The goal is to start tackling the Backcountry Discovery Routes across the country. The first is the MABDR (mid Atlantic BDR) which starts here I. Virginia and ends at the PA/NY border, around 1000 miles. It’s the least challenging BDR, as far as route/trail conditions go - so a good test bed. Once I do that next spring, then into the more challenging BDRsCurios how you will handle the low clearance up front. I have tagged that case a few times rolling over steep sidewalk transitions. Even rolled ones. I guess you have that plate. I just am a bit confused about this project. Is this a semi off road like gravel bike as your goal or are you thinking trail on it?