Speccing a no-holds-barred gravel superbike with help from Jenson USA
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This video was made in association with Jenson USA.
Given the opportunity, how would you build your dream bike? The nice folk at Jenson USA gave me free rein to build a gravel bike using literally any parts it sells, so I chose a list of eye-wateringly expensive components, aiming for a classy, up-to-date build with a bit of retro charm thrown in.
Matthew Loveridge (formerly Allen) is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he's tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others. For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Specialized's sublime Roubaix Expert and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB. At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, and he's ok with that.