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Saracen Levarg

luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
edited November 2018 in Road general
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Looks interesting to me...a production 650b gravel bike with front suspension. There, I've said it :wink:

Was closely tempted by the Cannondale Slate, but I think this looks a better bet. Lot of dosh for Sram Apex 1x though.

Not sure I should have posted this in "Road General" either!
Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...

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  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,591
    I agree that this looks better than the Slate.

    That's not hard as the Slate is the ugliest production bike available at the moment. Uuugh. :shock:






    In my very humble opinion of course. :wink:
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,787
    I like the slate a lot, but this looks decent too.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
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  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
    Actually when I looked at the Saracen site the cheaper non-suspended versions look good too, think they start at £1100 with carbon forks and 650b WTB Byway tyres.
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,233
    There are definitely some cheaper gravel bikes appearing now. Whoop

    That bike looks like it would be great for rides around Dartmoor down 'ere!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,857
    The suspension version could be the perfect Dirty Reiver bike. That model is pretty pricy though. Shame it's not full hydraulics on the SL one.
  • luv2ride wrote:

    Not sure I should have posted this in "Road General" either!

    Need a gravel bike section :D

    If that handles anything like a Slate it will be a decent bike.
    “Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Hunter S Thompson
  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Gravel bikes are basically cx bikes but more trendy and hipster.
  • Do a google search for "mountain bike with drop bars", then go into the shed and dig out your old hardtail, fit your old bars and save yourself some money. This is not new. Cross bikes are not new. A few femtometre geometry tweaks for marketing purposes do not a new class of bike make.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Do a google search for "mountain bike with drop bars", then go into the shed and dig out your old hardtail, fit your old bars and save yourself some money. This is not new. Cross bikes are not new. A few femtometre geometry tweaks for marketing purposes do not a new class of bike make.

    This exactly.

    In fact I may do this to my old Ridgeback Storm that is in the loft and cut around on it this winter looking far more handsome, dapper and cooler than all of you lot.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Alpinestars made a gravel bike 28yrs ago.

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54224

    Aplinestars Xross

    Nice paint job too.
  • Moonbiker wrote:
    Alpinestars made a gravel bike 28yrs ago.

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54224

    Aplinestars Xross

    Nice paint job too.
    I cannot unsee the chap with the moustache.
  • Moonbiker wrote:
    Alpinestars made a gravel bike 28yrs ago.

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54224

    Aplinestars Xross

    Nice paint job too.
    I cannot unsee the chap with the moustache.

    Oooh, where can I get some of those yellow shorts from?! In fact, where can I buy all of them? And then burn them. And then bury the ashes at the bottom of a really, really deep pit.
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