Don't ask why, don't ask how much but this is what I'm aiming at:
- 29er entry level MTB with light Al frame stripped down
- Carbon rigid MTB fork (for clearance)
- Carbon drop-bar handle bars
- 35c tires
- Road levers
- Convert the 3x8 to 1x8 (46T x 11-42T)
- Disc brakes
Since I've sold my road bike a year ago (after triathlons) I kinda missed the pure fast aerobic workout of a road bike but still have some gravel roads around me and wanted the versatility of CX/gravel to do some mellow XC around (for real off-road I'll use my friend's FS :) )
Gravel / CX market here is sooo pricy and I cannot get a good deal even on a used bike. So this beast would be way cheaper than that.
Me: 1.83m (~6'), weighs 95kg, Since I really liked the road bike aero position I thought about getting size M (17.5") as it will allow me to get low and forward on the handlebar.
My question is, would it be fun? would I go reasonably fast on paved roads? What do you think?