This past weekend I rode from Munich to Bolzano via this route
On the first climb, on about 8-10% packed gravel it occurred to me how awesome my bike is. Every part of it is perfection. The 32mm tires, the setback saddle, and the titanium frame make it so comfortable to ride for 22 hours over tarmac and gravel. The electronic shifting works flawlessly and the wireless setup makes it easy to build up and break down. The hydro disc brakes give me confidence that I can stop quickly even in the driving rain. The pannier rack mounts allow me to carry enough gear and food to ride basically unsupported for 340km over 2 Alp passes, riding at just above freezing or in the 70s during the afternoon. There’s no way I could have finished the ride with my first travel bike.
I have it set up as a 1x with a 30T up front, because of the climbing. Will probably stay with the 1x and put a 34 or 36 up front for day-to-day use.
It’s like I’m riding a bike from the future.
Thanks for a great design.