Road Bike Vs Gravel Bike – Jebel Shams Epic Ride Oman

On the slopes of the epic Jebel Shams climb in Oman, Ollie and Si looked to settle the battle once and for all with this gravel bike vs road bike race. Each had their advantages with the mixed terrain route, but which would win? Watch to find out…

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Si was equipped with the road specific thoroughbred Orbea Orca, and Ollie had the all-new, gravel specific, Canyon Grail. The increased tyre width and specific geometries helped Ollie in the off-road sections but the Orca’s efficiency meant Si excelled on the tarmac. This was to be a close battle between two very competitive presenters!

Jebel Shams in Oman made the perfect setting for this epic gravel/road climb showdown. What’s the most epic climb near you? Let us know. 👇

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