View Poll Results: Forum for Gravel Grinders?

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  • Whats a Gravel Grinder?

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    Any interest in Gravel Grinders?

    Enough for its own sub forum?

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    Did my first one 9 days ago. I'm hooked. Most fun I've had on a bike in some time.

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    Anybody see this? Looks new - haven't heard of it before. Front Range Gravel

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    Gee this look really similar to a poll i ran on the same topic a moth or 2 ago, and get little to no responce.

    I really hope we get a better result this time, particually after all the gravel grinder bikes displayed and eurobike and interbike, pushing this into the front of peoples thoughts
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    Re: Any interest in Gravel Grinders?

    I don't have a ton of interest but agree that it should be it's own sub forum
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    There are a ton of gravel grinders or adventure bikes coming out from every major bike company. This concept has really taken hold of the public. I really would love to see it's own subforum.
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    If there can be a "29er Component" subforum to discuss such 29er-specific things as tubeless tire brew and flat pedals (just to pick the two most recent threads as I type this), than I'm sure there's no reason to deny a "Gravel Grinder" subforum. Hell, add a "Gravel Grinder Component" subforum while you're at it.
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    Any interest in Gravel Grinders?

    Sign me up.

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    Some of the most fun I have had in recent years have been gravel grinders...generally a good mix of competitiveness if you want it and a lot of decent attitudes.

    Texas has developed a solid seen with groups like Spinistry coordinating several each year.

    Also a nice way to use the cross bike more throughout the year.

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    Hell, yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.b View Post
    Hell, yes!
    +1

    I spend more time on RBR but came here today hoping there was a "gravel grinder" forum.

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    Heck yeah. Bring it, please!

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    Here's a stupid question: What exactly is a gravel grinder?

    Sound to me like a bike that is or can be ridden on gravel roads.

    Isn't that pretty much ANYTHING other than a full on road bike on skinny slicks?

    I can ride my MTB, my cross bike, a fatbike, a hybrid, ect. on gravel.

    Why do I keep hearing this term, and what makes that activity, or the bikes used to do so, special?

    Or is this just a matter of the sport trying to segment itself into smaller very specific genres they way MTB did with Trail, DH, AM, XC, etc. I STILL don't get the distinctions there, you ask me, there are two MTB categories: XC and DH. Maybe I'm just old skool like that.

    Are we going to be seeing "Bike Path Bombers" and "Sidewalk Streakers" next?
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    Only if someone will explain to me the difference between a gravel grinder and monstercross. Is it a tire change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Here's a stupid question: What exactly is a gravel grinder?

    Sound to me like a bike that is or can be ridden on gravel roads.

    Isn't that pretty much ANYTHING other than a full on road bike on skinny slicks?

    I can ride my MTB, my cross bike, a fatbike, a hybrid, ect. on gravel.

    Why do I keep hearing this term, and what makes that activity, or the bikes used to do so, special?

    Or is this just a matter of the sport trying to segment itself into smaller very specific genres they way MTB did with Trail, DH, AM, XC, etc. I STILL don't get the distinctions there, you ask me, there are two MTB categories: XC and DH. Maybe I'm just old skool like that.

    Are we going to be seeing "Bike Path Bombers" and "Sidewalk Streakers" next?
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    Only if someone will explain to me the difference between a gravel grinder and monstercross. Is it a tire change?



    Of course Monstercross fits.

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    Monster cross = fatties on a cross bike. Gravel grinders tend towards all day geo, lower bb, longer wheelbase ect. At least that's my take on it.
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    Getting very hard to resist clicking "buy now".


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    Looks nice, other than the down tube run cables. And where are the gears?? LOL
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    I like the concept of gravel grinders. More options is always better for the consumer.

    Ill continue doing gravel rides on my CX, until I finally get a custom steel "all roads" bike to replace my Road and CX bike.
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    I like the idea of a gravel grinder subforum for several reasons. First reason is that gravel grinders are now their own category of races (with some pretty big races-Barry Roubaix, Dirty Kanza, etc.) Second, I find that many riders (myself included) ride the majority of their miles on gravel. I am probably 65% gravel, 35% singletrack. I live on a gravel road and am fortunate to have miles of gravel at my disposal.

    I think the desire to have a separate form stems from the desire to find the 'perfect' bike for this type of riding. For some, it will be a bike built around all day comfort. For others, it will be a bike designed to hammer out a gravel 'crit'.

    I find it enjoyable to read about others' 'perfect' gravel set up. It has also helped me in the evolution of my gravel bike. I am riding a disc brake cyclocross bike, but the components and fit have been focused on gravel riding alone. I do not race cross (not that i have anything agains cross, just haven't tried it.)

    I also like the fact that you can ride gravel on any bike. I ride gravel on my fat bike, mountain bike and cyclocross bike. All of the rides are enjoyable, in different ways.

    Bring on the Gravel Forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Getting very hard to resist clicking "buy now".


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    Whats the position of the EBB in the 72* STA measurement? I prefer a steeper angle and longer TT, but if the measurement was taken with the BB at 3 o'clock, the frame may work at 9 o'clock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Whats the position of the EBB in the 72* STA measurement? I prefer a steeper angle and longer TT, but if the measurement was taken with the BB at 3 o'clock, the frame may work at 9 o'clock.


    Honestly, do not know the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Honestly, do not know the answer.
    Hmm. Well, its a sweet frame. Im on deck to get a new gen vassago fisticuff. Itll clear 48mms instead of 50s, but the geo looks better for me.
    And that graphite color is the tits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Hmm. Well, its a sweet frame. Im on deck to get a new gen vassago fisticuff. Itll clear 48mms instead of 50s, but the geo looks better for me.
    And that graphite color is the tits.
    Gotta brag.
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