My setup is pretty roadie because I use this bike mostly on gravel, asphalt, sand, etc. roads. I took the bike completely apart and rebuilt it to my liking. The original GRX 600 groupset was ok, used it for 1000+ km until I got the 105 Di2 12-s groupset.Agent041 wrote: ↑Sat Nov 25, 2023 5:02 pmI see that you have Addict Gravel 30. Will receive mine in few days, and will also do lots of changes. More like road setup. Could you share what handlebar and what stem did you get, so you can easely also do the same internal routing for hydraulics. Did you also had to change the spacers beneth the stem?
Also, I thought the stem lenght on size L is 103mm?
The stem and the handlebar are
Stem: Syncros RR 1.5 (https://www.syncros.com/za/en/product/s ... r-1-5-stem), 110 mm (the same length as the original stem)
Handlebar: Nonflared road Syncros Creston 1.5 Compact (https://www.syncros.com/us/en/product/s ... -handlebar), 440 mm
I have tried some flared handlebars and they are not for me.
The internal routing of the brake hoses through the stem and handlebar was not as difficult as I thought, but it took its time as I hadn't done this before. The 105 chainrings have plenty of clearance to the frame. Also no problem running the stock 45 mm tyres. There is plenty of space between the tyre and the front derailleur/chain. The bike originally came with Praxis Alba gravel chainset and because it has a 28/30 mm axle, I replaced the bottom bracket with a standard 24 mm Shimano road BB.
The one issue I have is the stem cap. The Syncros stem came with spacers that need to be used with the stem and the stem cap, but I can't get the magnetic plastic cover of the cap to fit when the cap is in place. I have hacked/bodged this by removing the stem cap after tightening the stem bolts. If I don't do this, the plastic cover will not sit flush with the top of the stem. Is there a special cap/expander bolt that should be used?
It is now -10 C and full winter here so the bike is equipped with 38 mm studded winter tyres for the next 4-5 months.