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Do your design/engineering considerations change because it's a gravel grinder as opposed to a roadie or MTB?
Dave -Short answer: yes.Another short answer: Gravel Grinders are basically cyclocross bikes with bottle cages.Slightly longer answer: Compared to a road bike: slacker head tube, longer chainstays and more tire clearance, often different braking systems (this bike will be disc specific), sometimes more load-carrying brazeons for racks/fenders/etc. Fit-wise, it's pretty much a road bike, though.
Do you put a lower BB on a gravel bike vs a cross bike? Does it really matter?
Depends on the cranks, tires, rider preference... blah blah blah. Usually yes, gravel bikes will run a bit lower since they're less likely to be pedaled through corners with lots of lean angle. But we're only talking 5mm or something. BB height is a very personal thing so it really depends mostly on the rider, though.
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