What is Gravel?

The wheel that's causing a frenzy.

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Gunnar Fehlau // Pressedienst-Fahrrad


"Gravel - one word, a thousand possibilities. Which makes clarifying the term as important as it is difficult. What is clear, is that the trend needs to be understood in order to be shaped." 

Gunnar is dedicated to a bike with racing handlebars and wide tires, which does not fit into any category and is nevertheless - or therefore - a bestseller.

  • He searches for clues and shows the potential in the "gravel phenomenon" for brands, regions and tourism. One thing is clear: It's not so much about technology, but more about lifestyle, attitude, aspirations and feelings.
  • Oh yes, and the renown expert (initiator of the Candy B. Graveller, the border stone Trophy and the Bikepacking Barcamps) will also touch on topic "Bike Packing".
  • Small warning: There are plenty of pitfalls. So despite all the hype, beware!

About Gunnar Fehlau
Gunnar Fehlau has been involved in the cycling scene as a "Velopreneur" since the mid-1980s and is one of its most avid chroniclers: He writes for various magazines (including anderswo, Bike, BikeBild, Spiegel, Tour, Velojournal, Walden), is editor of the cycling culture magazine "fahrstil", has written various books and heads the Pressedienst-Fahrrad. In addition, he is the founder of "The Wriders' Club" and has initiated many events; the Grenzsteintrophy, the Candy B. Graveller and the Bikepacking-Barcamp. As "Velonauts" he and his team advise companies and institutions and deliver tailor-made communication concepts and content. And yea, though he can often be found at his desk, his favorite place to be is on a bike. On his bike he has explored the Bike TransAlp, Bordeaux-Madrid, Paris-Brest-Paris, Tour Divide and Trondheim-Oslo, among others.

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