to find the most comfortable gravel bike possible

Gravel biking is my thing. I enjoy very much freedom that gravel bikes offers. I can go fast on the road in one minute and pushing the limits on gravel route in the next one. But my enjoyment comes mostly from the fact that my bike offers a very comfortable ride. I made it that way by adding an Ergon CF3 Pro flexing seatpost, Redshift suspension stem and few other noticeable things (please see the benchmark bike page to get all the details of my current bike).

My quest for the most comfortable gravel bike means that I am very interested in testing all possible solutions that can improve comfort of riding on my bike. In the same time bike industry is catching the comfort theme more and more by introducing bikes like Cannondale Topstone Carbon with KingPin rear suspension or BMC URS with MTT micro suspension. I am very interested in testing them too and comparing the results with my current, benchmark bike.

The word TESTING is a crucial one in this project. A lot of bike manufacturers but most importantly a bike reviewers claims that this bike or that solution is the most comfortable. I do to like to have a subjective opinion in that matter but I want to back it up with the most objective yet real life testing possible.

That is why I came up with my own methodology to test the level of comfort of the bikes (and its parts that can increase overall comfort both front and rear). Please visit the methodology section where I described with details my approach to finding the most comfortable gravel bike in the world and please do not hesitate to write to me at idea@gravelbikes.cc if you have, well, ideas of how I can enhance or improve my methodology to get the most accurate results.

Everything I do here is to find the most comfortable gravel bike possible … or at least more comfortable than my current bechmark bike. So if you feel that you have a part that will make my bike even more comfy please do not hesitate to contact me at challenge@gravelbikes.cc. And dear bike companies, if you feel that your bike will be more comfortable please take my comfort challenge and contact me as well. I will gladly put it to the test and report if this indeed is the case…