Gravel biking is the luxury of having a bike that you can use with your mates on road rides, and have the luxury in that you can also use it along canal paths ans tractor trails on smooth or rough gravel with the knowlwdge that it should still be comfortable, and fast over any type of ground, except for the rocky stuff that mountain bikes are designed for.
The world of gravel cycling has moved on in massive leaps and bounds in 2019 thanks to the many professionals and amateurs who have joined the ranks of gravel cyclists, and to those in the USA who have found a new type of cycling that does not involve roads.
Gravel biking has taken off big style and has already seen many big name race wins and quite a lot of big and small companies improve and build gravel bikes purely for gravel roads and gravel riding.
Dirty Kanza in the USA is probably the best well known race of them all, and attracts some of the best professional road and gravel riders to the event. Think Laurens Ten Dam and Colin Strickland. Barry Roubaix ( Yes I Know) is probably the one most riders would love to win due to the prize money available.
The biggest names in gravel bikes are no longer the usual suspects seen in road bikes. There are many unfamiliar names that have come to light recently, and a few of those bikes have been ridden to 1st place recently in gravel bike races.
Which Are The Best Gravel Bikes
Backpacking & Bivvi
Where Can I Use My Gravel Bike
Are There Any Gravel Bike Clubs
Are There Any Gravel Bike Competitions