Gravel gear gallery: A smorgasbord of tech at Belgian Waffle Ride California

From road bikes with ultra-light rim brakes to mountain bikes with aero bars, there was no shortage of variety at the second Monument of Gravel of the year.

From ultra-light rim brakes and skinsuits to CamelBaks and mountain bikes with aero bars, Belgian Waffle Ride California brought out a huge range of gear as riders of all ages tried to figure out what the ideal set-up was for a half-road, half-“unroad” event.

Here is what we found on the start line and on the course of the 137-mile event in San Diego County last weekend.

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