Gravel bike sizing & geometry: Everything you need to know

Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 gravel bike
(Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

A gravel bike can be seen as a crossover between road, cyclo-cross, and mountain bikes, including features from all three styles as well as its own unique brand. The best gravel bikes are meant for exploring, adventure, all-day and all-terrain riding, while also being lightweight, performance-driven, and capable in all sorts of weather conditions. A relaxed fit and wider tyres make them more comfortable than a road bike, while the drop bars and lightweight frames aid in efficiency over mountain bikes. 

Gravel bikes are designed for any and all cyclists, from everyday commuters and off-road explorers to dedicated racers and bikepacking adventurers. Yesterday we answered the question, 'what is a gravel bike?' and in this article, we dive into the unique geometry and sizing of gravel bikes. 

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