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Group Test Preview: What’s the best endurance bike?

We’ve put 10 of the most exciting endurance and gravel bikes to the test on Europe’s harshest terrain. Which bike could best handle long days in the saddle and make for a fun ride in all conditions? On the legendary routes of the spring classics we found the answer.

When the percentage gradient of your next climb exceeds the alcohol percentage of the strongest Belgian beer, when your backside is cursing the Trouée d’Arenberg for the hundredth time while side-winds try to knock you from your bike – that’s when you realise that riding a road bike, in Belgium, is not a game, but a battle. A crusade against the elements and an even harder one against yourself.

There is no mercy on Paterberg nor on any secteur of pavé during Paris-Roubaix. If you survive the Belgian spring, you’re ready to take on any challenge the season throws at you.

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