Gravel bikes: what are they?

Canberra has many gravel management trails that are not public roads. They offer good views and fresh country air. It is not surprising that these are popular for riding. What makes a gravel bike and how is it different from a mountain bike?

Here is a shared story from Jeff Balton: Gravel vs. Cyclocross Bikes: Are They Really Different?

Gravel bikes have gained a lot of popularity because they steer riders away from busy streets and onto low-traffic gravel and dirt roads. This way, riders can enjoy cycling without worrying about cars and trucks, enjoying the scenery and experience more. Gravel bikes are also very popular because they are a do-it-all solution as they perform reasonably well in most conditions.

Gravel vs. Cyclocross Bikes: Are They Really Different?, Jeff Balton
– Last updated: October 20th, 2020

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A gravel road (management trail), Mount Stromlo Forest, Western Canberra
A gravel road (management trail), Mount Stromlo Forest, Western Canberra

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