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Cyclocross and Gravel Bikes: What's the difference? 

Some people might just say that it is a marketing scam, but there are real differences between CX bikes and Gravel bikes. Can you grind on a 'cross bike? Of course. Can you cross race on a grinder? Sure. But there are differences. 

Cyclocross bikes are designed for racing, and therefore they will typically be slightly more agile bikes. Steeper headtube angles, shorter wheelbases, and higher BBs make them quicker handling. Companies also route cables so they don't get in the way when shouldering the bike, and true race bikes won't have superfluous rack and fender mounts (to save weight). Some don't even have bottle cage bolts. 

Gravel bikes usually have longer wheelbases and slightly more relaxed geometries with lower BBs. This makes them a little more stable at higher speeds (think riding downhill on the road). They also usually have more tire clearance so you can run 40 or 42mm tires, and fender and rack mounts. Gravel Grinders tend to be a little more comfortable, designed for the long, rough rides. 

Come on into the shop and we'll be happy to talk about both. We can also give you maps of some super fun gravel rides throughout central Oregon, courtesy of dirtyfreehub.com

Scott Speedster Gravel 20
$2,699.99
The SCOTT Speedster Gravel 20 is your one-stop-shop for when the path gets less traveled. Comfortable geometry for all-day rides, room for big tires, and fully internal cable routing make this a great option for those looking to take it off road! KEY FEATURES - Speedster Gravel Disc Alloy Frame - Speedster Gravel Carbon Disc Fork - Shimano GRX RX600/800 Disc, 22 Speed - Syncros Race X25 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires
Scott Speedster Gravel 10
$3,499.99
The SCOTT Speedster Gravel 10 is your one-stop shop for when the path gets less traveled. Comfortable geometry for all-day rides, room for big tires, and fully internal cable routing make this a great option for those looking to take it off road! - Speedster Gravel Disc Alloy Frame - Speedster Gravel Carbon Disc Fork - SRAM RIVAL AXS 1x12 Speed - Syncros Race X25 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires
Scott Speedster Gravel 30
$2,199.99
The SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 is your one-stop-shop for when the path gets less traveled. Comfortable geometry for all-day rides, room for big tires, and fully internal cable routing make this a great option for those looking to take it off road! KEY FEATURES - Speedster Gravel Disc Alloy Frame - Speedster Gravel Carbon Disc Fork - Shimano GRX RX400 Disc, 20 Speed - Syncros Race X25 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires
Scott Contessa Addict Gravel 15
$2,999.99
The all-new SCOTT Contessa Addict Gravel 15 is light, can handle rough terrain, fits chunky tires, and has enough mounts to carry all the liquids and freeze-dried chicken curry you want. What's really important, though, is what this bike allows you to do. Now, perhaps more than ever, the Addict Gravel 15 is your ticket to adventure when you need it most. Find yourself, get lost. Key Features - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Carbon Frame - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Fork - Shimano GRX RX810 Disc 22 Speed - Syncros RP2.0 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires Comfort Features To guarantee a controlled and smooth riding experience, we increased the tire clearance to 45mm, lowered the seat stays, and came up with a carbon layering which guarantees both optimal pedaling efficiency and enough comfort when it gets rough. Mounts The new Addict Gravel comes with smart mounts for gear and accessories that make it ready for serious adventure rides. You will find a mounting option for bolt-on top-tube bags and accessories, an extra mount on the down tube for an additional bottle cage or toolbox, and two different bottle cage positions for better access when riding with a frame bag. Aero Tube Shapes Gravel and aero can also go hand in hand. SCOTT's patented airfoil design has been applied to the bike's main tubes (down tube, head tube, seat tube, seat post, seat stays) with the goal of optimizing the airflow and reducing the overall drag without any compromise on comfort and compliance. 