For the last year or so I've been looking(not very hard) for a bike I could dedicate to gravel. Long distance gravel grinding bike. Bags for food and water, tires specificly for gravel, drop bar set up, coshy seat and maybe different gearing. Since Jake has grown two feet over the last year. The Specialized HT we got him doesn't fit. However...it does fit me. So I picked it up and stripped it down. Should have it ready to go soon. Can't wait to put in some miles and see how I like it.