New member, which bike to purchase?

What are you at the moment driving? If you have already got a street bike, it is good in case your gravel bike has some compatibility. This turns out to be useful, primarily with the gearing, to be able to swap wheels between the bikes.

Effectively….I do not at the moment personal a motorcycle. I have never for a few years I’m 57-years -old and an untra runner. I compete in working races wherever for 50 miles to 150 miles.
Way back (mid-late 90s) I raced mountain bikes in Oregon, Washington and northern California, however have carried out little driving since.
I am contemplating making the transfer to gravel bikes and lessening the quantity of working I do.
As a “Final Hooraw” I’ve entered this kinda loopy off-road Ironman competitors that may happen in mid July.
2.5 mile swim
112 mile gravel and path biking
27 mile run
The ENDRacing Wilderman Ironman (Excessive North Dakota Racing=EndRacing) and I would like a motorcycle for the race, and one which I plan to make use of very often in years to return.
There is no such thing as a ONE bike store that has the bikes I’ve listed. These outlets are as much as 200 miles aside and every has one bike apart from th two SLs, and the crux is a non-public vendor.
Sorry for the lengthy bio, however since I am going to perhaps be spending plenty of time on this discussion board, it may be my introduction. 😉
The Wilderman Ironman: