How to Ride Loose, Rough Terrain on a Road Bike
When the pavement ends, the fun begins! Right?
While gravel bikes like the Devote are made for riding comfortably on unpaved surfaces over long distances, road bikes like the Avail and Langma are completely capable of handling sections of rough and loose terrain. Several races in the UCI Women’s WorldTour include sections of rough cobblestones or gravel – including the Tour de France Femmes and Gran Fondo events also include bumpy "b roads".
If you’re planning on tackling some gravel or rough pavement on your next road ride, here are some tips that will help smooth things out.