On One - Free Ranger (Gravel Build) - 8.68Kg

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stevec1975
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by stevec1975

Inquisitive about this gravel stuff, I thought I should jump on the band wagon..

I chose the On One as it is amazing value for money (Full GRX 810 2 x 11 group, decent frame etc)

Most of the parts it comes with are quite heavy, raiding the parts bin/aliexpress has helped with that, taking 1kg to start with..

Stock Parts:
Selcof Zeta Bars - 322g swapped for FSA Carbon - 200g
Seclof Zeta Post - 291g swapped for Elita One - 105g
Selle Monza Saddle - 241g swapped for Aliexpress Carbon 112g

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Will look to change the wheels at some point, the idea being I have 2 sets, one with fat road tires (winter commuting) and the other with gravel tires for blasting around

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Lovely, enjoy every minute of it!
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by dunkdafunk

stevec1975 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Inquisitive about this gravel stuff, I thought I should jump on the band wagon..

I chose the On One as it is amazing value for money (Full GRX 810 2 x 11 group, decent frame etc)

Most of the parts it comes with are quite heavy, raiding the parts bin/aliexpress has helped with that, taking 1kg to start with..

Stock Parts:
Selcof Zeta Bars - 322g swapped for FSA Carbon - 200g
Seclof Zeta Post - 291g swapped for Elita One - 105g
Selle Monza Saddle - 241g swapped for Aliexpress Carbon 112g

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Note: Darker blue weights are based on Internet analysis, lighter blue are actual weights

Will look to change the wheels at some point, the idea being I have 2 sets, one with fat road tires (winter commuting) and the other with gravel tires for blasting around
I know this is a few months old, but just wondering how you're getting on with the Free Ranger?
I'm looking at getting one as they seem amazing value.

Any problems so far???

Cheers :)

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by jbaillie

Beautiful, On One are absolutely ridiculous value.

stevec1975
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by stevec1975

@dunkdafunk:
Absolutely loving the free ranger, apart from an initial problem with the headset coming loose (my fault to be honest). It tracks well, climbs amazingly well and corners/descends at speed with ease, I have only done about about 400 miles on it so far though, but super happy with the purchase.
Some of the default components are heavy, but perfectly functional, so you may look at swapping them if your interested in weight (as you are on WW, I guess so!)

I plan to get another set of wheels with 28mm Conti5000's on and use as my winter bike, it's no slouch on the roads with Gravel Kings but proper road tyres will make it 99.9% a proper road bike too.

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by dunkdafunk

Cheers for the reply.
I plan to do exactly the same. I've got a few spare sets of wheels so will stick some large winter road tyres on (was thinking 32/35mm) along with some decent mudguards and use it for winter duties.
I'd ideally like to be able to keep the mudguards on with the off-road tyres over the winter as can imagine it'll be agro to keep removing.

I'll swap the saddle/seatpost/stem/bars which will save a few grams and it should hopefully be a good all-rounder.

Cheers.

stevec1975
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by stevec1975

Still loving this bike:

Few minor tweaks to parts and position, but super happy with it!

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by bobodaclown

@stevec1975 it looks really nice, you ridden it on road at all?

stevec1975
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by stevec1975

@bobodaclown: Yes, The gravel around here is interspersed with some lengthy road sections, I can happily ride along at a few mph slower than my normal bike (the tyres are a bit draggy) - the plan is for this to be my commute bike, with a change of tyres to 28mm Conti 5000's (if I ever get back into the office) - Position wise, it is a fairly similar setup to my other bikes so have not noticed much difference, slightly less sprightly, but putting that down the the tyres..

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by kroem

Looking nice!
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by ReactoScultura

Thats a very clean bike!
Look at that chain!

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by bobodaclown

@stevec1975
Brilliant it looks really nice. That sounds positive re once you change out the tyres.
I have a Carbonda frame just arrived and am slowly getting the parts together for it, to do a winter/commuting build. Hoping it will be a reasonably quickish bike for that useage with guards.
So far have a set of I9 hubs on Lightbicycle rims and a selection of 'bargain' ww components such as the Uno stem and some 3t bars mixed with items like the hellbender headset. I cannot decide on groupset.. Ultegra or Force or GRX.

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