Gunnar wanted to make a crosshairs that was more geared towards gravel riding. Ari and I worked with Johanna at Waterford/Gunnar on what we would want out of a "gravel bike". Ari and I both own and love our stock Gunnar Crosshairs but we made a few tweaks for gravel riding. I will discuss these changes later on as I get the bike built up. A huge thanks to Johanna and Richard up at Waterford/Gunnar for helping us with these bikes and making some kick ass bikes that are made in a wonderful area of our country. I love my Gunnars....can't wait to get out on this beast!