Larry Myers

Daily Note

December 16, 2023

I get why new bike standards get popular, but geez does it make it harder to upgrade a bike. I have a 2020 Kove Rove ST that I adore, but I wanted to put a carbon fork on it. Apparently there just aren’t a lot of carbon forks out there made to carry cargo with straight steerer tubes. It’s all tapered headsets these days. It makes sense why some people are just ignoring the gravel / adventure bike trend and sticking with their steel bikes with components that have been readily available for decades. They may not be the fastest bikes, but they carry cargo well and continue to stay popular enough to have available parts that are easy to maintain.