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What is a gravel bike? It’s lightweight. It’s rugged. It’s adaptable. Gravel bikes are one of the most popular types of bikes. They offer the perfect balance between speedy road bikes and trail-ready mountain bikes. Every gravel bike is a little different. Some are sporty. Some are built for adventure. Let us help you find the best gravel bike for you.
What Is Gravel?
It’s not just a pebbly, rough, rural road. Gravel also refers to all paths, trails, and unpaved surfaces - up to what most people consider a mountain bike trail. A gravel bike can be ridden like a road bike while opening up way more options to explore routes away from the pavement.
Where Can I Ride My Gravel Bike?
There are four categories of gravel - ranging from smooth flat paths to unmaintained trails with small obstacles.
Budget Gravel Bikes
Every bike we sell has bike-shop-quality frames and components, and includes free professional assembly. We are careful to stock reliable affordable gravel bikes under $1500.
Get the Gear You Need
The first rule of any great adventure: Be Prepared. Browse our top picks on clothing, accessories, and more so you can stress less and explore more.
Gravel is a hybrid of road and mountain biking, and the same goes for clothing. We recommend a combination of comfort and function. You’ll want comfortable padded shorts and a breathable jersey. It never hurts to bring a rain jacket for long adventures.
Protect your noggin! Helmets are the most important safety item for any kind of cycling. You’ll want a helmet with good coverage for riding rough terrain, and make sure you choose one that matches your style.
Proper footwear can make or break a fantastic gravel ride. You can wear mountain biking shoes, but there are now gravel-specific shoes on the market that are efficient when riding but still easy to walk around in.
Packs & Bags
Bring everything you want with you on a gravel bike ride. Gravel bikes have given rise to a revolution in cycling. Carry gear on your frame, handlebar, or seatpost. There are tons of options for hydration packs and hip packs too.
Cycling Computers & GPS
Stay connected anywhere you ride with a bike computer. You can track your ride and performance, navigate the area, and even get health statistics. Depending on your needs - there’s a cycling computer out there for every kind of rider.
Hydration & Nutrition
We love riding bikes and we love snacks. Always pack a snack, so you can keep your energy up and enjoy the ride. Remember to bring enough water for your adventure - staying hydrated is important! We've got plenty of snacks to choose from in person at our shop!