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Old 10-18-20, 02:15 PM
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Gravel Riders Rejoice

First, you got bikes specifically made for riding on gravel.

Now gravel bike clothes!!!

https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_us...SeYyS8_Ev1wAEk
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Old 10-18-20, 02:29 PM
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Just like passive aggressive comments about the genre, clothing marketed to gravel riding isn't new.
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Old 10-18-20, 02:37 PM
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Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for a gravel specific bike jersey just to go for a gravel bike ride ??...LOL
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Old 10-18-20, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for a gravel specific bike jersey just to go for a gravel bike ride ??...LOL
Of course you don't have to spend that much.
Your comment makes no sense. It could easily be applied to anything on that site or other product sites.

Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for a road specific bike jersey just to go for a road bike ride ??...LOL

Ok so now I have to spend $10000 dollars for a di2 specific bike just to go for a bike ride ??...LOL

Ok so now I have to spend $10000 dollars for a mountain specific bike just to go for a mountain bike ride ??...LOL



Nobody is making you buy anything. You don't have to own any clothing from that company and nobody has claimed otherwise.
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Old 10-18-20, 03:54 PM
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Yes, totally unlike spending $200 dollars for race specific clothing to ride ones bike on the road. Rapha club anyone? https://www.rapha.cc/ca/en/

To the the French it is not enough to do something.. you must look good while doing it.

mstateglfr, you beat me to it
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Old 10-18-20, 03:59 PM
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Thank goodness! It is getting too cold to go naked
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Old 10-18-20, 04:02 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 10-18-20, 04:03 PM
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I like the lumberjack design. I think it's appropriate. Might get poked fun at by my mates, but hey, what the hell. Let's see who looks silly in their road kit not on the road.
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Old 10-18-20, 04:04 PM
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Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a while now, and I haven't bought any "gravel specific" clothing. Guess I must be doing it wrong.
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Old 10-18-20, 04:07 PM
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I swear every "gravel" product advert has some variation of this guy in it. I love this one because it looks like they photoshopped in the beard, hat and flannel on a stock photo of a roadie.


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Old 10-18-20, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by zen_ View Post
I swear every "gravel" product advert has some variation of this guy in it.

Guys from Brooklyn look like that
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Old 10-18-20, 06:45 PM
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Looks like a road bike, not a gravel bike.
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I swear every "gravel" product advert has some variation of this guy in it. I love this one because it looks like they photoshopped in the beard, hat and flannel on a stock photo of a roadie.

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Old 10-18-20, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
First, you got bikes specifically made for riding on gravel.

Now gravel bike clothes!!!

https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_us...SeYyS8_Ev1wAEk
May we safely assume that such items of clothing do not make you "drool", unlike certain Colnago bicycles?
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Old 10-18-20, 10:14 PM
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From the comments here, you can tell who the "serious" gravel bike owners are.
I'm waiting for the nest niche to come out, I'm sure the clothing will be a lot cooler
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Old 10-19-20, 04:39 AM
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I like both the Paul Bunyan and the rugby style jerseys.
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Old 10-19-20, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Looks like a road bike, not a gravel bike.

its actually the newest trend in gravel. Itís a gravel bike that has semi slick tires and tight clearances for fast road riding. In order to achieve road bike speeds the rider can wear aero flannel.
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Old 10-19-20, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by zen_ View Post
I swear every "gravel" product advert has some variation of this guy in it. I love this one because it looks like they photoshopped in the beard, hat and flannel on a stock photo of a roadie.


The only thing missing from the lifestyle look is a reference to post ride alcohol drinking like a bottle opener where the front derailer would be.
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Old 10-19-20, 07:37 AM
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The only thing missing from the lifestyle look is a reference to post ride alcohol drinking like a bottle opener where the front derailer would be.
I didn't know those existed and now I'm going to order one..Thanks!
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Old 10-19-20, 07:38 AM
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Love this, but the price is steep. At $120 I'd be really tempted. I've got an REI/Co-op merino blend hoodie with rear pockets that I wear off the bike quite often (and for casual rides). Whenever I don't wear it, I miss those rear pockets and think that they should be on more of my clothes.


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Old 10-19-20, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
For me it is a Colnago C64 in white or red with raw black carbon tubes. I get weak in the knees when I see one.
Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
First, you got bikes specifically made for riding on gravel.

Now gravel bike clothes!!!

https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_us...SeYyS8_Ev1wAEk
​​​​​​Some people should put a little thought in before they react.
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Old 10-19-20, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Let's see who looks silly in their road kit not on the road.
Everyone that I ride with on gravel wears road kits, and sometimes even aero helmets. Just me personally, but I would never consider wearing something baggy or with a hood, no matter the surface. As always, do what works for you.

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I may be hopelessly out of touch and out of date here, but help me: isn't part of the reason for tight fitting cycling kit safety? (we all know about aero concerns).

Especially if I'm on a lumpy/bumpy surface, and I take a header, I imagine that having folds and flaps of fabric that are wrapped around my body parts, near my poor cartwheeling bicycle, may not go well for me?

Honest question.
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Old 10-19-20, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Danhedonia View Post
I may be hopelessly out of touch and out of date here, but help me: isn't part of the reason for tight fitting cycling kit safety? (we all know about aero concerns).

Especially if I'm on a lumpy/bumpy surface, and I take a header, I imagine that having folds and flaps of fabric that are wrapped around my body parts, near my poor cartwheeling bicycle, may not go well for me?

Honest question.
I think that you're confusing cycling with wood and metal shop best safety practices - now Timmy, we don't wear scarves at the lathe.

Seriously, though, nothing being discussed is that flappy and I'm having a hard time seeing how there might be any kind of an issue. What exactly are you envisioning?
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Old 10-19-20, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Danhedonia View Post
I may be hopelessly out of touch and out of date here, but help me: isn't part of the reason for tight fitting cycling kit safety? (we all know about aero concerns).

Especially if I'm on a lumpy/bumpy surface, and I take a header, I imagine that having folds and flaps of fabric that are wrapped around my body parts, near my poor cartwheeling bicycle, may not go well for me?

Honest question.
I certainly have never taken safety into consideration when choosing how I should dress. A counter would be MTB and BMX are disciplines where you fall a lot more often, yet the clothing is traditionally much baggier than road clothing.
If I hit a pothole on a turn and go over the bars, I dont think itll matter much if I am wearing bibs or some MTB shorts.
I wear bibs and a jersey when riding(paved road or gravel road) because I dont see much difference between the two where I am, many rides are a mix of both surfaces, and the bibs are better than layers of shorts because there is less fabric shifting around my saddle and knees.

As long as I am not wearing a muumuu while I ride, I dont think I have to worry about 'folds and flaps of fabric that are wrapped around my body parts' when I fall.
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Old 10-19-20, 10:03 AM
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I am aware of a friend's brother who had a bad accident when his seatpost snapped during a ride; the broken-off seatpost caught a loose shirt and caused greater injury.

I also am trying to take up mountain biking, and a friend at work is a former sponsored rider; he actually volunteered how he doesn't do "the baggy thing" and as a former desert-southwest rock climber, I would definitely describe his 'look' as dirt-baggy (I mean this in a nice way).
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