Bikes are made to explore, adventure, commute, rip, and whatever else you can imagine. Roads bikes have their domain, as do mountain bikes. But what about a bike that can get up to road bike speeds but tackle some tamer singletrack with ease? The gravel bike is the beautiful love child of both types of riding.
With geometry and fit similar to a road bike, gravel bikes have clearance for wider tires, some coming close to the same tire width as a mountain bike. Gravel bikes come in many shapes and forms. On one end of the spectrum there are the models focused on the exploring and adventure side (comfortable position, stable ride characteristics and frame mounts galore to get all the accessories you would ever need); while others are lightweight race machines stripped down to just water bottle holders and components to get you across the finish line as fast as possible.
The in-between of those types are where the Specialized Diverge and Otso Waheela fall. Both are great exploring bikes, coming with tons of mounting on the frames for accessories, while also feeling right at home between the tape.
Pedal assist bikes are one of the fastest growing trends in today, and mountain bikes with the extra fun of a motor are no different. Specialized and Santa Cruz always have amazing bikes, and their e-bikes kick it up a notch. All the bikes are based off bikes currently in the brands lineups, with the Levo and Levo SL similar to the Stumpjumper Evo, and the Heckler copying the Bronson from Santa Cruz.
E-Bikes are some of, if not the most sought after bikes of the past few years. The ability to ride farther and faster is exciting for new and experience riders alike! We know that there are tons of different E-bike options out there so we've compiled a guide for fit, riding style, battery and motor options on a few of the E-bikes we love.
With summer in the rearview mirror, the shoulder season, and rain season, are upon us. While some are putting the bikes away till the consistent sunshine returns, the rest that continue to venture into the rain will need some gear that holds up to the task. Gloves, pants, and jackets are the go to items for anyone looking to continue riding in the rain.