Bianchi XR3 disk a good gravel option?

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

I have way too many bikes, but non are disk :lol: . Well at least non on my road bikes. I just saw the Bianchi Oltre XR3 disk which I could get for under $3500 out the door through my dealer. I love the look in black with the celeste highlights even though I have the XR4 in celeste matte. I would use the bike for long social rides (60-100 miles) and some gravel rides. Please talk me out of it.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

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silvalis
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by silvalis

What's the tyre clearance like?
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Noctiluxx
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silvalis wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:19 am
What's the tyre clearance like?
Looks like its only 28mm.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

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silvalis
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by silvalis

I guess it depends how gnarly your gravel is :D

I really like the colour scheme too, but don't think I'd get it as a gravel bike. 28 is a bit limiting.
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Marin
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For allroad/gravel you want 35mm, so no.

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