Can’t find @Jorgan Frankein bike post, How is the bike?
So who else has a great non race bike? A tourer, tandem, or classic?
I am absolutely loving my Frankein bike. Who needs a modern gravel bike
Was a little concerned that lack of disc brakes would leave me floundering behind modern bikes on the descents, however, all concerns were unfounded, in the dry at least, my frankein bike is fantastic on big gravel descents, silent braking too, unlike those horrible disc brakes, that always shriek when they get hot on big descents
Not sure if it is the 26’’ wheels, good geometry or Titanium frame, but I am amazed how well bike descends, it feels totally predictable, modern bikes are not really any better
Shimano GRX 1x11 setup is amazing, first time I have actually liked a 1x setup, 40 tooth chanset and 11-46 cassette, can maintain 40kph on flat and 50kph downhill, while giving a nice low gear for big climbs (I’m not sure that a lower gear would ever be useful). Its amazing how many of my club mates have spent thousands on high end Gravel bikes that don’t have gearing to do any decent climbs, what is the point?