Gravel Bikes are primarily designed to be ridden on gravel and fire roads. Like cyclocross bikes, they usually feature disc brakes, a high bottom bracket and big tire clearance. What sets a Gravel Bike apart though is the geometry. Gravel Bikes usually have more relaxed Endurance-type geometry with a taller head tube, sloping top tube, and longer wheel base for improved comfort over long distances. The head tube angle is also a little slacker, and the chain stays longer, to give you more stability on uneven surfaces.
Now that we have marked bike lanes and extended trail networks that allow cyclists the freedom to ride without vehicle traffic to worry about, gravel bikes are becoming very popular!
Gravel Bikes come with either flat bars or drop bars.