Dave Arthur talks us around a steel framed gravel bike that’s priced £2,100

The new Wilier Jaroon gravel bike has just arrived for review here at road.cc, and you can have a quick look around it before we take it out on the road.

It’s built around a steel frame and a carbon-fibre fork, and it’s built up with a SRAM Rival 1 groupset.

Priced at £2,100, the Wilier Jaroon splits the difference between the £1,800 Bianchi Allroad 105 that we reviewed last month and the £2,400 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon adventure bike that we tested the month before that.

The Bianchi has a 6061 aluminium frame, an aluminium/carbon fork, and a Shimano 105 groupset. 

Dave liked the bike’s on and off-road capability but he wasn’t convinced about the dropper seatpost.

Jo Burt reviewed the Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon for us. It’s quite a different bike in that it has a carbon-fibre frame and fork. Like the Bianchi, it has a Shimano 105 groupset.

Jo called it a “fast and fun bike that's good for much, much more than just sticking to tarmac”.

We’ll be back with a review of the Wilier Jaroon shortly. 


Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.