At what point did you realize that "gravel bikes" are just what replaced front suspension hybrids when male inadequacy complex concluded that a front suspension hybrid is unacceptable?Think about it. You can't refute this.
bicycles are ALL more or less the same and don't matter
People under 100kg don't need front suspension to bike in the city faty
>>1488077>I don't need a sponge up front because I am a BAD ASS HARDMAN IN MY PAIN CAVE>but I need tires larger than 700x25 because uh, uh, well this is different because what if I want to go offroading?!?cringe
Why was the other thread deleted? Did you get banned?
>>1488075ok do a double century on a front suspension hybrid
>>1488080It doesn't count as a "century" if you drove it 100 miles to the grabbel park on top of your subaru
>>1488078>>1488081Why are you making stuff up that nobody said?
>>1488075Nah, that doesn't make any sense. Male inadequacy complex steers people away from road-looking bikes and into mtb-looking ones, so it should work the other way around.
>>1488077I need front suspension because hitting anything with my front wheel should feel like entering a woman
>>1488075Real gravel bikes are just road bikes with big tires and maybe disc brakes (real nice to not eat rim brake tracks with gravel dust and grit) and they're made for gravel racing. "Adventure gravel" bikes are what you are describing, they are made for LARPers, and I cannot refute what you have said about them.
>>1488081I don't own a car, I just put huge mileage down on grabbel bikes
>duplicate thread>duplicate replieswhat the fuck is going on
>>1488088You sure about that? This is the only thread like this here. The only thread like this, ever. Got that? Ever. Hope we're clear on that. OK?
>>1488075Why do you care so much?Besides, full lycra and a carbon fibre bike is still the king of Mamil around here, gravels are rare, I think I'm the only person that owns one and its just a beefed up road bike with big tires
>>1488075Gravel bikes replaced the rigid MTB meme.
Nothing to do with hybrids. Gravel bikes are just the latest iteration of the old French randonneuse.
>>1488078Have you tried riding into a steep downhill turn with loose gravel? It is terrifying even with 35 mm tires let alone 25 mm? The gravel will literally eat your front wheel and then you're dead, kiddo. Mark my words.Have you even cycled on non-paved roads? I'll have you know I've been to numerous gravel rides and you don't want to be riding something that will punch through the surface when you're going above 40 km/h.
Front suspension is just extra maintenance. Large tire should provide enough confort unless you're doing downhill stuff on the mountain.Also gravel bikes and hybrid are totally different market
>>1488093I've eaten shit on gravel with skinny slicks, wasn't fun. Turns out braking on gravel going downhill is not a good idea.
This thread. What about is it?
>>1488093this, even with a 29x2.0 xc hardtail, soft gravel on a downhill is devilish shit. I ate shit years ago from hard gravel that turned soft at the bottom and still sunk a 29x2.0 tire
>>1488209>>1488229t. panic brakes at the apex by grabbing the front brake with a death grip
>>1488229>he doesn't descend sand dunesdo you even cross?
>>1488236I tapped the brakes and immediately fell. Was on 23mm slicks. Yes, I'm a dumbass and deserved it but whatever.
Don’t care, still want one. We’ve got stacks of rail trail and other piss here with rocks too big for my 25mm tyres. Also don’t want to lug the mountain bike.
>1488075>front suspension hybrid is unacceptableyes, telescopic fork suck at small bump absorptionyall need leading link forks
>>1488075>look up gravel bike>it's just a road bike with bigger tiresAre people actually falling for this shit?
>>1493368>look up gravel bike>its just a rehash of old french touring bikes>a sub 13 kg MTB with 26x1.5 tires can almost match the experience
>>1493368Its a subtle way to sell bikeu to biggus guyus who want drop bar road because all those gravel monstrosities ride on overbuilt cx wheels. You dont have to tell them they need a 19mm internal 32 spoke triple cross set for 300 usd if they are 200 lbs or more
>>1488093can confirm was on thick gravel on 25mils yesterday, was a blast
>>1488075Suspension hybrid is great for offroad, not sure what OP is on about.
