Is gravel riding just mountain biking from the 90s?

The cause of much debate for riders who fondly remember the early years of mountain biking, we call in two of our in-house experts from CyclingPlus and MBUK to debate whether gravel riding is just mountain biking from the 90s. 

Both Robin Weaver and Warren Rossiter rode and raced mountain bikes across multiple disciplines in the 1990s, but today enjoy riding and testing modern gravel bikes alongside their usual helpings of 21st century road and mountain bikes.

Has gravel riding backfilled the void left by the progression of mountain biking tracks and tech? Or are we looking at something new altogether?

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