GRAVEL BIKES

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This genre of bike is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity and it’s easy to see why – they com­bine road-bike looks and speed with loads of frame clear­ance for fit­ting fat, knob­bly tyres of 35mm or more. These can send you across al­most any ter­rain, in­clud­ing tar­mac, mud, bri­dle­ways and gravel paths. You can find gravel (ad­ven­ture) bikes made from steel, al­loy, car­bon and ti­ta­nium, and at a range of prices from af­ford­able to as­pi­ra­tional. Most will in­clude eye­lets for fit­ting mud­guards and pan­nier racks, disc brakes (hy­draulic if you’re lucky) for bet­ter brak­ing and more re­laxed ge­om­e­try than a road bike, to de­liver bet­ter han­dling on a range of sur­faces. We’d prob­a­bly in­clude cy­clocross bikes within this cat­e­gory, too – they look very sim­i­lar (disc brakes, fat­ter tyres) but may not have fit­tings for mud­guards or pan­niers, and will al­most cer­tainly have a racier po­si­tion.

Against Can be al­most as frag­ile as road bikes For Fairly quick Ver­sa­tile

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