VIDEO: JOM’s Plan “A” Gravel Bike for the 2019 Dirty Kanza 200!

The 2019 Dirty Kanza 200 is just under a week away at the time this article was posted. The weather around Emporia, Kansas one to two weeks before the race has been a mess of rain, tornado warnings, thunderstorms and flooding. This may be a regular occurrence for late Spring in Emporia, but to those of us watching the weather from afar, it is a concern. The organizers have made no mention of the weather or adjustments to the course, barring a potential re-route day of the race, around a known trouble spot “B” road 38 miles into the course.

Whatever happens, the 2019 course promises to be the most challenging yet. Be sure to check out our 2019 Q&A course interview with Event Coordinator, LeLan Dains.

gravel bike for 2019 dirty kanza 200

Bad weather aside, the bike preparation has going been full-steam ahead at Gravel Cyclist HQ. In the hope that flood waters subside and we’ll all be treated to glorious weather with cooler temperatures on race day, I cover the technical details of my 2019 Plan “A” bike for the 2019 Dirty Kanza, in the video below. Plan “A” meaning no rain, mud or sludge.

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The Plan “B” gravel bike video will follow shortly.

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  1. Avatar Steven Gilmer

    The Roker will never grow old JOM! It’s one bike I’ll never get rid of. I bought mine on closeout for only $1700 after having seen your review nearly a couple years ago. I’ve made several upgrades since and ride it often. I hope your DK goes smooth and I’m sure the Roker won’t let you down! Good Luck!

    • JOM JOM

      I figured the keen-eyed viewers would figure out what the frame is 🙂 Raleigh royally screwed up by dropping the Roker… and thank you!

  2. OK JOM, anxiously awaiting the wrap. I anticipate a thorough break down of your race from ambiance to equipment analysis and ever thing between of course. Speaking of the course, how was the 2 support stations unlike in the past when there were 3? Are the rules still stating fully self contained? I read in other parts of the interweb that some of the top racers had dead battery, another got a twizzler hand ups etc.

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