>>149340426x2-2.3 is the best shit
>>1493404>>149345332-40 ish mm 650Bs will fit on a 26er without altering the geometry, the diameters are similar but you may need to check brake adjustment, should be pretty easy with v-brakes but I wouldn't know about cantis (for road pull comatibility)
>>1493453on smooth surfaces there is not much practical difference between 1.5 and 2.1 inch tireswhere 2 inch tires really starts to pay off is in course gravel bigger than Size #57 gravel and in the wetand there is a little bit of flotation on sand but not really enough for deep sand like a fat bike26 is kind of bad for a smooth ride as the chain stays and spokes are shorterand many of the later 1990s MTB were overbuilt in their tube dimensionsthat said 26 24 and 20 inch wheels are much better for bearing weight and lateral loadfor any given hub width the wider angle of the spokes provides more strengthvery important for tandems and cargo bikesand lastly if your climbing hills the smaller wheels can help with lower gear ratios27 and 28 inch wheels are a bit more suited to higher speed and smoother riding so each has their place
>>1488093>I'll have you know I've been to numerous gravel ridesWhat the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Bike Rides, and I've been involved in numerous secret gravel rides, and I have over 300 confirmed steep hills. I am trained in gorilla gravel and I'm the top descender in the entire US Strava segments. You are nothing to me but just another Fred. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of roadies across the USA and your bike is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can pass you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just on my 35mm tires. Not only am I extensively trained in going downhill on loose gravel, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the 32 - 37mm tires and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.
>>1488086There is no fucking difference between adventure and gravel bikes you homo faggot
>>1493453YEET. T. Drop bar 90's rigid MTB owner
>>1493479That's like saying there's no difference between a +bike and a fatbike. Only someone who doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about would make a statement like that.
http://fantic-bikes.com/us/bikes/gravel-x/This is what I'm getting, seethe harder poorfag
>>1488093>>1488229Jesus Christ, this hits home too hard. I did even worse. Just 5 days ago I was going downhill at around 40kph and loose gravel fucked me. Still can't walk. And I was riding full sus mtb on 27.5+/2.8 enormous tires.
>>1497055>poorfagobesity is usually associated with poverty though, at least in first world countries
>>1493404what was the french obsession with impossibly overgeared bikes? who the fuck can properly use a 54t chainring without constantly mashing?
>>1493404ngl, this looks like a Kevin Fenderline™ build
>>1499486maybe because mashing is incredible fun when you're mashing against a wall of air and gravity is on your sidenot every country looks like a boring flat hellscape
>>1488075The course correction on that was moving to 650b gravel bikes. That itself being a return to rigid mountain bikes with 50mm+ tires, but the modern geometry is nicer.
>>1499486remember it would have had a 13 or 14 tooth top end on the freewheel. 54x13 is the same as 46x11
>>1493404halfstep + granny is extremely based
>>1490643>lugif you're not riding it there you're not riding, period
>>1499486For a while they unironically believed exploding legs = powah, see also: ankling, 109% saddle height method.
>>1499486men with functional legs and healthy test levels
>>1502395so not you, got it.
>>1488075How is male inadequacy steering people away from suspension? If anything, shocks = big = masculine, whereas road cycling is for homos
>>1488209wtf just use your rear brake. i do sick skidz all day
>>1518287>shocks = big = masculineDo suspension forks make you feel empowered? Do you ride around town on your hardtail and bounce it up and down in front of attractive females to try and find a mate?
>>1518717oh yeah man, definitely
>>1518287t. homer simpson
>>1518287only big burly triple clamp 40s. little slender girly sr suntours are gay as fuck, they even squeak like faggots and japanese girls
I have a 2015 trek "hybrid" bike I bought on Craigslist a year ago for $250... I ride it every day LOL this thread faggots
>>1518717This is why I installed hydraulics on my bike
>>1488091what's wrong with rigid MTB, vastly superior to pussy suspension
>>1521996gravel bikes just basically are rigid mtbs
>>1493368Some guy i know almost died in a roadbike accident because a demented cager came to full stop for no reason . He now has a Gravelbike and rides on side roads with less traffic.
>>1518711should be both
>>1522013what was stopping him from riding a roadbike on side streets?? lmao
I'd be inclined to claim that gravel bikes are just the modern continuation of rigid MTBs but they're still too similiar to road bikes in frame geometry and seating position, so in my eyes they do fill a new space of getting along swiftly on a variety of surfaces, it's just that they're currently still horrendously overhyped and anything to do with them and bikepacking is horrendously overpriced.
>>1524879Gravel, mud wet leavers six titanium rods in the back?
>>1524972bikepacking is like going camping on a bike. and going camping is about wasting hours preparing and planning for a 3 day trip where you spend the entire time rearranging shit and trying to enjoy every minute but really the entire activity is about obsessively preparing and then telling everyone that you did it
>>1521998and drop bars
gravgrav bikes are just highly efficient sexier touring bikesthe average mamil doesnt need a racing bike, they need an everything bike, which is what gravgrav bikes are
>>1488087how long did that shit take
>>1535325yeah, because hybrids are totally the same geometry as gravel bikes, and put your body in the same position.
