Gravel Bikes Exist Because Mountain Biking Is Now Boring

Published on October 20th 2019


Are gravel bikes just retro mountain bikes? They share a lot of the same characteristics: narrow bars, wider tyres and long stems.. But how similar are they? And have modern gravel bikes improved cycling? Si and Dan compare their old XC bikes against a pair of Lauf True Grits to find out. In association with Lauf: GCN Stripes - Check out the new colours: Subscribe to GCN: Learn more about our next GCN Events: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Thanks to our friends at Lauf we're comparing two modern gravel bikes against two rad 90's MTB's. Are they the same? Which is more fun? Is mountain biking now boring because of modern technology? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below 👇 For all of our adventures and epic rides follow us on Komoot: Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Riding Iceland's Rift Gravel Race | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: 40 Love - Ooyy Kill The Silence (Instrumental Version) - Daniel Gunnarsson Let's Play Around (Instrumental Version) - Johan Glossner Lost in Atlantis - Smartface _On the March - Brendon Moeller One Last Mission - Niklas Johansson Rebel Soul (Instrumental Version) - Martin Carlberg Tei - Ooyy This Summer Breeze (Instrumental Version) - Martin Carlberg Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /