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Recommend a gravel bike <£900

vim147vim147 Posts: 118
Am looking to get into gravel bike riding with views to doing weekend bike-packing and Audax's. I've recently got into biking and have been using an old mountain bike.

Can you recommend a gravel bike for around £800 with a max budget of £900. Happy to get a base model and upgrade parts as and when necessary. Something that can take 45mm 700c tyres.

Currently been looking at the Pinnacle Arkose D1 which is £825.

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,518
    You've already picked one of the best go to budget options available.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 949
    edited 30 June
    Boardman ADV 8.9, 2021 will be out in the shops soon. GRX groupset and hydro disc brakes, not the mechanical ones of the Arkose:

    https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2332-adv-8.9-2021.html

    If you're a British Cycling member which you should be you get 10% off at Halfords making the Boardman £900.

    The existing ADV8.9 is a pretty decent bike as well but the 2021 one looks better.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,518
    Agree with joe, if you don,t mind waiting. Hydraulic brakes are worth the extra cost if you upgrade or don,t mind waiting. Biggest issue at the moment is stock levels, most bikes under £1500 are sold out or only available in small numbers or in the more unusual sizes although things are starting to improve a bit.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 1,572
    Like Oxoman said, biggest challenge right now is availability.
    If you don't want to wait then you will need to look at what is available and buy from what you can find.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,076
    https://www.merlincycles.com/wilier-jareen-race-tiagra-gravel-bike-179193.html

    In stock right now £900.

    The 2021 Boardman adv 8.9 looks good, but won't be available for weeks.
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  • vim147vim147 Posts: 118
    Am happy with wait till the end of the year of need be.
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