>>1524982I thought camping was about throwing a bunch of shit in your car and then sitting around in traffic being miserable and then sitting behind a fucking slow kia on a backroad being miserable and then pulling up to the campsite and unloading your shit and being surrounded by pajeets and russians and their screaming kids and being miserable and then waking up the following morning feeling like shit with a roaring headache and getting out of the tent to find that your car has been ransacked and the bike you brought with you taken and then looking in the mirror and seeing clotted blood all over the side of your head from when someone bashed it make sure you stayed asleep
>>1488086Gravel bikes give all the advantages of a road bike with thr benefits of a mtbIf you only want/need one bike theyre ideal but none of you believe in having just one bike.90s rigid mtb to gravel conversions are based
>>1488077Actually half my town is old cobblestone and I regret getting a rigid bike because the ride is bone-rattling sometimes. Considering a Shockstop stem.
>>1540700>Gravel bikes give all the advantages of a road bike with thr benefits of a mtbThat's not how a compromise works. You inherit some of the benefits and some of the drawbacks of either side. Gravel bikes aren't as effortless to ride on the road as road bikes, they're not as capable on tracks as mountain bikes, but they do both well enough to serve as single bike allrounders.
I like the endurance bike memeworks great as a road bike and clearance for 40 tires for winter/gravel/single track
>>1540705>inb4 "but 40mm tires are really soft and springy!!!"No they're fucking not, and you could only possibly think otherwise if you're migrating from a road bike with 25mm rubber bands. Any sort of rigid short of a fatbike maybe is a rattlefest on cobblestone.
>>1540708you could remove the fenders and run wider your straightblade disc fork is not exactly top tier comfy either.
>>1540711not to suggest you should change the fork but just as far as rigid bikes go it's not a comfy fork
Imagine being so autistic you ghostbump on slow boardsepic trole my dude, ecks dee
Look. All I gotta say, and all I've ever been saying, is that any bicycle, outside of out-and-out race/TT bikes, should be able to fit at least 32mm tires. AT LEAST.
>>1499538What's uhhhh, going on with that bar tape?
>>1544264>>1499538>logo rotated 30 degrees farther up on the right sideREDO IT
>>1493482Same here man! I want to change from flat bars to drop. Can I forgo the use of sti levers and just mount my normal brake levers? I'm not a gay who chamges gears often so those can go on the flat part.
>>1544281I was referring to the fact that the ends aren't wrapped.
>>1544296rims are stans, so they're probably just bar end inserts that some people use that are for the tubeless repair, not the actual ends of the bar
>>1488075Front suspension is unnecessary if you have the right wheels/tires.
>>1546958barrel through a big chonky rock garden at 35mph on your gravelel bike and see how it works out for you
>>1547206does a "gravel bike" have the clearance for a wheelset built for handling a rock garden at 35 mph? no. this is a mtb thing. retard.
>>1535574I'd say 3days if comfy, 2days if pushing it and about 24h if going on a deathmarch
>>1488075Wut? A road bike w/ slightly fatter tires is pretty different than some flat bar hybrid. Do you ride bikes?
>>1547206>big chonky rock garden at 35mphWhy would I do that? I'm not a a downhill troglodyte. I do ride my gravel meme machine on singletrack in the rockies, however.
>>1524982Yeah but if you actually enjoy nature it's fun. Plus hiking is great, has a similar sort of appeal as cycling and It's really easy if you have strong legs.
>>1547215>>1547520oh lol this is a roadie thread nm
>>1547666this is a gravel bike threadstop 89iq trolling
>>1524982Yeah but also you take acid
>>1524982>the entire activity is about obsessively preparingSo that's why I don't like camping.
>>1524982>>1540551the hate for camping here is both surprising and laughable. camping is for men. pic related is my gravy bike
no , camping is about being homeless on the wild.
>>1502365the more pain the knee is in the more pinache the rider has.
>>1488075Nah, the whole gravel bike thing came up because of cyclocross and because of some pro races that have gravel sections. So they tried to market it to the general public.
>>1549916Camping is for LARPing. That's only an insult if you consider LARPing to be a bad thing
gravel bikes good :D
>>1488092I am french and I agree, the 1960-1980 era was the apex of the randonneuse meme : road geometry, some clearance up to 700x32c, fenders, decent weight around 11kg. Randonneuse is peak bike for comfy ride or commuting (cheap second hand, low maintenance, upgradable with better components. The only downside was the small amount or gears on the lower end models with simplex or sachs-huret derailleurs. Nowadays this market is dominated by decathlon tribans (good too if you avoid the microshit ones).
