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  • Buyers Guide to Gravel Commuter Bikes
  • stwhannah
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    Wondering how to stay fit through winter? Beat the train strikes? Use the car less? A gravel commuter could be the bike you’re looking for.

    By stwhannah

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    pmurden
    Full Member

    A good article. I bought a cross bike (and still use it) for commuting in 2015 and it’s been mint. It’s geo is a bit aggressive for commuting but it was the pre gravel world.

    StuF
    Full Member

    Blimey, the Arkrose is a bit pricey 😉

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @StufF lol. Just so used to all those zeros… It’s currently on offer at £800!

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Always good to see AdH getting some sick air.

    montylikesbeer
    Full Member

    I have been carting around on my Camino for almost two years and love it.

    With a second wheel set with Gatorskins fitted (the other wheelset is the stock WTB Resolutes) its almost the bike for all seasons.

    MrAgreeable
    Full Member

    @chakaping Is that because it’s such a rare occurrence?

    chakaping
    Free Member

    @chakaping Is that because it’s such a rare occurrence?

    No, your pure steeze just gets me stoked up to shred the brown pow on my own reasonably priced gravel bike.

    edhornby
    Full Member

    good write up – I’d go as far as saying that cable discs are preferrable to hydro for regular commuting because you can do lunchtime repairs and the like rather than trying to do a lunchtime bleed in a bike shed

    powerbenny
    Full Member

    The gravel bike as commuter is the true cycling connoisseur’s choice.

    My 2013 Cube Cross Race cyclo-cross commuter gave way to a 2018 Orange RX9 Pro gravel bike commuter and it’s absolutely fantastic. Fast yet capable, comfy yet nimble. Quite possibly the best bike I’ve ever owned, certainly the one that’s done most miles, and showing no signs of giving up yet.

    younggeoff
    Full Member

    Still using my first gen Cotic >X< which must be the original gravel bike long before the phrase was coined. it’s had 3 drivetrains, on it’s 2nd set of wheels, everything except the frame, headset and seatclamp has been replaced been used for guiding, singletrack, commuting and exploring

    Most versatile bike I’ve got 🙂

    tthew
    Full Member

    Just purchased my first gravel bike which replaces both a road bike and singlespeed MTB, and I’m convinced by my choice.

    It’s not going to beat the mighty Trek District for commuter duty though!

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