Considering buying this. I mainly want something for dirt roads. I realize this is marketed for urban commuting, but I feel it could be easily modified with some gravel tires and a set of drop bars......am I right?

How is that alfine 8 hub in the rear? I really like the belt drive and IGH...but have never had either and am a little cautious. Seems like a good deal at $1300 though, but hey what do I know.

Please share your thoughts and any advice.