1- or 2-By Drivetrain Perfectly compatible with 1 and 2-by drivetrains. For 1-by, the front derailleur plate can be replaced with a bike-specific chain guide or closing plate. Fender Mounts The Addict Gravel comes with well-hidden mounts for Syncros-specific fenders, making it a perfect commuter bike as well. The tire clearance with fenders is 40mm. Evo-Lap Technology With the proper selection of materials, eighty percent of the work to create a frame is done. But the remaining twenty percent requires most of our efforts. For this reason, our choice of the most advanced carbon fibers in the market is followed by intensive use of specific tools, like FEA (finite element analysis) software, to map out the carbon lay-up. With FEA software, we can simulate different forces on a virtual model of the frame and adjust the frame construction accordingly. FEA software enables us to create complete virtual prototypes incorporating all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments. With our Evo-Lap technology we model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observe the results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame. Thanks to this extensive computer modeling, we've optimized the carbon layers in all the parts of our frame. When the parts were bonded together in the first prototypes, the result was a super light and compact frame without sacrificing the stiffness, comfort, or impact resistance. The entire range benefitted from our Evo-Lap technology.
Scott Addict Gravel 20
$4,499.99
The Addict Gravel 20 is light, can handle rough terrain, fits chunky tires, and has enough mounts to carry all the liquids and freeze-dried chicken curry you want. What's really important, though is what this bike allows you to do. Now, perhaps more than ever, the Addict Gravel 20 is your ticket to adventure when you need it most. Find yourself, get lost. - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Carbon Frame - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Fork - SRAM RIVAL AXS 1x12 Speed - Syncros RP2.0 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires
Salsa Cutthroat C X01 Eagle AXS
$8,399.00
2,700 miles. 200,000 feet of climbing. Smooth gravel, rough forest roads, and singletrack all in the same day for weeks on end. This is the Tour Divide, and Cutthroat C X01 Eagle AXS is engineered to thrive on it. The lightweight carbon frameset is stiff where it matters for power transfer and our Class 5 VRS provides compliance where comfort is the priority. Our drop-bar mountain bike geometry puts you in position to conquer all-day efforts on nearly any surface. Cutthroat comes with a variety of mounts for water and gear to help you haul everything you'll need until the next opportunity for resupply. Rounding out the package is SRAM's X01 Eagle AXS Eagle electronic drivetrain, an unparalleled riding experience with a gear range to get you over any mountain pass.
Salsa Journeyer Apex 1x 650b
$1,849.00
Journeyer is Salsa's gateway to all-road adventures. The geometry provides comfort and confidence on any road surface. Versatile cargo carrying options extend riding range and allow for many different missions. It all comes together to create the perfect introduction to all-road riding. - 6061-T6 alloy frame - Salsa Waxwing carbon fork with mid-blade rack mounts, fender mounts, Three-Pack mounts, and internal dynamo cable routing - Flat mount brakes - Internal cable routing including stealth dropper post routing - Water, tool, and accessory mounts on frame and fork allow for longer rides - Compatible with 700c and 650b wheels and tires
Salsa Journeyer Advent 650b
$1,149.00
Journeyer is Salsa's gateway to all-road adventures. The geometry provides comfort and confidence on any road surface. Versatile cargo carrying options extend riding range and allow for many different missions. It all comes together to create the perfect introduction to all-road riding. - 6061-T6 alloy frame - Flat mount brakes - Internal cable routing including stealth dropper post routing - Water, tool, and accessory mounts on frame and fork allow for longer rides - Compatible with 700c and 650b wheels and tires
Scott Addict 10
$4,599.99
The all new SCOTT Addict 10 was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, this bike is yearning to eat up some miles! KEY FEATURES - Addict Disc HMF Carbon Frame - Addict HMF Carbon Fork - SRAM RIVAL AXS Disc 24 Speed - Syncros RP2.0 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe ONE Tires - Syncros Carbon/Alloy Parts
Salsa Warbird Force AXS Webcyclery Custom Build
$6,699.00
