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Want Shimano's GRX on a bike now? You're in luck, here are 19 great looking bikes with the gravel groupset

Shimano launched a new gravel groupset with plenty of gearing options this year, and it's already making its way onto bikes you can buy right now. If you're in the market for a new bike equipped with GRX, we've rounded up a load of top bikes you can buy right now. We'll update this list as more new bikes are announced. 

To recap, GRX is Shimano's first dedicated gravel bike groupset. It's available at three price levels - 800, 600 and 400 - roughly related to Ultegra, 105 and Tiagra respectively. There are 2x and 1x options, 800 and 600 are 11-speed and 400 is 10-speed. Cassettes come from existing road and mountain bike catalogues, and max out at a recommended 11-34t for 2x and 11-42t for 1x.

From compiling this list, it is clear manufacturers aren’t afraid of mixing the different groupsets. Some bikes have upgraded shifters, cranks and derailleurs, with some downgrading the crankset, shifters or cassettes, all in an effort to deliver a bike at a target price point.There is one limit to this interchangeability. You can’t mix and match GRX chainsets and front mechs though. To accommodate wide tyres, Shimano has pushed both outboard by 2.5mm. 

The new groupset is dropper post friendly with a dedicated lever when using a 1x setup to control the seatpost. There are also in-line brake levers, so you can operate the brakes from the top of the handlebars. Shimano has also launched new wheels as part of the GRX range.

You can read all about the new Shimano GRX groupset here and my first ride impressions here.

 

Scott Addict Gravel 10 £5,899

Scott Addict Gravel 10

With cyclocross season in full swing, here’s Scott’s race-ready Addict with a GRX800 Di2 2x groupset, using a 48/31t chainset and 11-34t cassette. Tyres are the excellent Schwalbe G-One 35mm tyres on Syncros Capital 1.0 carbon wheels.

Scott Speedster Gravel 30 Bike £1,299

Scott Speedster Gravel 30 Bike

The Speedster is a more versatile bike with a lower entry price, aimed as a versatile do-everything bike. The aluminium frame and carbon fork have mudguard eyelets and there’s plenty of space around the 35mm tyres. Groupset is a mix of GRX400 and GRX600 with a 46/30t chainset and 11-34t cassette.

Cube Nuroad Race Gravel Bike £1,299

Cube Nuroad Race Gravel Bik

Nuroad is German company Cube’s names for its versatile gravel bike. This model uses GRX400 with a 46/30t chainset and 11-34t cassette and voluminous Schwalbe G-One tyres.

Canyon Grail CF SLX 8.0 Di2 £4,299

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Canyon’s radical Grail with the hover handlebar is now available in several GRX builds. The cheaper aluminium Grail isn’t yet available with the new GRX groupset.

This Grail CF SLX 8.0 Di2 here is a range-topping model with the GRX800 Di2 groupset, combining a 48/31t chainset with an 11-34t Ultegra cassette. Reynolds ATR carbon wheels and Schwalbe G-One Bite 40mm tubeless tyres complete the build on this bike.

Canyon Grail CF SL 7.0 £2,049

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The Grail CF SL has a frame that is near enough identical to the CF SLX, it’s just the carbon fibre layup that is different to save some money with a small weight penalty. This is the cheapest GRX bike with GRX600 mechanical shifters and crankset, but upgraded GRX front and rear mechs.

Cervelo Aspero GRX £3,599

Cervelo Aspero GRX

The Aspero is Cervelo’s first venture into the gravel bike market, and it brings all the company’s experience with building fast road race winning bikes to a gravel bike designed, naturally, for winning races. It’s got some interesting details, which you can read all about in our review here. This model pairs GRX800 mechanical shifters and derailleurs with an Easton EA90 47/32t chainset and 11-34t cassette.

Rose Backroad GRX £2,041.12

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The Backroad is a bike that really impressed us this year, and it’s now available with a GRX groupset. This model features the GRX600 version with a 1x chainset and a Shimano SLX 11-42t cassette.

