So often we joke that gravel bikes are just old mountain bikes from a time that’s now in the rearview mirror. And really, a look at the latest geometry, tyre widths and technology to hit the gravel riding world don't help to make that joke any less true.
So if gravel bikes are effectively where mountain bikes came from, then why not just pick a modern mountain bike? Is a light cross country mountain bike hardtail the ideal gravel bike? Or do gravel bikes truly fulfil a gap in the market that the progression of mountain bikes have left empty?
Join James Huang, Dave Rome and Caley Fretz as they discuss this hotly debated topic.
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