Over the last six weeks I have tested some cracking bikes; a
Parlee Zero, S-Works Tarmac, Trek Emonda SLR and a Cervelo S5 to
name just a few. But my new 3T Exploro is the bike I have been most
looking forward to ride.
I can honestly not remember the last time I was so excited about
The appeal of Gravel will be there in the summer, but is even
more obvious in the 'off-season'. Anything that gets you off the
road in bad weather and away from murderous drivers, who constantly
have a new excuse of failing to see you, is a good thing.
If its pouring with rain a 90 minute road ride becomes an
unpleasant and slow base ride, where you are worried you will slip
on wet leaves.
Whereas a 90 minute gravel ride in the rain becomes a giggle
A dirty road bike can look sad. Whereas a muddy gravel bike is a
badge of honour.