wtd: adventure / gravel for long commute - advice solicited

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  • Well.. equilibriums exist in S.M,L,XL, it's a large with sloping geometry, so effective top tube is above 56... but the medium is below. re-guards, i had 32mm gravelking slicks under 40mm kinesis mudguards, it's about as big as you can get.

  • I have a Genesis Equilibrium disc frame (steel frame, carbon fork) in large which I might sell. Tyre size is not an issue. I have 35c on it quite comfortably, with room to spare.

  • I’ve bought a Trek Checkpoint ALR5 for a very similar purpose, 50km into and out of London once/twice per week, plus towpaths/tracks at weekends.

    For reference the alu frame/carbon fork combo with 40mm tyres @ 40psi is far comfier than my Domane 6.2 with 30mm tyres tubeless @ 70psi.

  • Throwing my hat into the ring I've got a large 2018 Arkose that'll fit the bill. Full hydro Sram Apex 1x11, two wheelsets, pretty good nick. Only selling as it's too small for me at 1.85m

  • @HughG what's it like to do that ride multiple times per week? I'm afraid my legs will fall off.

    Oh yeah... I'm talking 50 miles not kilo

  • @radar71 My legs fall off doing both ways twice a week. Haven’t managed to do it often, and often train back middle of the day to the office.

  • My BMC in the classifieds has rack mounts and takes 35mm tyres.

    In many ways I prefer it to my Croix de fer

  • @HughG I bet LOL. I won't be doing that.

  • Hi all thanks for the comments. I’ll be looking for either a crois de fer or equilibrium. Disc and in very good condition. Let me know if you have one to sell. 54-56cm for 180cm human rider.


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wtd: adventure / gravel for long commute - advice solicited

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