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The Gravel Bike and the Cross Fix

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Gravel Bike is a practice of cycling that mixes passages on the road as well as on paths, tracks and unpaved paths. This practice is similar to Cyclo Cross but with a lesser notion of performance, and is generally practiced on longer outings, hence the need for additional comfort.

The Gravel Bike is a bike adapted to this mixed practice. You can do gravel with different types of bikes or scooters. There is therefore no very precise definition, but some broad outlines emerge despite everything:

  • frame geometry adapted, to keep maneuverability and stability with also widened bases to allow the mounting of tires wider than on the road, in order to provide comfort, grip and resistance to punctures ;
  • a handlebar similar to a road handlebar;
  • disc brakes ;
  • no suspensions ;
  • tires with mixed treads;
  • fender and rack mounting eyelets.

Photo of Bicycles Falardeau inc.

Here is a magnificent example of a Gravel Bike on a Falardeau frame
At the scooter level, it is the Cross Fix which is the equivalent of the Gravel Bike.
Good road !!!
Jeff Theberge

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