It feels like gravel racing is having a bit of a moment and the Garmin Unbound Gravel (formerly DK200) held in Kansas is one of the biggest events in the calendar.
Unbound 200 (it’s actually 206 miles long) gets most of the attention and attracts some of the biggest names in the sport, but there are longer and shorter events too, with the extreme 357 mile Unbound XL for true masochists.
Gravel is a fast-evolving discipline and it attracts a diversity of bike tech not seen in other categories. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest bikes from the 2021 event.
00:46 Ian Boswell’s Specialized “Rock Combo” Diverge
04:25 Lauren De Crescenzo’s Colnago G3-X
06:40 Jess Cerra’s Pinarello Grevil
08:48 Colin Strickland’s Allied Echo
11:22 Lael Wilcox’s Specialized Epic Hardtail
Read more on each bike:
Specialized Diverge Review
Pinarello Grevil Review
Top 5 2021 Gravel Bikes
Want to know what it’s really like to race on gravel? Check out Felix’s BikeRadar Diaries episode where he races The Rift, a 200km race in Iceland:
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