VIDEO: JOM’s Plan “B” 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.

No matter how the weather turns out, 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 – along with this Press Release covering the 2019 course.

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Bike preparation has going been full-steam ahead at Gravel Cyclist HQ including a plan for the worst case scenario. In the event of a wet and muddy race, I cover the technical details of my 2019 Plan “B” bike for the 2019 Dirty Kanza, in the video below. Fingers crossed all of us stick to Plan “A”.

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  1. Avatar Slim

    Did you put sintered metal brake pads in there for wet weather? Besides mud clearance that seems like the biggest mod needed for a wet weather long distance bike. And bringing spare brake pads.

    Organic pads have poor wet weather durability. There are plenty of stories of 24hr mtb racers needing new pads after a lap of less than 10 miles, let alone 200 miles!

    Further, is it that pump right in line for mud from the back wheel? How about strapping it below the toptube?

    No fenders or such of any kind?

  2. Avatar Tomas

    Hello JOM, plan A and planB bikes, what happend to the 3T bike which I think were in The “plan”? I am going to buy me a new Gravel but I do ‘t know which yet. So I am interested in The 3T trest? Today I a Zannata Cross, a great bike But The brakes are crap and I need discs.
    Good luck in the dirty Kansas

    • JOM JOM

      Tomas, I simply didn’t have enough time to properly dial in the 3T before Dirty Kanza. A bummer for sure.

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