坚韧不拔: What Is A 碎石自行车?

坚韧不拔: What Is A 碎石自行车?- by 吉他特德

显然,在Riding Gravel上,自行车和骑自行车所花费的时间消耗了我很多时间。自2005年以来,我一直沉浸在所有这些方面的研究中,这让我惊讶不已,这台简单的机器如何年复一年地重新定义。然而;在撰写本书之前,我很清楚自行车行业的发展趋势。自发明自行车以来,就一直在重新定义自行车,将其重新铸造和重塑为不同的形状和用途。最近我看过“gravel” or “all road”自行车变得更加同质化。这些的形式和意图“anything bikes”已经成为重点。直到最近,我们似乎都对此感到满意。

尼纳自行车
Is this a 碎石 bike? Or is this really just a drop bar XC FS rig?

There have been some outlandish bikes shown at expos and bicycle shows throughout the years and perhaps the most noteworthy 上 e of those (so far) in the niche world of 碎石 bikes has been the Niner MCR 9, a full suspension 碎石 bike. It’很容易就把这种激进的自行车冒出来,就像在盒子外面一样’相关。然而;它为N’如此容易通过滴管柱和前避震叉之类的要素传递。这两个功能(最近添加到Otso Cycles Waheela S和可能的v4 Warbird等自行车中)似乎在我们的页面和论坛上引起了很多讨论。 Why are dropper posts 上 碎石 bikes? Why do we need front suspension forks? 这些特定问题导致了更广泛的体裁弯曲问题- So, when does a 碎石 bike simply become a hard tail XC 27.5″ or 29″er bike? 我的意思是,带上您花园里的各种硬尾XC自行车,并添加下降杠。对?

莎莎循环
Is this a 碎石 bike, a hard tail XC bike with drop bars, or something altogether different?

这些是我在展会上向博览会供应商提出的问题“All Things Gravel” expo at the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200 event which just wrapped up this past weekend. The answers I got lead to a more round, all encompassing look at what a 碎石 road bike is in 2018 and beyond. In fact, it brings me to a stronger belief than ever that “gravel bikes”这是完全错误的用语。但是我 ’我会回到一点……

首先,我想将答案传递给“为什么使用滴管和悬挂叉” 在这些自行车上。我收到的答案几乎都指向一个事实,这些带有中档轮胎的直下式单车非常有趣,以至于行业中的许多人都在使用它们来进行单道抛光,甚至还可以进行一些崎back的小路。事情远远超出了之前任何公路自行车的能力“gravel bikes”可用。这些条件和地形要求使用滴管。现在我在这里对接说,如果你’ve never experienced what a dropper post can bring to a ride, then you need to experience that to really understand. Only then could you really see why these newer 碎石 bikes are dropper post compatible. Dropper posts are truly worthy of the term “game changer”.

所以,为什么不骑硬尾巴29″嗯?好吧,这几乎是一个普遍的想法。为什么?因为山地自行车没有’切勿在坚硬的表面或人行道上切割。您会失去拉长拉链的能力,无法保持较长距离的速度,当然,它们通常在道路上不会那么舒适。共识是  “gravel/all road” bikes were a lot of fun 上 roads, 碎石/dirt, and could be more fun 上 single track if they had dropper posts and suspension. The wheel size versatility plays into these thoughts as well. Run knobby 650B 2.1’s在您的单轨交易日内,并且缩小了38’在您的旅途中达到700c。拥有一辆自行车。做(大部分)所有事情。

里奇
Granalgear,我们来自SoCal的Riding Gravel贡献者,经常将极限推向极限。“gravel”骑自行车进入mtb领土。

我个人的看法“what is a 碎石 bike” has always been “the bike you are riding 上 碎石 is a 碎石 bike“。假设您有一台带气球轮胎的Schwinn旧巡洋舰,’s a great 碎石 bike if you get 上 with it. Fat bikes? I see a lot of those at 碎石 events. Mountain bikes, old 26″er,甚至是靠背,是的- all 碎石 bikes. 现在,有没有更好的工具来完成这项工作?那’我们将进行精炼,创新,也许这就是我们在2018年及以后的发展方向,它将定义我们用于这些用途的自行车“not road racing”, “不是纯粹的山地自行车”游乐设施类型。因此,当然,这些自行车的名称应该是所有人中最棘手的问题。他们的存在令人兴奋,并且使许多车手进入了纯平路骑行和粗糙的越野赛中所未涵盖的边缘。群众的骑行方式可以更容易,更安全地参与其中。 那些自行车叫什么?

马克斯
When a 碎石 bike is 上 single track, is it still a 碎石 bike?

I’我说了很久,“gravel”这些钻机不是一个好名词。它为N’不能上班,而且对某些骑手来说,它甚至令人反感。有人说“all road”, but that doesn’也不起作用,因为您知道,并不是每个人都将自己限制在这些自行车的道路上。具有讽刺意味的是,这些自行车最适合山地车的旧词, 全地形- 但即使那样“not right”.

因此,我没有想出关于本文标题所提问题的答案。答案使我难以理解,因为事实并非如此’•一个清晰的黑白答案。这些自行车如今用途广泛,因此设计目的并不容易确定。实际上,它们是多用途的。的“GP”军车被称为“jeep”,也许这些自行车是“jeeps”自行车世界。一世’m not sure, but whatever you want to call them- 碎石 bike, 全路 bike, or general purpose bike- they aren’不会很快消失。

我想我’m going to stick to my original answer to the question then. A 碎石 bike is whatever bicycle you want to ride 上 碎石. Whatever that is………

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吉他特德 hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of 碎石 and back roads. Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004, he has been at the forefront of the growth of 碎石 events and riding since then. Creator of 碎石机新闻 in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of 碎石 and backroad events. GT joined forces with 骑马碎石in late 2014.

