New Yamaha Gravel Bike

JRA

Well-Known Member
#41
I have observed that over 90% of the bicycle commuters in Portland, OR use drop bar bikes.

Other than that it is just a matter of personal preference and shouldn’t be based on peer pressure.
 
#44
If you're riding on gravel, I think you should have suspension.
The Yamaha gravel bike is essentially a road bike with different tire.

I think this one is better: https://ninerbikes.com/pages/the-mc...UKwTorrrr6FfSWBFWqhWf9eWwBpKIXhwfT7ViQw-b4kZo
Gravel riders need to precise handling and agility. Gravel bikes have endurance geometry compared to road bikes that have aero geometry.
For an untrained eye, both look the same but for a rider, they are different.

https://ninerbikes.com/pages/gravel-bikes

Niner doesn't make any gravel bikes with suspension, they just spec 700x50c tires.