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January 2019

In 2016 I had started a new job and my requirement for a bike that could carry me there and back everyday had extended beyond the Townsend Mango Creek that I had owned since I was 17. Baffled by the various options available (cycling had come a long way in 16 years it appeared) I visited my local bike shop for some advice and guidance. I walked out with a 2016 Specialized Diverge A1; an adventure bike and all rounder which should have done almost everything I needed it to. This is where my gravel experience began. Assigned to commuting duties during the week and all-road machine at the weekend the bike lapped it up and gave me a sense of freedom I hadn't experienced on a bike for years. Unfortunately, the frame was faulty (replaced under warranty), the tyre

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