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Hey all,
After some time off racing last year, I’ve been thinking about my relationship with riding and training. Racing has been fun for the past 15 years…but I’m a bit done with the absolute focus it requires and I want to get back to riding for fun.
To that end, I want to buy a gravel bike for next spring. Living in Utah, there are a HUGE variety of options to combine road and trail riding into single epic adventures (plus, cars suck).
I have absolutely ZERO experience with gravel bikes and I need help deciding on a good entry point.
My team rides Scott/BMC, so I’d prefer to stick to one of those brands (cheaper), but I’m not set on that.
What is a good price point for gravel bikes? I might do some races, but it would mostly be for fun. I want to find a good balance of performance without breaking the bank. I don’t want to lug a 50 pound chonker up the mountains, but I surely don’t need to spend 10K on the top-end. What have you all found is a good price point? Since I don’t know the equipment and specifics, I can’t really use my general knowledge without doubting myself
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Honestly I think a lot of people on here buy crazy expensive bikes. I think you can get these very decent bike for less than $2k. Even that seems high to me, but prices have gone up, and there don’t seem to be any good offers around.
However, I’d more think about the features and parts you want, and then see if there is something that fits. Things like frame material, groupset, wheels, geometry and tyre clearance.
 
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