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  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 17:17:05 262 posts
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    in full touring/bikepacking setup
  • mothercruncher 29 Jun 2020 17:19:56 17,746 posts
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    But how can you get rad off sweet jumps with all that stuff strapped on?
  • christourlord 29 Jun 2020 17:23:29 2,766 posts
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    Yeah Iíd struggle to tailwhip that to be honest.
  • elstoof 29 Jun 2020 17:42:54 25,682 posts
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    I binned off my gravel bike, it wasnít quick enough on road and wasnít very good off road either so I only rode it about 4 times. Dirty Reiver was fun though. Swapped it for a road disc frame instead
  • SnackPlissken 29 Jun 2020 18:31:38 1,858 posts
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    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 18:40:38 262 posts
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    no reason a scout can't be your gravel bike tbf
  • andytheadequate 29 Jun 2020 19:32:30 9,151 posts
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    tadejpogacar wrote:
    my gravel bike (pinnacle arkose D3) = winter road bike; commuter; pub bike; touring bike; for use on light trails; and....... actually riding gravel.

    couple it with a nice light summer bike, it's a near-perfect setup
    I think a commuter bike is the third type of bike that I will allow in my new draconian cycling dictatorship, assuming it's used regularly. But at that point it's a mode of transport rather than just leisure so makes a lot of sense.
  • andytheadequate 29 Jun 2020 19:33:21 9,151 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
    What bike do you currently have? Would it be an upgrade? Second hand bikes are selling for a lot at the moment so you could sell your current one and buy a Scout? It looks like a nice bike and will be really versatile. Put some fast tyres and firm up the suspension, it'll practically be a gravel bike. Or some beefy tyres and a good fork and you'll have a super capable mtb.

    Edited by andytheadequate at 19:34:37 29-06-2020
  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 19:36:32 262 posts
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    get two sets of wheels for my arkose (700c with 28mm tyres; 650b with 50mm tyres) and I could probably do away with the nice summer bike. it's got internal cable routing for a dynamo too - which would make it a great TCR bike... would be a plenty capable CX bike too

    only thing it doesn't have is teh aeros

    Edited by tadejpogacar at 19:40:20 29-06-2020
  • SnackPlissken 29 Jun 2020 20:10:07 1,858 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
    What bike do you currently have? Would it be an upgrade? Second hand bikes are selling for a lot at the moment so you could sell your current one and buy a Scout? It looks like a nice bike and will be really versatile. Put some fast tyres and firm up the suspension, it'll practically be a gravel bike. Or some beefy tyres and a good fork and you'll have a super capable mtb.
    Saracen Mantra. To be honest Iím just jealous after my girlfriend got a Cube Attention... new bike envy. A shop near me stocks Nukeproof but I imagine theyíll all out of stock. I can wait and save up for maybe the next one up from what I wanted.
  • tadejpogacar 1 Jul 2020 17:13:37 262 posts
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    what is a good hard tail mountain bike for someone who has no idea what they are doing but wants to use it for some trails and rougher bikepacking - I want hydraulic discs, tubeless ready rims, and all the mounts that are possible. willing to consider 700£ but would prefer 450-550£

    I like the look of the 2021 rockhoppers - the paint is nice on the comp and sport but they don't have tubeless ready rims whyyyyyyyyy
  • SnackPlissken 1 Jul 2020 17:39:23 1,858 posts
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    Nukeproof Scout 275 Race.
  • gamecat 1 Jul 2020 17:46:08 977 posts
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    The £700 Rockhopper(Elite) comes with tubeles ready rims.
  • gamecat 1 Jul 2020 17:47:58 977 posts
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    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBOOBZ29SX/on-one-bootzipper-29er-sram-sx-mountain-bike

    Overbudget & rigid forks, but looks very 'bike-pack' to me
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