Cannondale SuperX GRX Cyclocross Bike £2,499

Cannondale SuperX GRX Cyclocross Bike

Cannondale’s only current GRX-equipped bike is the SuperX cyclocross bike, but with wide tyre clearance it can be pushed into service as an adventure/gravel bike. It’s not a full GRX groupset though, you get the new GRX600 shifters but an Ultegra RX rear mech with an 11-34t cassette and a Cannondale 40t chainset.

The company’s new Topstone Carbon isn’t yet offered in a GRX build, but we’re sure that is coming soon and with a full GRX groupset.

Orro Terra C GRX600 £2,099

Orro Terra C GRX600

British company Orra offers its carbon fibre Terra gravel bike with the GRX600 groupset in a 1x flavour, combining a a 40t chainrings with an 11-42t cassette.

Bianchi Impulso Allroad GRX810 £2,500

Bianchi Impulso Allroad GRX810

Famous Italian brand has added two Impulso Allroad bikes with GRX groupsets to its latest range. Both models use aluminium frames with wide tyre clearance, up to 40mm, and mudguard and rack mounts.

The pictured bike wears a GRX800 Di2 groupset with a 48/31t chainset and 11-34t cassette. Other kit includes the company’s own Reparto Course CDX22 rims with Formula hubs and Kenda Flintridge 35mm tyres.

Bianchi Impulso Allroad GRX600 £2,100

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This bike gets the same frame, wheels and tyres, but Shimano’s GRX600 mechanical groupset with a 46/30t chainset and 11-34t cassette.

Bergamont Grandurance Elite £2,499

Bergamont Grandurance Elite

This carbon fibre gravel bike is a good looking number and is specced a mix of GRX800 single ring chainset and rear mech, paired to GRX600 shifters and a Shimano SLX 11-42t cassette. We’re going to see this mix-and-match approach with a lot of bikes in 2020.

Genesis Croix de Fer Ti £3,799

Genesis Croix de Fer Ti

British company Genesis has wasted no time in equipping its very lovely titanium Croix de Fer bike with the latest GRX groupset. It has chosen GRX800 mechanical with a 2x setup, using the 48/31t chainset paired to an 11-34t cassette. Tyres are 37mm wide WTB Riddlers.

Genesis Fugio 30 £2,699

Genesis Fugio 30

The Fugio is a road plus bike suitable for road cycling, commuting, touring and mild gravel, and rolls on popular 650b wheels with WTB’s latest Venture 47mm wide tyres. The groupset is GRX800 with a single 40t chainsring and 11-42t cassette.

Ribble CGR AL from £1,299 with GRX600​

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Ribble will soon be offering its popular CGR bike, as suited to commuting as it is to gravel racing, with the new GRX groupset. You’ll be able to choose from GRX600 1x for £1,299, GRX800 1x  for £1,599 and GRX400 2x10 for £1,349. No pictures yet hence the bike above having 105.

Mason Bokeh Ti GRX Di2 £6,195

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The most expensive GRX-equipped bike we’ve yet seen, this is the Bokeh titanium from Brit brand Mason Cycles. The company will let you choose 700c or 650b wheels and 1x or 2x drivetrains, based around the range-topping GRX800 Di2 groupset.

Bokeh GRX £3,175

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The regular aluminium Bokeh brings the price down a lot. This version, in a choice of three frame colours and again a choice of 1x or 2x, is equipped with GRX800 mechanical components.

3T Exploro PRO GRX €3,999

3T Exploro PRO GRX

It caused a shock when it launched, the 3T Exploro dared to be different, bringing aerodynamics to the gravel bike market. The range has now expanded to cover a range of prices, including this Pro GRX model. It’s equipped with a 1x drivetrain and 11-42t cassette. It rolls on WRB Riddler tyres on Fulcrum wheels.

Salsa Cutthroat from £3,300

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The American company’s ‘ultra endurance’ bike has been fully updated for 2020 with a new frame, fork and extra cargo capacity. It’s also available with Shimano’s latest GRX groupset in a number of build options. 

With Shimano GRX 810 Di2 components it'll set you back £5,800. With mechanical GRX 810 it's £4,200, and GRX 600 costs £3,300.

