I’m in the market for a gravel bike but as you can imagine, choice is vast and the supply is short for many models. I’m not in a huge rush but don’t want to wait forever to get one.
A few points, looking for a new cycling challenge hence the gravel bike (currently a roadie), terrain won’t be too technical to start with, basic trails, fire roads, canal paths and maybe something a bit more adventurous etc, bike packing is on the agenda (nothing too epic).
I’m in the UK with a budget of £1800, would prefer to spend nearer £1600 as I’ll be looking to get pedals and shoes as well (these won’t be in the main budget). A few on my list:
£1600 - available now
£1800 - available now
£1649 - “Autumn expected”
£1800 - no stock, check back in 2 weeks
£1699 - available
£1800 - not sure about availability
To give you the names without links:
Planet X on one ranger (SRAM Rival)
Planet X on one ranger (SRAM Force)
Canyon Grail 6 AL
Boardman ADV 9.0
Giant Revolt 0
Planet X both have 10% right now and available, just not 100% on looks, a bit loud perhaps, the Canyon appeals most for some reason (current road bike is Canyon), I also like the Boardman.