In this buyer's guide you can find out about the best gravel bikes and adventure road bikes available. We've ridden and tested these bikes in real conditions, and this is our pick of the bunch.
Best gravel race bike: Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 2024
Best gravel bike with suspension: Lauf Seigla Weekend Warrior Wireless
Best gravel bike for also taking on the road: Vitus Venon EVO-GR Rival AXS
Best gravel bike for under £2000: Forme Monsal 1
Best money-no-object gravel bike: Specialized S-Works Crux
Best value for money gravel bike: Orro Terra X GRX400 2023
Best women’s gravel bike: Liv Devote 1
Best gravel e-bike: Cairn E-Adventure Rambler
Best titanium gravel bike: Landrace Tupelo frameset
Best gravel bike for mountain bikers: YT Szepter Core 4
Best value gravel bike frameset: Sonder Camino AL frame and fork
Gravel bikes and adventure bikes have gone very quickly from the latest craze to a significant part of most bike companies' ranges. These bikes are tailored for long-distance comfort, with disc brakes, big tyre clearance and geometry honed to excel both on the road and off, whether it's a gravel, forest or dirt track.
Descended from touring bikes, endurance road bikes and cyclo-cross bikes, gravel bikes and adventure bikes are go-almost-anywhere machines for riders who want to explore and race on dirt roads, and ride tarmac to get there.
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Disc brakes allow frame clearances for fatter tyres, making for a bike that can cope with a very wide range of surfaces that points and laughs at potholes.
If you're working with a budget ranging from £1,000 to £2,000 for a gravel bike, be sure to check out our best gravel bikes under £2000. In this guide, hopefully you should be able to find a gravel bike that is to your liking whatever you budget or riding style. So, without further ado...