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alan sherman [50 posts] 1 month ago
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Reilly gradient too. 1x

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ex_terra [40 posts] 1 month ago
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It's a shame the bokeh has such a low stack height on it - it would be number one choice if not for that.

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fukawitribe [2944 posts] 1 month ago
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ex_terra wrote:

It's a shame the bokeh has such a low stack height on it - it would be number one choice if not for that.

Riser bars maybe ?

https://www.slowtwitch.com/Gravel/The_Rise_of_Riser_Drop_Bars_7280.html

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IanEdward [357 posts] 1 month ago
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Bianchi Impulso Allroad

Am in the market for a gravel bike and have always wanted to add a celeste Bianchi to my collection, so this should make me happy, but something about Bianchi's typical over-pricing in the UK + an aluminium frame for £2,100 + Alex wheels makes me wonder if this is going to be a bit of a disappointment in the flesh.

Still can't see past the Orbea Terras in this price range

 

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Drinfinity [273 posts] 1 month ago
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IanEdward wrote:

Still can't see past the Orbea Terras

Agreed - it's burned my retinas just looking at it.  Did they have some colour schemes left over from 1984?

 

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JF69 [55 posts] 1 month ago
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Shimano really need to offer a 10T cassette option.

It would open up a range of possibilities & combinations, both with a 1x as well as a 2x system.

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IanEdward [357 posts] 1 month ago
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Agreed - it's burned my retinas just looking at it.  Did they have some colour schemes left over from 1984?

 

Haha, I call that colour scheme 'harlequin'. 

It would be my CX race bike and it seems mandatory that CX bikes should be a little eye-watering, so it'll fit right in.

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IanEdward [357 posts] 1 month ago
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JF69 wrote:

Shimano really need to offer a 10T cassette option.

It would open up a range of possibilities & combinations, both with a 1x as well as a 2x system.

 

Isn't that what their microspline freehub standard is all about? I've not been following the story much as I fear change in general, but thought they had released something to compete with SRAMs XD...

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David Arthur @d... [962 posts] 1 month ago
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IanEdward wrote:

JF69 wrote:

Shimano really need to offer a 10T cassette option.

It would open up a range of possibilities & combinations, both with a 1x as well as a 2x system.

 

Isn't that what their microspline freehub standard is all about? I've not been following the story much as I fear change in general, but thought they had released something to compete with SRAMs XD...

Yes Microspline allows them to offer a 10t sprocket, and they do with the 10-51t cassette on the XTR 12-speed groupset. It would have been great to see this on GRX but it's not the Shimano way, slowly slowly does it

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ktache [2246 posts] 1 month ago
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I have always given Shimano a couple of years to calm their innovative desires down a bit, settle down a little.  I still have and use my XTR Vs and 9 speed from the late 90s.  You might change your groupsets every couple of years, but I want things to last.  I gave been burned by being an early adopter, in electronics stuff mainly.  I mean, thank goodness I never went for Rapid Rise, or those flappy, gear changing, flat bar brake levers.

I still think that those very long, long cage rear derailleurs dont suit the british climate too well.  I know they are "gravel" but everywhere I go at the moment has deep muddy puddles, and a short cage just gives you a little bit more to stop the jockeys and chain dragging through the filth.  Every little helps.

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zero_trooper [394 posts] 1 month ago
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fukawitribe wrote:

Riser bars maybe ?

https://www.slowtwitch.com/Gravel/The_Rise_of_Riser_Drop_Bars_7280.html

Good link!

 

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Miller [301 posts] 1 month ago
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Most of the GRX bikes listed here aren't using the GRX levers and they seem the most interesting thing about the group, frankly.

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mtnbikerva1 [5 posts] 1 month ago
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Miller wrote:

Most of the GRX bikes listed here aren't using the GRX levers and they seem the most interesting thing about the group, frankly.

I agree the better braking and ergonomics of the brifters. Along with the longer derailleur and clutch.  Also needs better range gearing 50/34 up front and 10-36 in the rear.

Then you have a bike a person can ride on and offroad!

This on a Litespeed GRAVEL frame would be awesome!