Personally, I think you'd look rad on a drop bar Ogre at the local pump track. The trick is to throw a lot of judgmental side eye to the kids with suspension forks. Maybe a t-shirt that says you're training for the Silk Road Mountain Bike Race. If anyone asks, just casually mention that a steel frame drop bar mountain/touring/gravel/bikepacking combo bike is what everyone rides across Mongolia. Every person who has ever started a trend has looked ridiculous at some point! And I can say that with confidence having never started a trend in my life, ever.

I'd love to see a pic of your ride! Bonus points if its a pic of you on the bike, hucking a massive jump at the pump track over a kid on a bmx bike.


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