The Crankbrothers Highline goes gravel and XC

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Mototarka's picture
3 weeks 4 days ago

mylesrants wrote:
Dont understand. just dont understand. What descent will you be doing on the gravel bike where this would be a thing. perhaps the downhill home to get your mtb?

I ride my gravel in the same gnarly places as any MTB'er would. It's probably the best do it all bike ever - 700x28 wheels for road, 700x42 for gravel, 650x50 for MTB stuff. It's definitely slower on rough stuff without suspension, but keeps my riding skills sharp and I'm not racing any way...

3 weeks 4 days ago

MTB Refugee wrote:

Completely agree - this is the main reason to run one on a gravel bike (or even for XC MTB). Plus they work well for sharply sloping frames like the Mason ISO. Means you can get your weight back if it starts to get really steep

 

 

mylesrants wrote:

 

 

Dont understand. just dont understand. What descent will you be doing on the gravel bike where this would be a thing. perhaps the downhill home to get your mtb?

 

 

 

I ride my gravel bike setup for the road i.e. the saddle is at optimum height for peddling. Some of the offroad trails that I ride would be considered more MTB than gravel and I'd certainly benefit from dropping the saddle 25-50mm to give more room to move about on the bike. Dropping 100-150mm for instance would be a waste for me, but a short drop seat post would be really nice.

 

3 weeks 5 days ago

mylesrants wrote:

 

Dont understand. just dont understand. What descent will you be doing on the gravel bike where this would be a thing. perhaps the downhill home to get your mtb?

 

I ride my gravel bike setup for the road i.e. the saddle is at optimum height for peddling. Some of the offroad trails that I ride would be considered more MTB than gravel and I'd certainly benefit from dropping the saddle 25-50mm to give more room to move about on the bike. Dropping 100-150mm for instance would be a waste for me, but a short drop seat post would be really nice.

3 weeks 5 days ago

Dont understand. just dont understand. What descent will you be doing on the gravel bike where this would be a thing. perhaps the downhill home to get your mtb?