"Pavement Not Required". Photo by Chris Kochanski.
It’s an open door on adventure.
So what happens when you take a road bike and give it loads of extra tire clearance? Well, for starters, your definition of ‘road’ starts to broaden pretty quickly.
Gravel bikes let you take that left turn that you never quite dared to on your pretty little skinny bike. They just might make you say, “Why not?” when you come to the back gate of that state park along your favorite route. And eventually you’ll understand that high volume tires can make any bad road better, good roads great, and great roads a dream. Gravel bikes aren’t just for gravel. Gravel bikes are for miles and miles and miles and…