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Matt is an endurance nut who loves big rides and big events. Former full time racer and 24hr event specialist but now happy riding off-road on gravel bikes or XC mountain bikes and exploring the mountains and hills of Mid Wales.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

huntswheelers wrote:

 

To think that could have been much better with the right gearing..... the Triban at least goes someway to work a Gravel gear set up. 1 x 10 on that would have been a good compromise on this Voodoo to be honest, even Forme and Cannondale are going Advent x on Gravel bikes. Personally I have my own 2x10 set up... 532% range but in the main the inner ring is a get out of trouble or bikepacking loaded ratios....as mostly unloaded it is a 1x10 on Gravel, sand, bridleways etc. I guess the thing is, there is no right or wrong gearing for Gravel.....I build many for customers to their needs I've only got a few the same. Many come in are stock bikes which often need help and mostly up front, sometimes they need front and back sorting. Ride Safe and.....there is no "right" gear set up, I do wish manufacturers would give you more options to choose at purchase....

 

I dont think 32-34 is particularly overgeared considering GRX only gets you to 30-34 in Double mode and is in line with its fire road oriented uses.

Having said that if at this price if losing the double and front mech paid for tubeless it would be a sacrifice I'd take in a heartbeat.

Geometry is in line with fast All roaders like the Fairlight Strael or Reilly Gradient.

Really dont understand the road hill gearing comment when most road bikes come far more overgeared.

I'd be more interested in how the Sora STI worked off road when hanging on for grim death on a downhill.  2 biggest game changers for gravel bikes imo are good grippy shifters and tubeless tyre pressures.

1 month 3 weeks ago

To think that could have been much better with the right gearing..... the Triban at least goes someway to work a Gravel gear set up. 1 x 10 on that would have been a good compromise on this Voodoo to be honest, even Forme and Cannondale are going Advent x on Gravel bikes. Personally I have my own 2x10 set up... 532% range but in the main the inner ring is a get out of trouble or bikepacking loaded ratios....as mostly unloaded it is a 1x10 on Gravel, sand, bridleways etc. I guess the thing is, there is no right or wrong gearing for Gravel.....I build many for customers to their needs I've only got a few the same. Many come in are stock bikes which often need help and mostly up front, sometimes they need front and back sorting. Ride Safe and.....there is no "right" gear set up, I do wish manufacturers would give you more options to choose at purchase....

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