Upscale gravel road bike build is in my near future. Will run 2 x 10 with low gears. Bike will be used to spin up and coast down the blue ridge mountains on gravel and paved roads. I already have a lot of the parts, including XO derailleurs, but I would be grateful for your advice on crank and brifter choices.
Crank: 170mm double with low gears. Thinking SRAM S1400 vs Shimano SLX or XT.
Brifters: Thinking SRAM rival based on compatibility with the XO derailleurs and what sound like pretty good reviews. Sound reasonable?