jameso replied to the topic New bike, cobble together from old for a gravel tour (please, shoot me now…) in the forum Bike Forum 16 hours ago
Camino de Santiago trip next year which from what I can gather is mostly unpaved/gravel
Mostly yes but for a good chunk of it I was glad to be on a rigid 29er on 2.2s, makes some sense esp if carrying much kit. Quite a lot of rougher farm tracks and fast downhills. There’s a section that is like a rocky Alpine downhill.
Either way it’s a bit O…
jameso replied to the topic What's hot in the world of rigid steel bikes these days? in the forum Bike Forum 17 hours ago
It will ask the question of whether you really need suspension, it defies logic and sets the bar even higher in what a rigid bike is capable of.
I’d say the same about the Jones, if you’re committed to a rigid bike it’s been the benchmark for a long time. Not cheap but very well made and the fork / front wheel combo is something else. Worth a…[Read more]