Best gravel bike for 2024 (fast ones)

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some good gravel frameset?

cervelo aspero 5
18
12%
bmc kaius
16
10%
vitus venon
4
3%
specialized crux
31
20%
trek checkpoint
7
5%
canyon grail
10
7%
factor ls
3
2%
factor ostro gravel
29
19%
ridley kanzo fast
10
7%
other?
25
16%
 
Total votes: 153

kervelo
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by kervelo

req110 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2024 6:04 pm
How much better is aspero 5 over regular aspero?

There is a good deal for brand new classic aspero in my favourite matte black, rival xplr, carbon seatpost/handlebars, reserve carbon wheels, for 3570 eur.
The Cervelo US site lists some Aspero-5 models 25% and 40% off. I wonder if similar discounts are coming to to the EU market too.

skinnybex
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by skinnybex

My Aspero and my Aspero 5
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23’ Cervelo Soloist / 6.88kg - 1x Crit Bike
22' Cervelo R5 / 6.35kg - Climbing Bike
22' Cervelo Caledonia 5 / 7.55kg - Travel Bike
21' Cervelo Aspero / 8.06kg - Gravel Travel Bike
23' Cervelo Aspero 5 / 8.25kg - Gravel Race Bike

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Agent041
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by Agent041

Would put Addict Gravel on the list as well. Excellent gravel frame. Had previously Canyon Grizl, and Addict Gravel is also very smooth on the gravel, but off course at the same time more stiff and responsive, as it is a dedicated racing gravel bike.

njleach
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by njleach

Time ADHX 45 - 7.6kg (size M) w/ pedals and 120ml of sealant:
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ViperFFM
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by ViperFFM

A roadbike with 35mm tyre clearance
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twoangstroms
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by twoangstroms

Nothing like a Lauf with some cush? I did find I could PR stretches locally after adding a Redshift stem. But I'm a terrible descender (even when I raced mountain bikes, I'd love time there).

Salespunk
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by Salespunk

Have you considered the new Roubaix? Road bike geo with 40 mm tire clearance I believe.

pushpush
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by pushpush

No stigmata or hakka on your list?

twoangstroms
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by twoangstroms

I have a Hakka MX and really like it, but it doesn't seem built for speed. However, it's the only gravel bike I've ever ridden.

pushpush
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by pushpush

I see more stigs and hakkas around than any other gravel bikes. I don't own one myself but I probably will eventually.

req110
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by req110

pushpush wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2024 6:30 am
No stigmata or hakka on your list?
No thank you. None of them is inspiring to me.
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JHeiro
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by JHeiro

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My gravel bike fleet consists of (among others) 3T Exploro Racemax, Ridley Kanzo Fast, S-Works Crux & S-Works Diverge STR. I don't really race gravel (only road ITTs), but have been to several gravel sportives, and done plenty of fast gravel riding on all the bikes mentioned above.

Based on my experience it's entirely up to what kind of gravel roads you ride. The gravel roads around where I live are mostly flat and quite smooth, there's no need for anything more than 40mm tire. For this kind of riding my pick is the Ridley Kanzo Fast. It has more tire clearance than Exploro, is more comfortable, and I like the handling more.

If I lived in a more mountaineous are my pick would probably be the Crux. It's snappy, light and playful, and excels on gravel climbs. When the climbs are technical, the Diverge STR has a clear advantage, even if it weighs some 1400g more than the Crux. I'll be riding The Traka 360 in Girona, Spain in the beginning of May this year, and for rough gravel and long distance the Diverge STR is a clear pick.

gurk700
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by gurk700

I'm on the same boat about Supersix SE / CX.
If they ever change it to non-Ai, I'm swapping the Aspero to that in a heartbeat cause I friggin love the looks and I'm sure it's a good performer. Not to say Aspero isn't amazing.

My votes would be Aspero, BMC and Factor off of that list.

req110
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by req110

The kanzo fast is good looking. I am riding 56cm SL8, but i would opt for size S kanzo fast.
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bmCube
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by bmCube

I've an aspero and a factor ls, with almost the same setup you want (roval alpinist cockpit, seatpost, 45 mm wheels, but with grx di2 and ekar groupsets) I'm selling my aspero, because I like the factor a little more.

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