Our 2023 gravel bike tech trend predictions: More of the same or a radical new direction for drop-bar off-roading?

We look into gravel's crystal ball and see more race-ready rigs as well as affordable electronic shifting and wider tires

Image shows gravel cyclist looking at view
(Image credit: Anna Abram)

The popularity of all things gravel continued unabated in 2022, with a host of new bikes released from all of the big guns, as well as plenty of associated tech and clothing too. The growing specialisation found within gravel riding was reflected in much of this gear, with it becoming more segmented, tuned for the specific needs of gravel racers and gravel adventurers.

We saw the best gravel bikes get lighter and more aerodynamically enhanced. We also witnessed them getting burlier, with huge tyre clearances and integrated suspension. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1