Lowdown: Fezzari Shafer Gravel Road Bike
The gravel bike has found considerable traction in the U.S. bike market over the past couple years. And for good reason. Here at my Oregon test HQ, as is the case across much of the country, there are far more miles of unpaved road versus maintained tarmac. Additionally, unimproved roadways often remove the worry of sharing the road with cars.
That's the perfect place for the Fezzari Shafer Gravel Road, a true all-terrain vehicle that will be available for purchase starting in December. Named after a renowned dirt road through Canyonlands National Park in Fezzari's home state of Utah, the Shafer is built for adventure. So what better way to put this bike to the test than to sign it up for two of Oregon's premiere gravel grinders, the 120-mile Ochoco Gravel Roubaix and the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic. Read on to see how bike and rider fared and be sure to check out upcoming Black Friday deals on this capable bike.