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When you ride on a tar road, you’re at the mercy of an­gry, obliv­i­ous or half-asleep driv­ers. Not on a gravel road though, where you’ll of­ten have the en­tire land­scape to your­self. Here at go! we’ve bee been singing the praises of South Afric African back roads for years, and trust me: A back road is even bet­ter on two wheels. Peo­ple used to take to the gravel on moun­tain bikes (to­tally fine) but re­cently a new breed of bike has be­come more preva­lent… preva­lent At a glance it looks like a road bike – with drop bars and a rigid fork – but the tyres are wider and they’re tube­less, which means fewer fe punc­tures. If you’re not in­ter­ested in­ter­este in tech­ni­cal moun­tain bik­ing, bu but you’d love to watch the sun­rise from the sad­dle in the Ka­roo, the then get a gravel bike. It’s lighter than a moun­tain bike and re­quires les less main­te­nance, and it does a great job for the oc­ca­sional work com­mute or bikepack­ing trip.

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