VIDEO: Episode 12 – Ask the Gravel Cyclist Crew a Question!

Episode 12 of “Ask the Gravel Cyclist Crew a Question” can be seen below.

Questions in this episode:

  1. Do you have a training plan you follow or is it mostly group rides on the road – or riding how you feel?
  2. For racing, do you prefer 650b or 700c wheels?
  3. What effect on ride quality and handling, does 650b wheels and tyres have on a bike that came spec’d with 700c wheels, etc?
  4. Does it make sense to have a road bike and gravel bike and alternate them, depending on the route?
  5. Do you suffer the problem of corrugated / washboarded roads in the US of A? Any tips on riding these corrugations?
  6. What sort of fluids and foods do you consume during rides?

Links to stuff mentioned in this video:

Orbea Terra Gravel Bike Review
Boyd Jocassee 650b Carbon Gravel Wheelset Review

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4 comments on “VIDEO: Episode 12 – Ask the Gravel Cyclist Crew a Question!

  1. Re corrugations: Suspension forks aren’t likely to help as JOM said, but things like the (obsolete) Softride stem do work to a degree, and Specialized’s “Future Shock” (on their Roubaix and Diverge frames) ought to help too; cobbles aren’t all that different to corrugations in the type of shocks produced at the bars.

    1. Stephen, sorry, I disagree with you. I’ve ridden stem and fork type suspension as I mentioned in my video. None of them can rebound fast enough to deal with the effects of washboard / corrugated roads. I welcome anyone who thinks otherwise to visit some of my local roads and demonstrate!

    1. 1. The cap was produced by a former clothing supplier, Hawk Racing. I believe they farmed their work out to someone else. Sorry I cannot be more specific 🙁
      2. Yes, I used it for riding.
      3. I should have purchased about 100 of these.

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