Gravel bikes have been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They are the perfect bike for exploring all that the world has to offer, from paved roads to dirt trails to our local old railway lines and coastal shared paths.
What is a gravel bike?
A gravel bike is a drop-bar bike that is designed to be ridden on a variety of surfaces, including gravel, dirt roads, and light trails. They typically have wider tyres than road bikes, which gives them more stability and traction on loose surfaces. Gravel bikes also have a more relaxed geometry than road bikes, which makes them more comfortable for long rides.
Why should you get a gravel bike?
There are many reasons to get a gravel bike. Here are just a few:
- They are versatile. Gravel bikes can be ridden on a variety of surfaces, so you can explore more of the world.
- They are comfortable. The relaxed geometry makes them more comfortable for long rides.
- They are fun. Gravel riding is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
What should you look for in a gravel bike?
When choosing a gravel bike, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Tyres: Gravel bikes typically have tires that are 35mm to 45mm wide. Wider tyres provide more stability and traction on loose surfaces.
- Geometry: Gravel bikes should have a relaxed geometry that makes them comfortable for long rides.
- Gearing: Gravel bikes can be equipped with either a single or double chainring. Single-chainring bikes are lighter and simpler, but they may not have enough gearing for steep climbs. Double-chainring bikes offer more gearing options, but they are heavier and more complex.
Where can you buy a gravel bike?
At Cycle 360 of course! With budget, mid-range and high-end bikes available from different brands, coupled with our sales team knowledge – there’s no better place to buy your new adventure bike from.
You can shop our range online or pop in and see us, we’re open seven days a week.
Don’t forget if you’re a customer of ours, and have purchased a bike from us previously and like the sound of an upgrade or change in bike type, speak to us about our Trade In Trade Up scheme.
Where accessories do you recommend?
Gravel bikes are the perfect bike for exploring all that our Island, and afar has to offer. If you are looking for a versatile, comfortable, and fun bike, then a gravel bike is the right choice for you!