Cycle Craft Parsippany

parlee chebacco gravel bike

Take The Road Less Traveled

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost

…and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” This is the essence of the gravel bike. Combine the sporty nature of a road bike and cross it up with some chubby low-pressure tires to go where your spirit takes you. Chart your course on roads to take you far afield and if the mood strikes you, turn off onto a non-paved path to find out what lies beyond.

What Makes It A Gravel Bike?

While a gravel bike looks a lot like a road bike, it is different in a couple of important ways.

First, the frame of the gravel bike has a lot more clearance for fenders and fatter tires. The bigger low-pressure tires give much better traction and comfortable ride.

Secondly, the wheel base of the bike is longer than a road bike and has a bit slower steering geometry to make the bike more stable and handle more predictably in loose dirt surfaces.

Who Needs A Gravel Bike?

If you are looking for a new experience it could be you! The gravel bike is more versatile than your road bike and offers a much more satisfying experience on roads than a mountain bike. Try one out. You may find it’s just the thing you have been looking for.