The resulting machines are often somewhere between a cyclocross bike and a tourer. There’s little doubt doubt that they’re more versatile than a traditional road bike – but just how good are they off road?
We sent Tom Marvin, technical editor of our sibling print publication What Mountain Bike magazine to Iceland, on a 200km ride around iceland to find out. His tool for the job? GT’s Grade – one one of the most popular bikes of this discipline.
Horse for the course – icelandic gravel on the gt grade