@Bonfire Such an awesome rig, thanks for sharing!

I, as well, agree that being able to stop is way more important that any amount of side-eye one might receive while riding a bike. My current n+1 obsession for my next bike is the Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1, which is a drop bar, steel, off-road touring bike that runs 50mm tires. However, at this point, I'm still in the 'I really want to need this bike' stage and yet to get to the full on 'need' stage. 

I'll keep dreaming, but thanks for the stoke!

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