TJ Eisenhart and Colin Strickland are two of the 1,000-plus racers who will take the start line at Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas on Saturday. Both seasoned racers have unique takes on what the right set-up — and look — is for the rough-gravel course.
Eisenhart, an artist and ex-road racer, revels in the acid-trip-inspired artwork on his Santa Cruz Stigmata.
Strickland, a past winner of the race now known as Unbound Gravel, is opting for bigger, 42mm tires on his Allied Echo, shaving down some of the side knobs to ensure clearance.
Take a look below at their bikes.
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