We love that gravel bikes land us at the cross section of mountain and road, taking the best of both worlds and allowing us the freedom to explore new terrain in different ways. PNW Ambassador, Martha Gill, outfitted her gravel rig with our full suite of products and put it through its paces in the UK Lake District to show just how capable these bikes can be when you have the right components to unlock their full potential.
As Martha so deftly proved, upgrading your gravel bike with our Rainier 27.2 dropper post
unlocks a whole new level of fun and adventure. With 125mm of travel, the Rainier 27.2 Gen 3 offers the most drop available in a 27.2 diameter post. While you might not feel comfortable railing berms on your 700c gravel bike like Martha, at least you can take comfort in knowing your equipment won't hold you back.
Rider: Martha Gill
Film/Photo: Ben Gerrish of HDDN Media
The Rainier 27.2 is ready to hit the gravel road and our other droppers are back in stock and waiting for adventure. Whether you're grinding gravel or hitting the trails, we've got what you need: PNW Components
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART - droppers on all bikes makes all bikes better!!
That said, if your gravel bike really needs a dropper that means you should have an XC bike, hell we all rode with the fixed posts for years.
Everyone is going to have a different take on where the line is for ridiculous expenditures for bikes. And everyone is going to go down their own rabbit hole for the niche they dump money into. Gravel bikes just happen to be that hilarious niche right now.
Don't understand the gravel bike thing? its a road bike with disc brakes. I guess it sells more bike to those wanting the slow excuse.
you turn up for a ride with your mates, and the slow fat one drags out his shitest bike stating "the full sus is out of action, so i'm riding this pile of crap today" thus legitimising how slow he will be on anything more technical that a fire road decent. He does this a lot.
One day he gets out the gravel bike telling you all how rad it is.
But its not, its wank (and slow).
If you are faster on the gravel bike, you must be a flatlander.
Are you 8 yrs old? would explain lots.