What Is A Gravel Bike?
Gravel bikes are drop bar bikes designed to provide speed, traction, and confidence when riding off pavement.
But while that may sound niche, gravel bikes in our opinion have become one of the most versatile types of bike on the market, making them perfect for just about anyone.
In this guide we'll break down what makes a gravel bike a gravel bike, why you might want one, and what our favorite models are.
Let's get rolling!
Table of contents
- What makes a gravel bike a gravel bike?
- Who rides gravel bikes?
- Best gravel bikes
- Shop all gravel bikes
- Where to ride gravel bikes in San Diego
What makes a gravel bike a gravel bike?
Who rides gravel bikes?
Like we said earlier, our opinion is that gravel bikes are some of the most versatile models out there and that they are great for lots of riders. Whether you're shopping for your first real bike or you have aspirations of racing at the highest level, there's a gravel bike for you.
Here's who gravel bikes are great for:
What are the some of the best gravel bikes?
Bike manufacturers have embraced the relatively new discipline of gravel biking with open arms, creating some amazing bikes that feel at home on a variety of surfaces. We’ve picked through the crowded field of gravel bikes and selected the best models that show off their innovative tech and impressive specs.
Here are a few of our favorite gravel bikes:
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Where can you ride gravel bikes in San Diego?
Our favorite gravel routes around San Diego are Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and Beeler Canyon. These adventure-filled routes pack a great variety of riding surfaces that’ll show off what your gravel bike is truly capable of. Check out more gravel rides near San Diego here for local routes that are a surefire blast on your bike.