• Also just realised that the tyre size on that BikeCad is wrong; those are 2.1's in the drawing but it'll be taking 700x45's so the guards will actually fit ;)

    Components as they stand:

    Fork: Salsa Waxwing
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Stem: Whisky
    Bars: Whisky

    Groupset: Shimano GRX 1x

    Wheels: Chris King to DT Swiss
    Tyres: WTB Riddler 45c

    Saddle: Fizik Arione
    Seatpost: Salsa
    Bar Tape: Fizik

    Got some King Cage anything cages and bottle cages too. Plan is to run without a frame bag for bike packing; saddle bag, dry bags on fork and bar bag only. Pedals will be whatever I dig out of the cupboard first, probably some old Time ATACs.

    I've never had a gravel bike that I've been happy with. My previous Soma Wolverine And Surly Ogre were great bikes but neither of them felt inspirational to ride. I'm confident this is going to hit the spot.