As gravel riding has become more popular and more products and bikes are out in the market, there is an ever growing amount of exceptional bikes and kit available. Here’s our pick of brilliant, shiny stuff from the top of the gravel pile.
Wilier Jena Ekar Gravel Bike
Whether you view it as an all-Italian thoroughbred or just a really, really nice gravel bike, the Wilier Jena Ekar ticks all the boxes. With what most gravelistas would probably consider to be a top-tier european build, the Jena features Campagnolo 13 Speed Ekar groupset and Miche Graff wheels. Full details and spec here.
Token RoubX Prime Carbon Wheelset
With a wheelset weight of under 1500 grams and the ability to run tubeless or clinchers from 700x30mm to 29×2.1″, the Token RoubX wheels are perfect for off-road race bikes, either cyclocross or gravel. Currently (21.04.22) on sale with a whopping 41% discount.
Merlin Malt G2X Frameset
The Malt G2X is proving itself to be a more than capable frameset. These frames are currently being ridden by our customers in extremely varied landscapes around the world, from the open plains of central Canada, to milder trails of inland Australia. The Malt G2X frameset features: lightweight, yet tough, triple-butted alluminium tubing, a tapered front steerer (1 1/8-1.5″) for a solid, predictable front end. The Malt G2X geometry offers comfort, stability and effortless performance, while the full carbon fork effectively smooths out trails by absorbing vibrations from rougher surfaces.The frameset has the flexibility to be built with 1x or 2x transmission and on 650b or 700c wheels, full build weights between 8 – 10KG depending on specification.
Want one already built? Check out the Malt G2X GRX
Deda Gravel 100 RHM Handlebars
Developed from the popular Zero 100 Deda drop bar, the Gravel 100 has a mild aero shape which allows a more comfortable hand hold. With its ‘easy to live wth’ compact shape and gentle flair at the drops, the Gravel 100 offers a great mix of comfort and control, whilst weighing in at a respectable 260 grams.
Maxxis Rambler Exo TR
A tyre for mixed conditions, the Rambler Exo TR (tubeless ready) has tightly packed centre knobs for better rolling resistance on hardpacked surfaces and more spaced out side knobs for predictable cornering and digging in to variable terrain.
100% Altius Gravel Helmet
Featuring 14 large vents for good airflow, a washable moisture wicking anti-microbial liner and the Smartshock Rotational Protection System, the Altius is engineered for the demands of today’s gravel bike rider.
The Sidi Jarin is the ultimate shoe for gravel riding, designed utilising a mix of MTB and Road shoe attributes and features. The stiff carbon sole is great for power transfer; the smooth finished upper and rubber toe section are easy to wipe clean of dust or mud. With the usual Sidi feature such as the heel cup, matched with the easy & fast Techno 3 Plus closure system, the Jarin shoes are the top choice for gravel riding.
Restrap Bar Bag – Large
Planning a summer of bike-packing or touring? Maybe need to carry stuff but don’t have eyelets on your bike? The Restrap Bar Bag could be the accessory you are looking for. The bar bag has a generous 14 litre capacity with an extra 3 litres available in the food pouch.
Campagnolo Ekar 13 Speed Groupset
Featuring the world’s lightest gravel specific drivetrain and 13 gears (including a tiny 9 sprocket), Campagnolo’s long awaited venture to gravel hasn’t disappointed. The groupset features a beautiful carbon chainset design, while the gear changes have the familiar solid Campagnolo ‘klunk’ when changing. Cleverly designed levers make gear shifts easy from the hoods and the drops.