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Hi Everyone  I am looking for a 56cm or Large Gravel Bike with Disc Brakes and a minimum of Shimano 105 components.  If anyone has one for sale or recommend where I could find one used at a reasonable price it would be appreciated.  Thank you Dave

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what size

how tall are you

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Good call and I amended my

Good call and I amended my posting.  I ride a rode bike at 56cm now  thank you Dave

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Gravel Bike

Hi and good call - I ride a 56cm road bike now  Thank you Dave

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I have 2012 Giant Roam 1.

I have 2012 Giant Roam 1. Large frame. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/roam-1-2012

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Sorry not high end enough

Sorry not high end enough

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I'm watching this with some

I'm watching this with some curiosity. Please post if you finally succeed.

When I was looking for one some years back, I looked at the used market first. Finding next to zero listing, I bite the bullet and bought it new.

Since then, several friends got "converted" as they saw how well I keep up on road rides with the added benefit off road. Those who were hunting for used are still hunting. Those who got them all gotten them new. 

Cross bikes are a nitch segment. There aren't that many out there "in use", hence relatively few "used". Owners tend to be be experienced riders knowing exactly what they want when buying, including size and components. So you're not going to find someone's riden-only-once beauty at 1/2 price because they bought the wrong size etc.

You may find people selling when they need to upgrade TO disc brake. But since you want disc brake, that won't help you.

Further more, cross bikes are so versatile it's easy to find use for it instead of selling. I know when it comes time I upgrade to disc brake (probaby next year), I'm keeping my current cross bike but selling my road bike.  

 

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If you do some searching

If you do some searching around you can find a way to sign up for the Raleigh corporate discount program - resulting in some large (>50% off) Raleigh bikes. https://www.raleighusa.com/partner

At the time though, even without the code, the Raleigh Rx2 is available at <$900 and is an awesome bike for the money: https://www.raleighusa.com/rx-2-23448

SRAM Rival 1x11, TRP Spyre Disc Brakes, Tubeless Ready-rims (been riding these tubless sometimes as low as <20psi)

I have it myself and have been racing it this season. 

They also have a singlespeed version, and a steel CX bike with 105: https://www.raleighusa.com/rxm-12671

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gravel vs cross

Do you know exactly what you are using the bike for??   How much road vs gravel?  If you are looking at 95% road, then you might look at a road bike like the Specialized Roubaix, which has disc brakes, futureshock and wider tire clearance to allow for basic gravel riding (though not ideal).  If you are doing alot of gravel riding, then get a gravel bike.  Know that gravel bikes are different than cross bikes - very different geometry (cross bikes are built for racing cross courses, so higher bottom bracket, sharper tube angles etc).  For gravel bikes, I have ridden a Specialized Diverge, and it is a great bike.  Also tried a Salsa Warbird, another great gravel bike.  You can buy used -- eBay for example -- but as gravel bikes have more extreme usage than road, you should use a bit more caution when buying used, particularly with a carbon frame. 

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