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CX / Gravel Breezer Radar Pro 2020

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram Hengeveld, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

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    Has been a while since I have posted here on CD. Have been very busy with other projects but have still been cycling in 2020, albeit a lot less in the first quarter of the year than planned due to an injury. (making up for it in the coming six months :))

    Sold my two Canyon's (Ultimate and Inflite) and moved away from carbon to steel! Bought an "adventure bike" the Breezer Radar Pro, which is basically a monster cross bike, aka a cross / gravel bike with room for big tyres.

    I am running 2.1 inch XC 29er tyres from Vittoria on them and I am touring mostly off the pavement nowadays exploring forests, gravel, singletracks and amazing trails. Can't say I miss the speed of the road bike and during this COVID-19 crisis this is the perfect bike to ride solo in areas without other people.
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  2. Orione532

    Orione532 Senior Member

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    nice ride mate!
    the thing doesn't convince me is the steel fork. I usually am a "metal fan" but I always had a carbon fork. I am pretty sure that my next bike will be a (possibly stainless) steel one
     
  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

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    I have heard that before but so far I have never heard what is wrong with a steel fork. You can debate the looks for sure as a nice carbon fork will probably look better but what else are the advantages of a carbon fork?
     
  4. Orione532

    Orione532 Senior Member

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    well I felt a big improvement in change my bike, the difference is the sharpness in high speed corners.

    I also had a mixed carbon / alloy fork on the road bike. This one is way better.

    For the usage I'm doing now (a.k.a. tour with my wife) I could probably have a bamboo fork and don't feel any difference :D
     
  5. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

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    Ah yeah for a road bike for sure but I am mostly off the pavement nowadays with this bike. I hear people saying that a carbon fork is more comfortable but i dont buy that to be honest. Carbon is way stiffer than steel so that must be just marketing talk that it smoothens out the ride :)

    But yeah, cant argue with the looks argument. Carbon forks look the bomb and that would be the most important reason to upgrade :)
     

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