Is A Gravel Bike With Full Suspension Faster?

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We saw the first version of the Niner MCR full-suspension gravel bike last year and we’ve been dying to have a go ever since. And now thanks to Niner, we not only got to ride it, we also got to have a go on their brand new RLT rigid gravel bike as well!

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Thanks to our friends at Niner, we were able to test how a full-suspension gravel bike measures up to a more ‘standard’ gravel bike over standard gravel roads, rough sections, and even a nice bit of singletrack.

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