Each year at the Sea Otter Classic there’s at least one product category that dominates exhibitor booths. This year, it was undeniable that gravel bikes have made the leap from niche to mainstream. Almost every company has some form of gravel or adventure bike in its quiver.
Component options are on the rise as well, with new alternatives for gearing and new tire choices. Perhaps most noteworthy is the development of suspension technologies to help riders grind out long days on rough roads.
Take a scroll through this RoadBikeReview Gallery for a look at some of the top gravel gear highlights 2019.