Enlighten me please.

Baldy

Active Member
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I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but what exactly is the definition of "a gravel bike".

I think it's something between a touring bike and a mountain bike, but I really have no idea.
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
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Inside my skull
Drop handlebars , wider tyre clearances, more relaxed geometry than road bike. A touring bike would fit right in, on the type of terrain they are typically used on.
 
I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but what exactly is the definition of "a gravel bike".

I think it's something between a touring bike and a mountain bike, but I really have no idea.
It’s basically a road bike, with gearing, frame design, geometry, tyre clearances, that allows it to be used on uneven / loose / rough surfaces, without compromising ride quality too much. Think of them as cyclocross bikes that have been ‘softened’ to give them broader appeal. There are certain things that typically mark a gravel bike out. Higher than typically found on a road bike bottom bracket position, shorter chain stays, disc brakes, clearance for 35+mm tyres, big cassettes, rear mechs to cope with them, and so on and so forth.
 
 
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