This week, it’s all about gravel bikes and adventure cycling. We take go on a bikepacking trip with REI and interview their Co-op Cycles and camping equipment creative director about how the national outdoor equipment retailer is looking to the future of bikepacking, how that will shape their gear development, and what we can expect.
But first, we talk to Gravel Cycling author Nick Legan about how to get into the sport, what to look for in a bike, and his top pics for first time events. In between, Watts and Tyler mull the meaning of it all.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Check our review of Gravel Cycling, then grab it on Amazon
- Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1 was featured, along with their Quarter Dome 1 tent and Flash All-Season sleeping pad, which inflates in about 15 breathes
- Watts used the Spray.Bike kit from Squid Bikes to paint his Niner RLT9 Steel
Like this but want it in audio format? We’re converting several of our best episodes into apodcasts and will be launching longer, uncut versions of future episodes as an all-new Bikerumor podcast in late April. Stay tuned!