Gravel Bike vs Road Bike - What's The Difference? GCN's Epic Gravel Ride

Published on October 2nd 2015


What can a gravel bike do that a road bike can't? Click here to subscribe to GCN: Gravel bikes - they've got bigger tyres, disc brakes and a bit more stability built in. But how does that translate when it comes to tackling some off-road terrain? And can it's skinny-tyred road bike brother keep up when the path gets rough? We went for an epic gravel ride, putting the new Ridley X-Trail up against Dan's road bike to find out some answers! Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: Music: The Mammal Club - Out of the Playground Humble Bones - Labyrinth Ear