What’s the difference between gravel and cyclocross (CX) bikes?
Gravel bikes have more relaxed geometry and fatter tyres compared to CX bikes, which are designed for short- circuit racing, with skinnier tyres and aggressive, racy geometry.
What’s the difference between gravel and touring?
Gravel riding takes many forms, and touring is just one of those. Gravel bikes are often designed to take luggage and panniers, and do offer the opportunity for touring – but can just as easily be used for a long, fun Sunday ride.
Can one bike really do it all?
Gravel bikes are more versatile than dedicated road and MTB bikes, but they do also have their limitations. Technical singletrack is best ridden on a dedicated mountain bike, while competition road bikes offer faster geometry. However, if a combination of jeep track, basic technical routes and road riding is your cuppa, then the one- bike solution is definitely worth considering.