Gravel Bike is a bike practice that mixes road crossings as well as trails, tracks and unpaved roads. This practice is similar to the Cyclo Cross but with a lesser notion of performance, and is generally exercised on longer outings from where a need for additional comfort.
Gravel Bike is a bike adapted to this mixed practice. We can make gravel with different types of bikes or scooters. There is therefore no very precise definition but a few lines emerge despite everything:
- a suitable frame geometry, to keep maneuverability and stability with also wider bases to allow mounting tires wider than on the road, to provide comfort, grip and puncture resistance;
- mudguard mounting brackets and luggage rack :
- tires with mixed sculptures ;
- no suspensions ;
- disc brakes ;
- a handlebar similar to a road handlebar ;