Gravel bikes, cross-inspired road bikes, commuter/cross bikes… Whatever you want to call them, they could be the “do everything” answer to all your cycling needs. Wide tyres, powerful disc brakes, and clearance for mudguards means you can hack over rough ground with confidence. Meanwhile drop handlebars give you the comfort of being able to change hand position and hunker down to lessen wind resistance. And if you so desire, these bikes can be fitted (for free) with a rack and panniers for your daily commute and summer touring adventures.
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Roux Etape 150 2017 £529 £299
An excellent value do-everything bike with a strong & lightweight 7005 aluminium frame & smooth changing Shimano STI gears.
Roux Etape 250 2017 £799 £529
Made in the very same factory as our own Revolution bikes, the next step up in the Roux Etape ladder includes an even wider range of Shimano Sora gears, powerful Avid disc brakes and quality Continental tyres.
Marin Lombard 2017 950 £750
A striking all-rounder road bike, complete with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres, disc brakes, and mudguard compatibility.
Genesis Croix de Fer 20 2017 £1,199 £999
The first Reynolds steel frame bike in this year’s Croix De Fer range – the first choice of discerning frame builders since at least the 1930s.
Cannondale CAADX 105 2017 £1,199 £999
Cannondale CAADX Sora 2017 £899 £799
One of the most advanced and lightest weight alloy frames for the money – the ultimate “race on Sunday, commute on Monday” bike.