A new set of wheels for gravel bikes that are built for durability, low rolling resistance, and long-lasting performance is about to hit the market.
The wheelsets from UK-based gravel bike builder Mud-Horse have won the prestigious BSA-UK Best Buy Award for best gravel bike wheelsets.
Mud-horses are the ultimate gravel bike, and their designs are both affordable and dependable.
But they have the advantage of being built to last a lifetime.
Here’s what it takes to make gravel bikes rock-solid and rugged enough to tackle the tough world of gravel.
Read more about gravel bikes and their parts here.
What is a gravel bike?
A gravel bike is a set of three wheels.
The first two wheels are a standard road type with the centre bar attached, and the third is a wheel that is specially designed to handle the most common gravel use on gravel.
The gravel bike comes with a number of different mounting options, but we will use the one that we currently use on the bikes we build.
The three-wheeled gravel bike has a wide, flat road base and a long, low centre bar.
We’ve included the one pictured here to demonstrate how the wheelset sits on the bike.
A typical gravel bike consists of the following:Wheelset (standard road)Cushion baseFront wheel baseWheels (different size)Front and rear axleThe wheel base is the most important part of a gravel frame.
If it is too tall, the wheels will flex, and this will damage the frame.
A low, flat base provides a good foundation for the wheels.
We will use a 4mm thick cushion base on this example.
The cushions have been designed to withstand up to 100,000km of gravel on a single run.
We also like the wheelbase because it can be changed from day to day, or from bike to bike.
In fact, the wheel is not the only part of the bike that can be adjusted.
To achieve a stable position, the front wheel must be aligned with the ground.
To adjust the wheels, simply remove the wheel, lay the bike on its side, and remove the rear wheel from the frame with a screwdriver.
You can use a hand or two to remove the back wheel, but a good rule of thumb is to use the least amount of force possible.
A quick glance will show that we have set the centre bars and rear wheels to an even angle, and we have also included a seatpost to hold the rear wheels.
This is the main reason why the wheelsets are so popular: it is possible to mount a standard rear wheel and a mud-horse front wheel on a standard gravel bike.
However, we prefer to mount the mud-horse wheels on a gravel mountain bike because the mudhorses wheel can handle higher speeds than the standard gravel bikes.
A mud-hog wheel with a standard wheel is about the same weight as a standard mud-horn.
This allows the mud hogs to be lighter than a standard mountain bike.
A mud-hound wheelset is made from high-quality carbon fibre.
This material is very tough, and its high stiffness means that it is able to withstand a lot of rough and tumble.
The carbon fibre is bonded to the tyre using carbon nanotubes.
The nanotube is also strong and can withstand impact.
The material is used in some of the most advanced mountain bikes on the market, and it also plays a role in the construction of the tyres, wheels and forks of the bikes that we build on the site.
The wheelset mounts securely onto the bottom bracket of the frame, which is designed to keep the wheels in place.
The rear wheel mounts are attached to the fork and are then screwed onto the top bracket.
The front wheel mounts mount on to the front fork and then onto the main frame, so that it can attach to the frame without any modification.
The fork can be removed and replaced at any time, or you can take a spare and swap it in later.
The rear wheel is mounted on the front and the front axle is mounted to the rear of the fork.
The axle can be fitted onto the frame directly, but if the axle is too wide, it can interfere with the mud tubes.
A short axle provides good control and stability for the rear tyre.
The bottom bracket also supports the mud tube.
This ensures that the mud is not easily bent or pushed out of the mudtube during an accident.
The mud tubes of the Mud-horse gravel bike can be attached to a frame with the use of a small screwdriver, but the main purpose of the holes is to provide clearance for the mud.
The holes can be drilled to accept the mud tubing and then the mud can be slid into place by hand.
The mud tube can be used with either a set or individual mud tubes, or the mudtub can be made to fit in a small hole in the front of the mountain bike frame. The Mud