Gravel grinding: a new trend?

What is a Gravel Grinder?

“The blend of road cycling on looser surfaces has become the latest trend to sweep the cycling world. Accessible to most cyclists, especially in Australia, it’s tapping in to the heart of why we ride.

Once the bastion of cyclo-tourists and would-be beatniks, gravel roads have entered the mainstream of cycling culture. Whether an antidote to the perceived threat of city roads, or something more philosophical, gravel and grinding have become by-words for freedom on two wheels.

Curiously, it is the very social and back-to-basic aspect of gravel grinding that has helped fuel its popularity across every level of cycling, and among every level of cyclist. ”

(Story courtesy of Australian Bike magazine, written by Richie Tyler, photo courtesy of http://www.instagram/bencirulis )

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