Cyclingnews Awards: Gravel bike grouptest

As one of the two main events for the Cyclingnews Awards, sorting out which are the best gravel bikes wasn’t an easy one. I say ‘are’ rather than ‘is’ because the more testing we completed as a team on the cohort of bikes, the more we came to the realisation that there isn’t a single ‘best gravel bike’. 

The genre is so diverse, as diverse as the needs of individual riders and their respective ambitions, that we’ve decided to not name an overall best. Deciding the best overall between a race-oriented bike that’s very good at being a gravel race bike, and a gnarly pseudo-MTB that’s incredibly good in that space is like comparing chalk and cheese, and deciding for some reason that cheese is better.

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