Check out 5 things that weren't cool until gravel happened

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon is the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. He's previously been technical editor at BikeRadar.com, editor at What Mountain Bike Magazine and also web editor at Singletrackworld.co.uk. Yes, he's been around the houses.

4 comments

6 months 1 week ago

Wash your mouths out.  Suspension seat posts never went away.  Check out USE, Muc Off's older sibling brand for componentry.

6 months 1 week ago

Missed this first time round, cracking piece, love it - and kil0ran's quite right, all of these things... all true.

6 months 1 week ago

"Fancy a short gravel ride? Tough. You're not allowed one. Get out there and suffer and only come back when you've grown a beard - women too - and taken so many moody black and white photos of people covered in dirt looking sad in the countryside that you're not sure if you're watching a documentary about the Great Depression."

^ This is funny, well done.

11 months 5 days ago

All of these things. All true. Well, apart from the weird suspension thing. Although I'm hankering for a Redshift Shockstop - for my road bike rather than the gravel/tourer.