Gravel bikes are also known as Adventure Bikes in the press. Most of the big Bike Companies and many of the smaller companies now have a few Gravel Bikes in their range. What started about a couple of years ago as a craze, has fast become a significant part of the popular bike range. Bikes that are ideal for dirt roads, Devon lanes, gravel surfaces, forest or open moorland have become a ‘must own’ part of a decent bike collection. They are comfortable over long distances, come with disc brakes, big tyre clearances for extra traction and a frame geometry which excels on and off road with just the right amount of comfort.
They are perfect for commuting, touring, light touring and hacking off down a green (Devon) lane, bridleway or man-made trail. A bike which can tackle most surfaces including the poor state of some of our roads is a bonus. The Relaxed geometry with a bit fatter tyres and disc brakes for all conditions offer comfort and confidence to the rider. Here at Bigpeaks we have been selling bikes such as the well-loved and now famous ‘Genesis Croix de Fer’ for some seasons now and we welcome these new bikes back as part of a vastly expanded Genesis range of Gravel specific bikes. Trek bikes have broadened their spectrum too and we are stocking all of the ranges of Trek Bikes including Trek gravel bikes. Saracen, KTM and Salsa have lots of options too and Marin Bikes have some superb new gravel bikes in their fold.