You'd likely be best off going with a Nitrous rather than a more road and/or cyclocross oriented bike. For any steep climb and/or technical dirt climb it's going to be hard to get enough traction as well as downhill stability given the short reach and related road geometry--out of the saddle climbing on a short reach bike puts a lot of weight up front, rather than where it's needed, and a steep front end makes for some twitchy cornering. Look at almost any bike that was competitive in the Tour Divide and you'll find almost all are on hardtail mountain frames. The 2019 winner was on a Titanium frame hard tail, Binary Super B XC. These are made in China rather than Taiwan, and IMHO are not as pretty and well engineered as the Turner. 7 Bikes of the Tour Divide - PinkbikeHowever, I live and ride in the High Rockies, so occasionally find myself on rough terrain and very frequently on long steady fire road climbs. Also, I'm currently running 38mm Gravel Kings and G1s. I've never gone larger, but don't have any plans to go smaller. So, would the Cyclosys be a little better for me given my home geography?