Road Bike With Gravel Tyres Vs Gravel Bike - What’s The Difference?

Published on November 20th 2022


“Gravel bikes are a complete waste of time and the Gravel World Championships made a joke of the whole gravel industry.” After the whole men’s podium at this year’s inaugural gravel world champs raced on road bikes with gravel tyres, there was a lot of debate about whether gravel bikes are pointless. Alex & Ollie take a look at the two setups to see how different they really are…

0:00 Intro
0:44 Gravel bike
1:10 Road bike with gravel tyres
2:00 Rolling resistance
3:22 Geometry
4:42 What does that mean on the road?
5:23 What about on gravel?
7:09 Gravel bike gearing
8:35 Road bike gearing
9:55 So, are gravel bikes pointless?

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