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    Who's got a gravel bike? Watcha got?

    Here's mine, an Orbea Terra
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    I use my 2012 Specialized Crux as my gravel bike. Cant bring myself to buy something gravel specific, though there's some neat ones out there!

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    Don't really need a gravel bike between the Cannondale CAADX and the Karate Monkey. But they do look cool.
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    I use my Liv Brava (cross bike) as my gravel bike. What I've always loved about riding gravel is the "run what you brung" attitude.

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    I have a 2014 Kona Jake the Snake as my gravel rig. Considering upgrading for next year, mainly because some of the newer bikes have more clearance for wider tires. The Jake fits 40s, but if I end up in a muddy section when I'm running them, it's not so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Juice View Post
    I use my Liv Brava (cross bike) as my gravel bike. What I've always loved about riding gravel is the "run what you brung" attitude.
    I had not seen a Brava and looked it up, nice ride! agree, a whole spectrum of bikes work great on gravel. I've also used my 20 year old Litespeed Unicoi, which is now mostly my winter commuter. Here she is with some summer non-knobby tires on.
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    I have a 2000 Surly Crosscheck, but to be honest I usually just grab my fully rigid fat bike for gravel rides. Especially if fam is involved, as then I'm going to be going slower anyway.
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    Untitled by Sarah Connie, on Flickr

    I have a gravel converted/commuter converted version of my xc trail bike. The similarity between the two is nice for crossover training but the G/Cx version is definitely more road feeling than the mtb in a good way. The lockout fork is a must for the road segments but nice to turn open up for potholes or the unknown. Far more comfortable ride to me than a true rigid road or cx bike.
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