How is endurance and gravel riding any different than regular road riding? Well for starters, the obvious difference is that newer all-road models built for endurance and gravel rides offer benefits for riding long hours on surfaces that can vary from smooth pavement to corrugated dirt roads and trails. Endurance and gravel bikes often give the rider a more upright position as control and comfort typically outweigh the all-out aero geometry of performance road bikes. You'll also find that all-road models have clearance for larger volume tires. The traction and comfort you get from bigger tires makes them more optimized for riding on uneven and looser surfaces. These models make great tools for gravel/endurance racing, long exploration style rides, and bikepacking. When you want to ride fast and stay comfortable over any road you come across, these are the models to choose.