Tag: 2020 CyclingTips Gravel Bike Field Test

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Do e-bikes make sense for gravel?

With the push of a button, you’re faster. It's the dream, now a gravel reality. More e-gravel bikes are hitting the market all the time. ...

Gravel bike vs mountain bike: Are you just better off with a hardtail MTB?

So often we joke that gravel bikes are just old mountain bikes from a time that’s now in the rearview mirror. And really, a look at the l...

Niner MCR 9 RDO bike review: Does full suspension make sense for gravel?

The Niner MCR 9 RDO is a distinct outlier in the world of gravel bikes, a full-suspension heavyweight bruiser in a field of pared-down we...

How to pick the best gravel race bike: Field Test 2020

If any and every gravel bike can be raced, what defines a gravel race bike? And what makes a gravel race bike good? These are two key que...

Viathon G.1 GRX 600 gravel bike review: Carbon at alloy pricing

Does spending more get you a faster gravel race bike? That’s exactly what we sought to answer with the high-value Viathon G.1, a carbon g...

Cervelo Aspero gravel bike review: Fast, light, and sleek, but also bumpy

Of all the bikes we tested at the Gravel Bike Field Test, none strayed as far into proper road bike territory as the Cervelo Aspero. It l...

2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 gravel bike review: Ready for migration

There are few brands more influential in the gravel world than Salsa Cycles. And while it wasn’t Salsa’s first gravel bike, the Warbird w...

How to buy the best gravel bike under US$2,000

Note: All prices in this post are in US dollars. Even as the cost gap between affordable bikes and top-tier bikes widens, the performance...

2020 Giant Revolt 2 gravel bike review: The $1,000 workhorse

The Giant Revolt 2 is not fancy. It doesn’t take many chances, either in geometry or spec. It’s a workhorse. It is not designed to be the...

2020 Marin Gestalt X10 gravel bike review: The wheelie machine

The Marin Gestalt X10 is a mountain biker’s gravel bike. It’s fun and flickable, aware that a bit of instability can be enjoyable, and de...

2020 Trek Checkpoint AL4 review: Simple and effective

Trek’s Checkpoint was the most popular gravel bike of 2019, according to data Strava sent over last fall. Trek has sold a lot of them. Th...

2020 Canyon Grail AL 7.0 gravel bike review: Big fun, small price

While some gravel bikes are trying to be more like mountain bikes with drop bars, the geometry and look of the Canyon Grail AL 7.0 sugges...

How to choose a gravel bike

Gravel bike shopping can feel a bit daunting these days. The spectrum of gravel bikes is wide, and bike brands are stretching the limits ...

2020 CyclingTips Gravel Bike Field Test: Is MTB geometry good for gravel?

Location, location, location. Where a property is located has long been considered the most important factor when considering real estate...

Santa Cruz Stigmata gravel bike review: A solid choice for everyday groading

Santa Cruz apparently had a crystal ball when it introduced the original Stigmata in 2007. Although billed as a cyclocross bike at the ti...

2020 BMC URS Three gravel bike review: Ground broken

It’s been nine months since BMC unveiled its somewhat radical take on what a gravel bike should be. The Unrestricted, or URS for short, w...

Evil Chamois Hagar gravel bike review: An unusual look, an unusual ride

Evil Bicycles infused a massive helping of mountain bike design into the recipe for its Chamois Hagar gravel machine. It’s unquestionably...

2020 Gravel Bike Field Test: 12 bikes, four riders, and endless dirt

You know what’s even better than testing one bike at a time? Testing a dozen of them all at once. CyclingTips recently brought 12 of the ...