How To Avoid These 8 Gravel Riding Mistakes

Published on October 6th 2022


Gravel riding is becoming ever more popular, and all of the GCN presenters have now taken part in at least one gravel event - except Dan Lloyd! We've made all the mistakes, and learnt a thing or two in how to avoid them, so here is a list of all the basic mistakes you could be making, and how you can make sure they don't happen to you!

0:00 - Intro
0:34 - Loose bolts and lost bottles
1:39 - Picking the wrong trail
2:32 - Sliding Out In Corners
3:45 - Pumping up tyres too hard
4:36 - Wearing the wrong shoes
5:34 - Don't sweat the bags!
6:10 - Enjoy gravel culture
7:03 - Don't go off too hard

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