Is a gravel bike right for your winter off-road riding?

With gravel bikes borrowing ever more MTB tech, the boundaries are continuing to blur

Ribble gravel and mountain bike
(Image credit: Ribble)

As the gravel category has matured, the boundaries between this new kid on the block, and the old guard - mountain bikes - has begun to blur. 

Gravel bikes can now be split into sub-categories: light and nimble models more suited to fast trails (the Cervélo Áspero and Scott Addict Gravel) and more grizzly machines - such as the aptly named Canyon Grizl or the Evil Chamois Hagar, which we recently reviewed.

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Stefan Abram