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? Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/BlackFriday2022 Join the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ Gravel bike or road bike with gravel tyres - which would you choose? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Gravel Vs Road | GCN's Big Autumn Bike Ride! 👉 https://youtu.be/vTFYGJT1vuI 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcntech.co/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch the latest GCN Tech Show 👉 https://gcntech.co/GCNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Wired - AGST Bad Father - Giants' Nest Crossing Borders - Mindserver Unlimited Crowd Hooray - SFX Producer Does Not Compute - Lofive Human Crowd Studio 42 - SFX Producer L'oeil de l'aigle - Ludvig Moulin Marigold Seeds - Tape Machines MM Click 1 - SFX Producer On Cruise Control - Mindserver Unlimited Rush Hour Shift - Speedy The Spider Rust Cohle - Jones Meadow Swoosh 14 Short - Jon Bjork The Washing Ladies - John Abbot #gcntech #gcn #cycling #roadbike #roadcycling #bike #bikes #bikelife #gravelbike Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: https://gcn.eu/MucOff Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Español - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn