Gravel Bikes Exist Because Mountain Biking Is Now Boring

Are gravel bikes just retro mountain bikes? They share a lot of the same characteristics: narrow bars, wider tyres and long stems.. But how similar are they? And have modern gravel bikes improved cycling? Si and Dan compare their old XC bikes against a pair of Lauf True Grits to find out.

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Thanks to our friends at Lauf we’re comparing two modern gravel bikes against two rad 90’s MTB’s. Are they the same? Which is more fun? Is mountain biking now boring because of modern technology?

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