Adventure begins where the road ends
Do I need to ride a gravel-specific bike?
At its core, gravel riding is like riding on the road: you can technically do it on anything. But you’ll be a lot more comfortable and efficient on an actual gravel bike because they’re built specifically to handle more demanding surfaces.
If adventure strikes and you don’t have access to a true gravel bike, we’d recommend heading out on a bike with disc brakes and wider tyres. These things will give you more control, confidence and stopping power on loose and muddy terrain.
What gear do I need?
Every great adventure starts with lots of lists, meticulous planning and plenty of over-packing.
Okay, fine – usually the best adventures are spontaneous, but as long as you’re prepared with everything you need, you’ll be able to answer the call of the wild as soon as you hear it.
– Lots of water
– Front and rear daytime running lights
– Racks with bags, frame packs or a lightweight backpack
– A repair kit with spare tubes, a pump and a multi-tool
– Map and a GPS computer
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When you’re riding a go-anywhere, do-anything bike, you need gear to match. Browse our selection of gravel bike equipment for everything from tyres to take you off the beaten path to backpacks and seat bags for your next bikepacking adventure.
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