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Want a road bike that can handle so much more than just roads? We've got six options for you

Road bikes have gotten so much more capable in recent years, with the gravel bike trend inspiring a new breed of highly versatile, adaptable and capable road bikes that can handle so much more than roads.

If you want a modern road bike that can tackle towpaths, bridleways, forest tracks and gravel roads, then here are six choices for you from Rondo, Merida, Pinnacle, Orro, Ritchey and Kona.

Read more: the best gravel & adventure bikes

Our pick of six of the best go-anywhere road bikes


Weight Market price Read more
Merida Silex 9000
NA
£3,500.00
Read our review
Orro Terra C
9,110g
£2,099.99
Read our review
Pinnacle Arkose 3
10,022g
£1,250.00
Read our review
Ritchey Outback
9,800g
£1,299.00 (frameset)
Read our review
Rondo Ruut Al
10,050g
£1,699.00
Read our review
Kona Rove NRB
NA
£1,249.99
Read our review

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.