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Old 10-07-18, 04:11 PM
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Gravel bikes come with a huge variety of frame designs. Some are 29ers in disguise, some are just hybrids with drop bars, and some are just road bikes with enough extra room for bigger tires. My personal 'gravel' bike is about 1 mph slower for the same effort as my current road bike. The road bike is 5 pounds lighter and has 25mm vs 36mm tires. I recently switched back to the Clement 36 mm MSO's my Jamis Renegade came with since I found no advantage with a 32 mm road tire other than cornering feel, and it sucked on our gravel. I ride to our gravel; so I ride 12-16 miles of road before hitting gravel usually.
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