Gravel biking’s early origins.

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Gravel biking’s early origins.

Post by rduncan » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Proof that gravel bikes are just Mtn bikes from the 80s. This is a fun distraction and brought a smile to my face. I had a fanny pack very similar to that.

https://youtu.be/uyrlEE9AV58
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Post by schouten » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 pm

We NEED to manual more gratuitously on our rides!
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Re: Gravel biking’s early origins.

Post by schouten » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:28 am

I think there is some logic to the statement that Gravel Riding is just 80s/90s Mountain Biking. But that's a not a bad thing.

Mountain biking tech and terrain have evolved so much over the past few decades that most riders drive out to a dedicated terrain park and leave all the "lesser" trails alone. In a way, Gravel bikes are just reclaiming a forgotten pastime (all the XC riders I saw in Thetis notwithstanding).

Now, Gravel Bike tech is waaaay better than an old 80s Mountain Bike in my opinion. But we really need to start tucking t-shirts into lycra shorts again.
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Post by mandreassen » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:20 am

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Proof that I was a part...Albeit colourful, of this excellent time in my life! Full Euro kit purchased in Norway in 1990, 1989 Tech Nova Pro bike....Loved that bike...

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Post by schouten » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 am

Tan walls!
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Post by Rolf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:07 am

schouten wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 am
Tan walls!
...I just call them Peroxide Curls.

Seriously, Mark. Very "cool". Almost makes me want to dig the old GT Outpost out of the back shed for a photo session...

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Post by mandreassen » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:28 pm

Good ol GT’s, I remember those...correct on the peroxide lol!

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Re: Gravel biking’s early origins.

Post by Claire » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:40 pm

Wow, Mark. That's very brave of you! Maybe I'll muster up the courage to reciprocate. Although my 90s hair has nothing on yours!

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Post by Thomasmeg » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:34 pm

This is the best thing I’ve seen in...who knows how long, haha. Thanks for sharing. Hope everyone is doing well.

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Post by Andy B. » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 pm

Next thing we know someone will introduce front suspension, then rear suspension, then trail design will change, different gravel genres will develop, and old guys will be talking about the good old days of gravel🤔😁

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Post by schouten » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm

I think bash rings should make comeback. Although, who wants the extra grams...
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Re: Gravel biking’s early origins.

Post by Rolf » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:02 pm

schouten wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Although, who wants the extra grams...
Keep letting these quips slip out and “Roadie Ron” just might stick, y’know! :D

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