Gravel Bike VS Road Bike | Which Is Fastest On The Cobbles Of Paris Roubaix

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The cobbled roads of Paris Roubaix are absolutely brutal. Designed for horse drawn farm carts and tractors, they hardly seem rideable on a traditional road bike, and watching the pros race full gas across the sectors of Pavé is one of the most impressive parts of the sport. But is a road bike the best tool for the job, or would a gravel bike be quicker? Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Conor was out in Northern France to test which bike would be faster across the Carrefour De L’Arbre; road or gavel?

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