread title, I can't help thinking of this picture ... steady yourselves.

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I thought that photo had been buried in a hermetically-sealed vault with a 100-year timelock..... <shudder> :grin: .
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Big review of the Allied Able on Cycling Tips. I'm sure some will have issues with the aesthetics...

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Chuff me that's one hell of a cassette (possibly an optical illusion with the deeper section rims). Though strangely I find it kinda funky.

Would have to go way wider, flared and higher on the bars for me though. Position looks way too "roadie" for me.
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I like the idea of moving the chainstays, it takes advantage of the carbon construction being able to cope with different construction methods.
I'd have like to have seen bigger tyres to maximise the benefits though. Otherwise, quite like it.
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I quite like it. Can't get used to seeing bikes without a seatstay bridge though.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:39 pm Every time I read the thread title, I can't help thinking of this picture ... steady yourselves.

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K1100T wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:57 am While we're on the subject, I wouldn't say no to a Moots Routt YBB. Although I'd stick some tie-dye Cane Creek eeWings on it...

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A new Routt YBB with clearance for 700x50c wheels and tyres... 🤤

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If you had issues with the aesthetics of the Allied Able, then look away now... All the deets are on bikepacking.com, this is the Farr Twin-T.

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But hey, you can an alternative to the grav, grav, version:

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K1100T wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:46 pm If you had issues with the aesthetics of the Allied Able, then look away now... All the deets are on bikepacking.com, this is the Farr Twin-T.
I read that as the Farty Twin .... I'll get my coat then.
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I don't mind that but I'm surprised they feel the need for 3 braces on the downtubes. Might not look too bad if they were equally spaced but as they are, they look like an after-thought.
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Might not look too bad if they were equally spaced.
Bottle bosses innit.
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Bottle bosses innit.
Aye but I like to think there'd be a neater solution.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:43 am Aye but I like to think there'd be a neater solution.
Once there's a full frame bag and a bottle on the underside of the down-tube in it wont be as obvious?

The only bit of that bike I like is the sliding dropouts but then they ruined that as well by putting gears on it :lol:
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That's weird!

On the one hand it just looks unnecessarily complicated and tubes for tubes sake, but I wouldn't know. But then there is something oddly appealing about the looks that seems to be growing on me :???:

Don't think it's helped by the semi-fluro and multi-hued colour scheme or the graphics. Hark at me :lol:
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Don't think it's helped by the semi-fluro and multi-hued colour scheme or the graphics. Hark at me :lol:
I assumed it's some sort of homage to this.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Yeah, I thought it was a Yeti at first.

Would I buy one? No.

Would I ride one if someone gave it to me? Abso-bloody-lutely. I think it looks great.
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