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  1. 我认为这些类型的自行车有地方。

    如果您有更多的能力骑单条路线,则可以将骑行捆绑在一起。

    我发现有趣的是,几年前,有几辆mtn自行车完全坚固。不是我们需要完全悬挂的公路自行车。

  2. 我认为您的最终总结正值目标。目标是什么,取决于骑手。我认为,对于许多车手来说,目标很不稳定。十几岁的时候,我在Schwinn Le Tour上的碎石路面上骑着笨重的23c轮胎和厚内胎。这不是很快,但可以维修。在2000年代和2010年代,我相当合理地在砾石上使用了混合动力车。在等待新产品时,我甚至用它来训练我的第一台DK100“gravel”由于几年前西海岸的运输被关闭,自行车到达。混合动力车很稳定,有足够的空间容纳轮辋更宽的漂亮轮胎。现在,我正在寻找与我目前基于自行车越野赛的车架不同的自行车’t mesh with my preferences. Nothing wrong with that bike. Gravel is no different than MTB or road cycling in that the bikes will evolve to fit specific niches. My needs have evolved as My 碎石 experiences increased and broadened. My personal quest is for fun that is able to be ridden up tempo (I don’t比赛),长途比赛要舒适,并能适当地包装自行车。我期待您对叛徒的审查。

  3. “A 碎石 bike is whatever bicycle you want to ride 上 碎石. Whatever that is………”

    To stay in the whatever that is category, when I rode the Gran Fondo Ephrata earlier this year there was a guy that did all 80 miles and 5000 feet of climbing 上 a unicycle. Massive respect for that guy taking 碎石 bikes to a whole new level 🙂

  4. 绝对爱我的Giant Anyroad。没有什么花哨–稍微向上一点,可以容纳40毫米轮胎(新英格兰地区通常需要的最大轮胎)和105英寸轮胎的空间。可以通过点亮Conti 4000来做沥青’或配备35毫米Kenda Flintridge轮胎的佛蒙特州Overland Maple Adventure摩托车。多功能性确实是这类自行车的最大卖点(至少对我而言)。

  5. 我称其为YES自行车和YES游乐设施。路面?是!路径?是!单轨?是!碎石?是!都在同一程上吗?是!
    The ability to combine all surfaces to connect areas has opened all kinds of new routes and 冒险s.

  6. 特德:

    Thanks for all your work you did working with Raleigh to help design the Ramland 1. I have no idea why they dropped the Roker line. I started out last spring with the 2016 Tamland 1 in 56cm. Finished the Pony Express 75 miler last fall 上 it which has kind of spoiled me for all 碎石 races since. I bought the 2017 Roker Comp in Dec. when I heard that they were not going to have the bike in their line up for 2018.Luv the Roker to death but not real crazy about the Sram Rival 1x yet. The bike is a lot more than I am right now as I have no mt bike experience and jsut coming in this from the roadie end. I decided to take up this sport after getting hit/clipped by a drunk 上 my roadie bike Jan. a year ago. Loving the 碎石 bike riding/racing scene so far and can’t wait to go out there and ride as many 碎石 rides/races as possible. I plan 上 riding a 碎石 bike race in all 50 states or in as many states that have at least a 50 mile ride/race. Don’t care what you call your bike or what you ride. Lets just go have so fun riding 碎石.

  7. I’我看过几篇关于“adventure” bikes, which seems an apt moniker to me, as 冒险 is usually what I seek when I ride mine.

  8. I think that 碎石 tires haven’不够宽。我非常喜欢我的29岁以上的山地自行车。我希望看到26+轻便,快速滚动的Gravelbike 26×2.8个轮胎安装到i30(i =内部宽度)轮辋上。这样可以使轮胎高度与700左右相同×25 tire. However, tire pressures of about 17 psi could be used and that would really soften the ride. Tons of traction and cushy ride while still not getting to heavy. I find Plus tires are at their best 上 碎石.

    In addition, I would not define a 碎石 bike as having drop bars. I rode a flat bar Crossbike for years. I never really liked drop bars. I wish more Gravelbikes came with flat bars. It would be all right with me if 骑马碎石reviewed more flat bar bikes?

    If I had to define a Gravelbike, I would say it is a versatile bike optimized to handle road, 碎石, and easy singletrack.

  9. 很棒的文章!

    关于自行车的种类和名称,我认为“Gravel Bike”确实是个好名字。是的,这些自行车的优点在于用途广泛。在任何给定的一周中,我都会进行多种组合:在多条泥泞的道路上进行持续的攀爬,一些几乎被遗弃的林间小路,起伏不平的人行道,平坦的人行道(投掷24mph以上的步速!),也许还有一条单行道;我所有的Raleigh Tamland 1都在43毫米Gravelking(也许是Gravel-fling?)SK轮胎上滚动。所以是的,它似乎可以做到“all road” and some things that are not at 全路s pretty well.

    就是说,我’d说命名问题不是’t so much the extent of what it can do, but what it does the best; where does the bike shine? To me the bike really comes to life 上 碎石 roads. Indeed, I can pick through single-track and overgrown forest roads enjoyably but these would be faster 上 a proper 越野自行车. Indeed, I can keep up 上 peppy road rides, but this would be easier 上 a dedicated road bike (though probably not more comfortable!).

    为了进行比较,我们很高兴使用术语“Road Bike”适用于最适合人行道的自行车,但也可以很好地解决硬包装的污垢。我们用这个词“mountain bike”对于许多在中西部从未见过超过200英尺高的山丘的自行车,几乎只能在修剪整齐的小径上骑行;但它仍然是有用的‘best usage’ term.

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