I ride a lot of gravel. I have been riding my steel Surly Cross Check, but I was looking for something a bit snappier. My road bike is a 2010 Spec Roubiax Expert. I was thinking of putting on some wider tires and hitting the gravel. Any idea how wide I could go? Would I need longer reach brakes (to clear the tires)? The big boys ride these in the Hell of the North, so why not?
Obviously this would not be a bike to ride in the mud.