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Best Gravel Bikes Under £2000

The finest gravel bikes under £2,000 combine a robust drop-bar-compatible frame with big, low-pressure tyres and disc brakes, allowing you to go wherever you want on or off the road. Manufacturers take advantage of trickle-down technology from their higher-priced siblings to meet the pricepoint without sacrificing too much performance, carefully deciding on the inclusions and omissions in order to create a bike that's still fun, capable, and great, while also allowing you to heat your home and take a hot shower when you finish your ride.


The biggest difference in price point across gravel bikes is the construction material. Aluminium is the metal of choice for mid-range bikes as opposed to the ultimate in lightweight frames - carbon, which will set you back a lot more.


Gravel has such a broad definition that different bikes appeal to various riding styles. Whether you're into gravel racing, singletrack exploration, or bikepacking epics, there are some bikes that will appeal to you more than others, so finding the perfect gravel bike for your riding style is essential. So, what are the best mid-priced gravel alternatives, and what should you seek for in a drop bar all-arounder?


Rutland Cycling's specialists have compiled a list of the finest gravel bikes under £2,000 on the market.


 
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Giant Revolt Gravel Bikes Under £2000

You want a bike that floats through it all, keeps you in control, and is comfortable for long days in the saddle, whether you ride dirt roads, trails, gravel, or a mix of all three. The Revolt succeeds on every level. It has an ALUXX aluminium frame and a composite fork that are both built to blend rigidity and comfort.


To further absorb road shocks and vibrations, it has integrated components such as the D-Fuse composite seatpost and Contact XR D-Fuse handlebar. The frame offers disc brake integration and clearance for wider tyres up to 45mm.


 

Cannondale Topstone Gravel Bikes Under £2000

The Topstone is a series of all-out gravel bikes named after the Cannondale team's favourite dirt road loop. On this powerful and flexible gravel rig, you're ready for adventure with wide tyre clearance, a confident riding posture, and lively handling.


Topstone comes equipped with attachments for three water bottles as well as mounts for top tube storage. You can setup huge frame bags or bottle cages on the downtube mount. Built for adventure, the Topstone offers room for tires up to 42mm wide & a range of gearsets from Shimano, KMC & Sora.


 
Out on gravel bikes across Rutland Water
 

Liv Devote 2

The Liv Devote women's gravel bike has great durability, female-specific shape, and a wide range of technologies to help you get the most out of your ride. The Devote Aluminium line is known for its exceptional quality.


The Devote offers clearance for 45c tyres, three water bottle mounts, and a clever attachment system for racks and extras, and is built on an ALUXX-Grade Aluminium, internally routed frame with Advanced-Grade Composite fork. The Devote's versatility is a significant plus, and its constant performance on a range of ride types offers an enjoyable ride all year, aided by the inclusion of a wheelset optimised for all weather situations and terrain. The tubeless system is pre-installed on the tyres, which adds value to an already remarkable kit.


The Liv Devote is a great value Gravel performance bike that Liv has polished and evolved to be one of the most nimble, responsive, and comfortable gravel bikes available. Whether it's January or June, this is guaranteed to change the way you ride.


 
the specialized diverge 2021
 

Specialized Diverge E5

The Diverge, which is built around Specialized's Premium E5 aluminium frame and FACT full carbon fork, offers a speedy, comfortable, and confident ride on every terrain, from pavement to thick gravel to sandy dirt roads.


You'll feel rooted and solid on the bike, ready to go on long and difficult rides, thanks to enhanced geometry that includes an expanded frame reach, looser head tube, and longer offset fork.


The Shimano Claris 8-speed groupset offers a wide range of dependable gears, while the Axis Elite alloy wheels with Pathfinder 700x38mm tyres (with clearance for up to 47mm) offer a smooth ride on pavement as well as the ability to go off-road. The Diverge features several mounting places, including on the fork and top tube, so you can carry everything you need with you, no matter how far you want to travel.


The Diverge is your ticket to getting out and riding more, discovering more, and having a lot more fun.


 

Author

Nik Hudson
27/06/2022