They are really just old school mountain bikes with drop bars so I figured fair game for the MTB gear thread.
Anyone ride one? Feel free to post your setups, ask questions etc.
I converted my old karate monkey to a gravel ride last year. Got my wife a kona rove dl for her birthday - she loves it! We haven't been mountain biking since I gave it to her. The 27.5 wheels make a lot of sense on her 52 cm frame. The outside diameter of the tire is actually a bit larger than on her 700c road bike so it rolls nicely and is more manageable on trails than a 700c gravel rig would have been.
Long live classic steel mountain bikes disguised as pseudo road bikes!