Part two of Grit’s coverage of our Madeira drop bar launch is now live, Joonas Vinnari’s photos and Tom Hall’s words definitely paint a picture of a multi-surface-gravel-bike paradise. Part one of Grit’s coverage focused on the Rove Ltd, today they take a look at the all-new Libre and post their first impressions after a day of riding on the island of Porto Santo.

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“The lower front end seemed to liven up the handling of the Libre DL versus the Rove. I felt like I was able to weight the front end better, so despite the geometry theoretically being less suited to rough and technical riding, I felt happier pushing my limits on the bike. There’s also no denying that the light, stiff carbon frame felt livelier than its steel stable mate. No surprises there, but I’m also happy to report that there was little in the way of noticeable loss of ride comfort either.”