Seth and Reily grew up together on Quadra Island in BC and have been friends their whole lives. When Riley planted the seed for an NZ bikepacking/cycle touring trip Seth was originally a bit hesitant, but after a few major life changes back in BC, he decided he was it was to good an opportunity to pass up. Tickets where booked and the quickest Rove dream build began.
Reily’s Rove is completely stock apart from the addition of the rear fender and rack and a set of Ortlieb panniers and a handlebar bag and a Birzman bento bag.
That’s connected to Shimano’s new 11-speed GRX gravel-specific rear derailleur.