- Complete bikes can be hard to come by these days so we built up our own Salsa Warbirds using a special mix of hand selected parts! - Salsa's Warbird Carbon is a high-tech gravel race rig. - The carbon frame features their Class 5™ VRS, cutting down on the harsh bumps that take a toll on your body. - It's geometry emphasizes stability and comfort, for a smooth ride feel you’ll be thankful for on long days in challenging conditions. - Plentiful frame and fork mounts mean you can bring everything from extra bottles to a bikepacking kit on your rides. - SRAM’s Force AXS Wide group provides a wide-range 2 x 12 system with the ease of wireless electronic shifting. - Zipp 303 S carbon tubeless wheels are light, stiff and durable. - Sram, WTB, Maxxis, and Zipp parts provide excellent performance and quality. - Available in black only.
Salsa Stormchaser Frameset
$1,349.00
Stormchaser is Salsa's gravel bike for any and all conditions. Ample tire clearance and single speed-ready Alternator Flat Mount dropouts will see you through the muddiest rides. Suspension fork and dropper post compatibility let you get wild with your route choices.
Scott Contessa Speedster Gravel 25 EQ
$1,599.99
It isn't always about competition. Oftentimes, seeking adventure rules supreme, and for those moments, the SCOTT Contessa Speedster Gravel 25 EQ is the perfect tool for the job. Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, point your front wheel in one direction, and don't look back. Get lost. Find yourself. KEY FEATURES - Speedster Gravel Disc Alloy Frame - Speedster Gravel Carbon Disc Fork - Shimano Tiagra Disc, 20 Speed - Syncros Race 24 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires
Scott Addict Gravel 10
$6,999.99
The ALL NEW Addict Gravel 10 is super-light, can handle rough terrain, fits chunky tires, and has enough mounts to carry all the liquids and freeze-dried chicken curry you want. What's really important, though, is what this bike allows you to do. Now, perhaps more than ever, the Addict Gravel Tuned is your ticket to adventure when you need it most. Find yourself, get lost. Key Features - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Carbon Frame - Addict Gravel Disc HMF Fork - SRAM FORCE AXS 24 Speed - DT Swiss GRC 1400 Disc Wheels - Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires Comfort Features To guarantee a controlled and smooth riding experience, we increased the tire clearance to 45mm, lowered the seat stays, and came up with a carbon layering which guarantees both optimal pedaling efficiency and enough comfort when it gets rough. Mounts The new Addict Gravel comes with smart mounts for gear and accessories that make it ready for serious adventure rides. You will find a mounting option for bolt-on top-tube bags and accessories, an extra mount on the down tube for an additional bottle cage or toolbox, and two different bottle cage positions for better access when riding with a frame bag. Aero Tube Shapes Gravel and aero can also go hand in hand. SCOTT's patented airfoil design has been applied to the bike's main tubes (down tube, head tube, seat tube, seat post, seat stays) with the goal of optimizing the airflow and reducing the overall drag without any compromise on comfort and compliance. 1- or 2-By Drivetrain Perfectly compatible with 1 and 2-by drivetrains. For 1-by, the front derailleur plate can be replaced with a bike-specific chain guide or closing plate. Fender Mounts The Addict Gravel comes with well-hidden mounts for Syncros-specific fenders, making it a perfect commuter bike as well. The tire clearance with fenders is 40mm. Evo-Lap Technology With the proper selection of materials, eighty percent of the work to create a frame is done. But the remaining twenty percent requires most of our efforts. For this reason, our choice of the most advanced carbon fibers in the market is followed by intensive use of specific tools, like FEA (finite element analysis) software, to map out the carbon lay-up. With FEA software, we can simulate different forces on a virtual model of the frame and adjust the frame construction accordingly. FEA software enables us to create complete virtual prototypes incorporating all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments. With our Evo-Lap technology we model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observe the results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame. Thanks to this extensive computer modeling, we've optimized the carbon layers in all the parts of our frame. When the parts were bonded together in the first prototypes, the result was a super light and compact frame without sacrificing the stiffness, comfort, or impact resistance. The entire range benefitted from our Evo-Lap technology.
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