RodT wrote:I bought the Cinellihobo (as it was then called) shortly after it was introduced, marketed as ‘the bike that didn’t exist’, or some such. Nowadays, it would be called a gravel bike. It’s a great machine, and until very recently has been my only bike, used for shopping, tootling around and long distance touring. All my touring is done loaded with full camping gear and the Cinellihobo is more than capable of taking the weight. I’m over twelve stone. I once broke a spoke while abusing the loaded bike over a rugged trail, and that’s all.
Mine is an XXL (61cm), and came with Shimano Deore equipment. I see that the PlanetX version has Sora.
I swapped the original saddle, which was intolerably uncomfortable, for a Brooks. Also, I recently changed the drops for the PlanetX Geoff bars.
A great bike. I’d buy it, but I’ve already got one.
A fine endorsement RodT, thanks. Are the brakes effective? That seemed to me to be the only slight disadvantage, that it doesn't come with discs. But I suppose I'm asking an awful lot for the price!