Video: Chris Akrigg redefines what’s possible on a gravel bike

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<p><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/tags/chris-akrigg/">Chris Akrigg</a> is back with another outrageous video, this time pushing a <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/best-gravel-bikes/">gravel bike</a> to its limit in the trials legend’s trademark style.</p>
<p>Gravel bikes are often touted as <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-ep-9-do-you-need-more-than-one-bike/">the ultimate N+1</a>, with the versatility to ride hard on the road and venture off the beaten track. Put a gravel bike in Akrigg’s hands – he’s riding a Mongoose Guide – and, well, just watch the video.</p>
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<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-ep-9-do-you-need-more-than-one-bike/"><em>BikeRadar</em> Podcast Episode 9: Do you really need more than one bike?</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/best-gravel-bikes/">Best gravel bikes: top-rated bikes reviewed by <em>BikeRadar</em></a></li>
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<p>Interestingly, Akrigg’s Mongoose is fitted with a <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/forks/suspension-forks/fox-ax-gravel-suspension-fork-first-ride-review/">Fox AX fork</a>, launched in 2017 as a mixed-terrain fork with 40mm of travel.</p>
<p>The fork has three options for compression damping – open, medium, and lockout with blow-off – and is aimed at gravel riders who want to get more out of their drop-handlebar bike.</p>
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