What gravel bike should I buy? It's a question we hear a lot here at road.cc, and there's a serious amount of choice at the moment. In the above video we've narrowed the choice to two of the most interesting British designed gravel bikes, the Mason Bokeh and Fairlight Secan, and compare the differences.
Why these two bikes? Because in many ways they are very similar. They're both designed in the UK and made in Italy. Each has been designed by a Dom too, make of that what you will. Each bike has clearance for wide tyres including on-trend 650b, disc brakes, geometry tuned for mixed-terrain riding and various mounts for mudguards, racks and extra bottles.
The one big difference is in the frame material. The Mason Bokeh uses an aluminium frame, the Fairlight Secan uses a steel frame. To try and remove some of the variables, both bikes were rolling on Hunt 650b wheels with WTB Sendero 47mm tyres.
I don't want to spoil the video so hit play above and then let's hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. Which one would you choose?
You can read a full review of the Fairlight Secan here and there'll be a review of the updated Mason Bokeh very soon, but in the meantime here's the review from when it first launched a few years ago.
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.