Gravel bike, adventure bike, all-road bike, all-terrain bike. Just think of it like this … road bike meets mountain bike. A gravel bike gives you greater durability than a road bike but offers much greater speed than a mountain bike. What’s not to like? You can travel on asphalt or go off-road and let it rip in the wilds of nature. Want to know how popular gravel bikes have become? Road bike unit sales as a whole decreased in 2018. The only subcategory of road bike sales to increase was gravel bikes. Their sales have seen a 150% plus growth since 2017. Gravel road bikes are no longer a fad. They’re here to stay.
Why Consider a Gravel Bike?
When you ride a gravel bike, it’s not about getting from here to there. It’s more about the adventure and sheer joy of riding. So, if you like riding on the open highway but aren’t sure your road bike can hold up, a gravel road bike may just do the trick. Get a gravel bike and you’ll be able to tackle different terrains including mud, farm roads, gravel, and more. A gravel road bike lets you take your bike on any number of surfaces without sacrificing comfort. Need a commuting bike? Check. Want to do some touring? Check. Winter training bike? Check. Want to just go off-road and have some fun? Check. It’s all about versatility.
By the way, a gravel bike has plenty of storage options, unlike a road bike where keeping things lean is paramount. Gravel road bikes allow you to carry cycling nutrition products, water bottles, bike tools, spare bike tubes, and anything else that may come in handy riding off-road for hours. There are even mounts for racks and fenders for wet-weather riding.
Ready to Tackle Adventure with a Gravel Bike?
When it comes to the ultimate in versatility, it’s tough to beat a gravel bike. It’s the perfect combination between a road bike and a mountain bike. Take a nice tour on the open highway or make your escape to some back, country roads where you can just enjoy your ride in the country.
Want to know what’s so great about a gravel road bike? Stop by our cycling shop in Mount Kisco and take a test ride. You won’t be disappointed. We have a great offering of gravel bikes from Trek, Jamis, Scott, Cervelo, Argon18, 3T, and Felt.
And while you’re here, check out our full line of cycling gear, cycling shoes, bike electronics, and other fun bike products. If you aren’t a cycling addict, you will be! And if you ever need a bike repair, you can count on us to take care of you. Our technicians are some of the best in Westchester county at handling bicycle repairs of any kind.
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