It’s safe to say gravel riding is still one of the hottest things in cycling, with new bikes and tech being released all the time.
Our guide to the best gravel bikes is one of the most popular articles on BikeRadar and several of the team are keen gravel riders, so we know first-hand how popular – and fun – all-terrain bikes are.
As with anything in cycling, however, buying a new bike is only the start. Upgrading your machine is all part of the fun. But what’s really worth your money when tinkering with your gravel bike setup ?
With that in mind, here are our top five gravel bike upgrades. Some of them may be obvious, others less so. As always, let us know if you have any suggestions of your own in the comments, or head over to the BikeRadar YouTube channel for more top five videos like this. 1. Tubeless tyres
Tubeless tyres are yet to become truly mainstream in the road world, but in the off-road world they’ve become widely accepted as the tyre of choice, and now some of the best gravel bike tyres are available in tubeless-ready options, too.
Tubeless tyres work by ditching a traditional inner tube , and instead use a small amount of tubeless sealant to fill the tyre that can usually plug holes up to 3mm wide.
You do need dedicated tubeless tyres and rims, but these now come as standard on many gravel bikes.The obvious advantage to tubeless tyres is increased puncture […]