An updated all-rounder that can handle tracks and trails as well as tarmac

The Pilgrims Disc from British brand Bowman really impressed us first time around so we're excited to try it out again now that it has had an update.

Bowman calls the Pilgrims Disc a road plus model in that it's designed for tarmac and also for tracks and trails.

When we reviewed the first version we said, "Bowman may be a small company but with the Pilgrims it outguns more expensive rivals from established bicycle companies pushing into the rapidly growing disc brake-equipped 'road plus' market. 

"The Pilgrims is a splendid example of the new breed of disc brake road bikes that really suit UK cyclists looking for an affordable, versatile and durable option."

It comes as a frameset — a 6069-T6 aluminium frame and a full carbon fork, plus a headset, seat clamp and thru axles — for £795.

We'll have a review on road.cc soon. In the meantime, get more details from Bowman's website.

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.