My New Gravel Build!

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RichP
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by RichP

Hey Gang!

I’m new to the forum on the posting front but have lurked for a while grabbing bits of inspiration.

Here’s my newly built and specked Gravel Bike which I’m really happy with.

All based around a Merckx Strasbourg 71 (XL) alloy frame set that I picked up for peanuts.

The groupset is Campagnolo Record (taken from another bike) with a Veloci cassette (13-29). I’m running compact 50-34.

Wheels are Cero disc wheels.
Tyres are Challenge Alzamo (35mm)

Brakes are TRP,s mechanical.

Seat post is an Ergon split-leaf (incredible piece of kit).

Bars & Stem are Deda Elementi.

I’ve been a roadie for 10 years but just fancied giving this a try but I didn’t want something off the shelf. So sourced and researched and came up with this.

Had a few rides and I love it. Feels fast and is SUPER comfortable.

Anyway, hope you like it!

Rich
(Peak District, UK).
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Love it, great looking bike. How do the mechanical disc brakes feel?
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by RichP

They’re fine, although in fairness I’m used to rim brakes.
Stopping power seems good although I’m going to upgrade to some better quality pads than the ones that came with them.

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