Bikes From the 2016 Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride and Suggestions for 2017

The best bike is really dependent on the rider’s skill and comfort in the dirt. The faster and more experienced riders will use their road bikes with 25 or 28mm tires, as this is a road race, not a gravel grinder.

The best bike is really dependent on the rider’s skill and comfort in the dirt. The faster and more experienced riders will use their road bikes with 25 or 28mm tires, as this is a road race, not a gravel grinder. Despite the differentiation, other riders will still choose a gravel grinder bike and opt for more comfort in the dirt – but will have to suffer lugging these bikes up the long climbs. That can be taxing. The best of these bikes, in terms of lightness, comfort and strength is the C5 from Cervelo. It’s probably the optimal bike for the majority of the riders.

The Cervelo C5
Others use a cross bike with gearing and clearance for dirt. These bikes are usually equipped with much larger tires and make the dirt sections much easier. The downside is that the road portion becomes much harder on these bikes. Some do it on a mountain bike for the most comfort and security, but for the least speed.
Editor’s Note: For gravel grinders, our suggestion is the Sage Barlow Titanium Gravel Bike. This is THE bike for BWR for its versatility and solid frame. Stay tuned for our detailed review of this bike, just in time for the Belgian Waffle Ride

The Bikes From the 2016 Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

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