Who hasn't heard of gravel? This recent discipline was born a few years ago, achieving spectacular versatility and activating, once again, the gears of the cycling industry.
One of the main actors in this development process has been Shimano. The Japanese brand went straight from the first moment and was a pioneer in many aspects.
Gravel is synonymous with GRX. Shimano's gravel-specific groupset has only gotten better. From its beginnings, with 10 sprockets, to today, with 12, the evolution has been very positive.
In this sense, they have also included electronic transmissions, braking systems or specific levers for this modality.
Bib shorts with pockets, chamois designed to absorb vibrations, windproof jerseys... Shimano has a whole range of products ideal for gravel. Resistant and durable clothing, suitable for humid and cold conditions, which do not penalize comfort at any time.
In addition, some garments are made with recycled material, reducing the environmental impact and adding to the benefits of the circular economy.
Gravel combines all types of surfaces; asphalt, tracks, trails... Sometimes, you even have to get off the bike and carry it on your back for a long time.
Undeniably, the market will continue to evolve in the coming years, with new products, materials and technologies. But the question is: what will they surprise us with next time?