"Gravel at Burrage Pond Park". Photo by Chris Kochanski.
Specialized / Gravel & Cross
While gravel riding and cyclocross both put different demands on rider and bicycle, both evolved from a similar desire -- to extend rides and riding seasons well beyond summer days and blacktop.
Specialized’s Diverge and Cervelo's Aspero stretch the road far past where the pavement ends. The Specialized Crux’s and Santa Cruz Stigmata's race-bred geometry makes it quick and nimble on windy ‘cross courses, but with tire clearance to spare, you can also have some fun away from the races.
Take a backroad adventure that might just challenge your whole notion of what qualifies as a road.