>>1499486Here even women's old bikes (pic is my gf one) have 51 chainring. Peak performance on flat roads.
>male inadequacy complex concluded that a front suspension hybrid is unacceptable?what?
>>1499486smaller wheels with bigger chainwheel = speed stays same
>>1499538modern gravel geometry is nicer on the road modern mtb geometry is nicer on difficult trails90s rigid mtb is still versatility king
>>1488087Massive effort and only 5 cudos. Heres One more from me - nice ride!
>>1544293You could use stem shifter or bar ends. If you use mtb style shifters like rapid-fire etc you'll have limited space on the tops unless you choose really wide bars.
>>1488075I need drop bars.
>>1555841Lol I saw you in that /out/ tent thread you faggot. Do you only talk in short statementsWhy is the empty monster can cropped out here
>>1488075Suspension is unnecessary and onlys adds weight on biketheyre only useful on MTBs
>>1488076dangerously based and bikepilled
>>1555915Stepthroughs are based for gravel/touring
Gravel bikes always look like a meme to me. Drop bars and rigid fork are not practical for city or non-paved roads. It's basically just a road bike with wider tires.
>>1573246It's kind of shocking just how harsh and unpleasant the ride of hybrid tyres and cheap hybrid frames are the fork is a cope to compensate for this. you don't know what you're missing out on
>>1573250I doubt that cheap-ish gravel bike with rigid aluminium fork will be any less harsh than equally priced hybrid with suspension.And drop bars are not optimal for city riding.
>>1573263What does city riding mean? filtering traffic?
>>1573268Pretty much anything other than riding in a bike lane. You need to be able to look around easily and make quick maneuvers to avoid hitting/getting hit by something/someone, which would be easier to do with flat bars.
>>1573301it's easier to do with wide barsfiltering traffic is harder to do with wide bars
I fucking hate the ghost bumper.
>>1553154Everything is a larp then, whats your point?
>>1575568Yea, you are correct. We need a revolution. Because larping is for empty headed people without dignity. And there is no more space for real human life. We need real life. Consider reading biology, deep ecology and some basic psychology. You may begin easy best seller Industrial Society and It's Future from Theodore Kazcynski.
>>1575595Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and continue to live in a society that grants me easy access to literature and modern medical science. I hope you have fun returning to monkey by yourself though. I'd find it hard to find fulfillment in the power process while freezing to death in the canadian wilderness, but that's just me personally.
>>1575476keep seething, trannyjanny
>>1488076Based.>b-b-but the geniuses engineers made gravel bike absolutelly purpose built so they have the bb 0.5 cm. higher than your adapted useless bike! No! you can't enjoy riding if you don't follow the latest trend!Cry me some more tears, bunch of faggots.
>>1488075I spent a fucking decade city commuting on 28mm while DREAMING of a bike that could fit 40mm with similar geometry. CX craze helped a bit, but I wished for "all road" style bikes forever and I would never write them off as just a gimmick. They are perfect for urban commuters who go relatively fast
Honestly I just got a gravel bike 2 weeks ago and I dont regret a single thing. For people like me in a country like Ireland where none of the roads I cycle on are paved a hybrid is amazing to use. Most of my cycles are on and off proper roads and I would recommend a gravel bike to anybody else in a backwards rural area like me.
pick to go with what I said
>>1583888retard. shoulda just 90s rigid slix
customer shows upuhh I want fast efficient bike.. with a flat bar,>ok just right here an hybridcan that fit ticker tires ?>those calipers can only take 28 mm tires & chain stays are also too close together for much bigger tires>hav a look at this other bike takes 38x700 tires uses mini v brakescan hop curbs ?ended up finding the lightest 26 inch mtb frame I could find then put some triple walled rims on it and 1.5 inch tires
>>1583984It's honestly not a great meme. Rides like shit and heavy as fuck. A fantastic beater don't get me wrong, but it's not a substitute for an actual decent bike made this decade.
>>1586545What the fuck are you even talking about?
>>1488087Holy shit, literally the length of a flight. Must've been a beautiful ride through comfy countryside yeah?
>>1589096you shut the fuck up it's a great meme. ride/lurk more
>>1595211lol "lurk more" because listening to you retards will do anything besides make me stupider Have fun in your shit-bike club
>>1595224are you not even 5% tempted to try and buy a high tier one and restore it and put your beliefs under scrutiny? you'd make all your money back if you didn't like it in the end