👑 Lord of Irrelevance 👑
- Aug 9, 2012
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- Sunny SC coast
Just realized I topped 500 miles on this bike sometime last week. Reporting back on what I've found this far
so there home made cycle cross bikes. at least here that's what the racers call them that compete.Gravel bikes are basically bikes made to give you fun of riding both in the city and in light terrain, like the older MTB bikes. Since new & expensive MTB bikes are very high-end machines, they need a very rough terrain to give you a lot of fun from riding them. Gravel bikes were designed to give you more of a feeling of the MTB bikes from the nineties - hardtail, or no suspension at all, mechanical disc, cantilever, or caliper brakes, and usually not a lot of gears.
looks like fun you can do it go balls out!Well, I registered for my first bike race in almost two decades. Take a whirl at this gravel scene. Going to race the Poseidon in true monstercross style as I know the roads out there are very sandy and prone to flooding
5 months to prepare bike, body and mind. Need to start in on tire selection and investigation. Should be a blast!
https://feltbicycles.com/blogs/news...s-between-a-gravel-bike-and-a-cyclocross-bikeThe first time I saw these bikes is I guess when it was 1st gen cyclo-cross bikes back in the mid eighties back in England on TV, I thought they were crazy guys riding roadies in the mud and all through my years up until recently hadn't heard, read, seen or thought about them until my road dog/collaborater in bike building mentioned he's into gravel bikes and he has a few, so I'm playing cool like "oh yer that's cool man" (I had no idea what the hek is a gravel bike) so he says he's half built one and wants me to do the detail/finishing work on it i.e bar wrapping gear brake adjusting etc, so he brings it round and I think instantly cyclo cross, nice as bike, not my ride style but really nice, it's suited just fine for our gravel Bush roads here in NZ,I don't think I got a pic of it so will up load when I get him to send a pick.
thanks for the info,in my mind I only assumed the difference was gravel bikes had wider tires than cyclo cross,how wrong I was,I am now a learned person,thankyou my learned friend
I'm eager to get a go on some cyclocross at some point. A nice blend of my BMX and mountain bike backgrounds. Next month we have a UCI round very close to one of my race venues and the wife and I will be heading over to scope it out. Very excitedthanks for the info,in my mind I only assumed the difference was gravel bikes had wider tires than cyclo cross,how wrong I was,I am now a learned person,thankyou my learned friend