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1 hour ago, TheX said:

Yep, SN is pretty much perfect for the Kona.

I might have I saw you out there. I was the guy that confirmed you were on SN.

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36 minutes ago, Barry said:

I might have I saw you out there. I was the guy that confirmed you were on SN.

Haha, after my wrong turn and ending up at FR512 jump area, I wasn't sure.

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My Ti frame-up gravel build - many hundreds of miles on her at this point.

 

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That's hawt! Some front squish would be nice.

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31 minutes ago, TAF said:

My Ti frame-up gravel build

LAUFMAO. In a good way.

EVIL says it can't be done, but some folks have put the Lauf Grit on the ChamoisHagar and it doesn't make a huge geo difference from the stock fork (slightly steeper HTA and very slightly lower BB). I may give it an expensive go at some point. 

What they said couldn't be done:

 

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That Lauf fork looks like a fun project. $800 test isn't that bad.

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I'm spending way too much time looking at Lauf forks. Too bad they don't have a loaner program.

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17 hours ago, TheX said:

I'm spending way too much time looking at Lauf forks. Too bad they don't have a loaner program.

You could also run a 80x100mm XC fork on the Jake.

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5 minutes ago, Chief said:

You could also run a 80x100mm XC fork on the Jake.

Yeah, but I'd like to spend some time with the Lauf. Curiosity can be expensive.  

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This is happening now.

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Twin Six Standard Rando with EBB. 42/17 gear.

No miles at all on it yet. Probably need a trim a little more off the top of the fork.

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8 hours ago, mack_turtle said:

This is happening now.

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Twin Six Standard Rando with EBB. 42/17 gear.

No miles at all on it yet. Probably need a trim a little more off the top of the fork.

Those tires look nice and plump. What size are they? 

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2 hours ago, AntonioGG said:

Rainmaker!

That's actually why I own a "gravel bike," so.I have something to ride when the trails are muddy.

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7 hours ago, mack_turtle said:

WTB Ventures

I love the performance of my WTB Venture 700×50s. I'm on my second pair after 1100 miles. The traction and rolling speed is counter intuitive but killer. And holly hell they corner awesome on singletrack. But they're paper mache when it comes to rocks. You'll get a sidewall rip if you become rock adjacent. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 10:21 AM, TheX said:

Yep, SN is pretty much perfect for the Kona. I think a single speed would be great out there too. I took a wrong turn about half a mile in, and ended up at the FR 512 area. The Karoo got me back on track.

 

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You can easily add more miles out there and tie in to BC from there. Like Chief and St B mentioned , there are numerous loops and options around SN and 

depending on how you choose to string them together you can get 8-12 fun miles.

And yea , great for a SS there. My Frankenbike with drops is a SS and she does beautiful. 

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17 hours ago, Cafeend said:

 

You can easily add more miles out there and tie in to BC from there. Like Chief and St B mentioned , there are numerous loops and options around SN and 

depending on how you choose to string them together you can get 8-12 fun miles.

And yea , great for a SS there. My Frankenbike with drops is a SS and she does beautiful. 

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By connecting SN with BC I can usually get 15-20 miles in depending on which trails I ride. That's leaving from the house and making a loop. 

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here's the basis of a 15-20 "gravel" loop around SATN. I could include the gravel paths inside Circle C Metro Park and the Veloway trails to make it over 20 miles. Most of Bauerle and Canterbury would be fine as well if you skip the rockier sections. I opted for roads instead of the Firehouse-area trails, but most of that terrain is fine on this bike. I could have done a lap around SCNP and Whirlpool/ Valero Loop to add some miles as well. I just know to skip stuff like Stonewall and Repo Cycle on this bike.

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I like most of SATN on a gravel bike. Hell, I vastly prefer the 45 median trails on a gravel bike over a trail bike.

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