GT was early massproducing gravelbikes like their Grade. Specialized got the awesome Diverge which I totally love. Open released their Up that took bigger tires and they talked about 650b. Cannondale came with their Slate with 650b and Lefty.
Adventure bikes for people who wants to ride faster than a travelers bike like Specialized Awol or something like that. High end for all types of roads and with more roadgeometry compared to a cyclocross.
3T is the latest with their Aero Gravelbike called Exploro. Looks like a mix between Open and Cervelo in a way. Some techs here:
and a video that made me want to ride my Diverge on roads never seen before. Thinking of my friends Hagen and Martin and back to Dalsland Runt 😉
What do you think about it? Do you got or want a Gravelbike?
The thing you expect from autumn in Sweden is 10°, rain and windy. It hasn’t been like that as this autumn has been supergood until yesterday. And today when I was free it was like expected.
But with my POC rainjacket and my Café du Cycliste rainbibs and legwarmers together with a couple of others it was fun to ride anyway. Met up with Anders and Ingvar at Hammarby Sjöstad and rode away on gravelroads and a little asphalt, epic weather and screaming discbrakes.
Me on my Crux, Anders on his GT Grade and Ingvar on a Ridley X-Bow with fenders. A little after these pictures we met a group of triathletes including a friend of mine. Rode different ways as we where headed more south and ended doing a lap around Flatenlake. That track around there was really good on cx. A lot of turns, ups and downs on a small gravelroad. Have to do it more often 🙂 In the end we met Magnus who owns Bonne Mecanique and a friend of his. Many nice people out in the wet today.
Ended with thanking for the company and rode to Le Mond for a sunday coffee. And to meet up with the triathletes who came a bit later:
Great little sundayride where the only two things missing was my Asssaver and waterproof shoecovers 😉
Map and stats: Strava
Have to show this too. Am leading the November MTS Challenge in Sweden on Strava 😀 Don’t think I will keep it all month so have to happy as long as it lasts: