Haven’t picked it up yet but made a decision on a gravel bike - been reading reviews and had it narrowed down to 2-3 bikes as the front runner. Finished bike camping in a little town called North Bend and stopped into a local bike store just to check things … and they had one of the bikes in my size in stock (crazy right now - 6 month wait on bikes these days). I ended up spending an hour talking to the owner and various others came over and joined our conversation. The bike in my size wasn’t fully ready to test ride (it’d just come out of the box) so I went back the next morning. Loved the test ride but as we talked more, I realised the component setup wasn’t what I wanted. The owner was amazing and looked up another store close to Seattle that had exactly what I was looking for - called them up on the drive home and, boom, new bike - pick it up later this week. Salsa Cutthroat for anyone still reading - specifically tuned for endurance bike pack riding - actually runs mountain bike tires, stable as hell and can ride forever in comfort. I can’t wait to get it dirty.