Jack and Joe recently completed an epic 282km coast-to-coast ride aboard two Rotor 1×13-equipped gravel bikes. While the pair could agree that the ride along the Reivers Way was one of the best they’ve done in the UK, they couldn’t decide on who had the coolest bike — Jack’s Specialized S-Works Diverge or Joe’s Argon 18 Dark Matter.
Deciding the bitter feud has rumbled on for too long, the pair have decided to put the question out to you — our beloved BikeRadar audience — to decide who has the coolest gravel wagon.
In the latest episode of BikeRadar Diaries, the pair put their cases forward and go into further detail about their equipment choices and how the bikes fared on the day.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been at BikeRadar for three years now and is regularly testing an esoteric mix of weird and wonderful bikes.