pmac
Any thoughts on this bike?  I'm considering it for some gravel/dirt touring.  Yes, I know its Nashbar and Mongoose, but for the $1,200 price, the specs look great.  Carbon fork, hydo discs, 105 components, thru axles, tubeless ready alex rims with WTB nano 40c tires, rack mounts.  The color is a bit unusual, but I could live with that.


http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_595066_-1___
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laserrobottime
The specs look good! With 25% off today that's a damn fine rig.
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Jfkbike2
looks like a very good deal. 
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GSPChilliwack
That's a great spec at the sale price. I ordered a leftover 2015 Raleigh Willard 2 yesterday for $999 and I got a $300 "money card" as well from Jenson. Would live hydros and through axles, but couldn't say no to the deal.
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Erik_A
Good deal, and since most aluminum bikes are made in the same Taiwanese factories and then re-branded, I wouldn't worry about the Mongoose label. It is probabally a Kinesis...
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piggybladder
Do Alex rims have a better rep in the gravel world? They're universally disliked in the mtb world as they quickly gained a reputation for buckling really easily.
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