Recently, cycling has got more extreme. Events such as the Dirty Kanza (a 200-mile run on the rough gravel roads of Kansas) and the Transcontinental Race (an unsupported European ultra-distance ride that runs at a saddle sore-inducing 2,500 miles) are presenting increasing numbers of competitors with whole new sets of challenges â and, importantly, taking cyclists off car-choked roads to explore rough-and-ready routes.
The movement has given rise to a new genre of ride: top-end brands such as Open and 3T are producing gravel bikes that are all about speed. And now, CervÃ©lo, best known for its coveted road frames, is getting in on the game too. The Ãspero (Spanish for âroughâ) is based around a stiff, full-carbon frame for efficient power transfer (scientist for âspeedâ) with a geometry that virtually mirrors a racing bike (âmore speedâ). A âtrail-mixerâ adjusts the position of the front wheel, thereâs the option to run two wheel sizes â 650b or road-standard 700c â and also a choice between either slick or knobbly tyres. Itâs a ridiculously tuneable ride, Andrew Diprose for GQ British. #albertosolon #dresscodebrazil #sapatosmasculinos #empreendedorismo #adolfoturrion #modamasculina #franklyandrade #therake #therakemagazine #pocketsquare #elegance #madeinitaly #sprezzatura #luxurydetails #gq #gqbritish #kamisariazanuto #lionelfalcon #bikes