Are Gravel Bikes Just Mountain Bikes From The '90s? | GMBN Tech Make A Gravel Bike

Published on November 7th 2021


Drop bars off road? What's the point? With the rising popularity of gravel bikes it can be easy to forget that mountain bikers were using drop handlebars even in the 1990s. Specifically, John Tomac; who raced a Yeti C-26 to 4th place in the first Downhill World Championships, and we have a replica here! Doddy checks out all the details of this vintage MTB before creating his own modern version and taking it for a shred 🤘 Subscribe to GMBN Tech: Explore GMBN Tech Clothing! 👉 Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @gmbntech Sign up to the GMBN newsletter: What do you think of gravel bikes? Let us know in the comments! Please submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Watch more on GMBN Tech... 📹 Watch GMBN Tech Features here - 📹 Watch The weekly GMBN Tech Show - 🎵 Music - licensed by Artlist a-tender-heart by the-david-roy-collective Artlist.mp3 ratata by curtis-cole Artlist.mp3 rock-it by skygaze Artlist.mp3 the-chase by aves Artlist.mp3 arcade by evgeny-bardyuzha Artlist.mp3 meet-me-in-tokyo by evgeny-bardyuzha Artlist.mp3 neon-skies by 2050 Artlist.mp3 #GMBNTech #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Brought to you by the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech delves deeper into the bikes, kit and technology that powers your rides! Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in, and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. If it’s off-road tech you’re after, look no further! The weekly GMBN Tech Show showcases the latest and biggest tech stories, with more besides. Fancy some factory tours and first looks to keep you informed of how the latest tech has arrived, as well as what they do on the trail? You’ve got it. Want some in-depth maintenance videos give you the knowledge to set up, look after and upgrade what you’ve got? Yep, we’ve got them, too. Lots of ‘em. In fact, our presenting team consists of bike industry professionals with decades of experience of wrenching, writing, and working at the cutting edge of mountain biking so we can keep you informed, entertained and engaged with all the tech that drives mountain bikes forwards! Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Dainese Protection: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: e*thirteen: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Crankbrothers Seatposts: Komoot: Power Tools: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter -