Best Gravel Bikes Under £1000

Top 10 Best Gravel Bikes Under £1000 (July 2020)

Updated - June 28, 2020

The latest generation of gravel bikes under £1000 can be ridden almost anywhere. They are ready for adventure usually equipped with high performance brakes, wide tyres and a comfortable durable frame. These bikes are able to adapt from tough terrain through to slick road surfaces.

Therefore gravel bikes are ideal for the days that you’re unsure where your adventure will take you. In short you’re in good hands with a gravel bike as you’ll know it’s capable of getting you where you want to go under almost any circumstance.

Best Gravel Bikes Under £1000 - Top 10
    1. Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike - Specifically designed for gravel use, the Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike offers incredible control on mixed terrain conditions.
    2. BOSS Colt Mountain Bike - The first thing that strikes you about the Boss Colt mountain bike is the vivid read colour all over the bike.
    3. Muddyfox Toronto Mountain Bike - The gears are a breeze to work with and the dual suspension really does the job well.
    4. Lombardo Sestriere Mountain Bike - You can see the Italian design on every aspect of this mountain bike. Perfect in almost every way.
    5. FabricBike Commuter Hybrid Bike - This hybrid road bike really does look the part. We particularly like the frame design, how the top bar curves and thins at the same time. FabricBike have made a great looking commuter bike here.
    6. Boss Atom Mountain Bike - Perfect for the city streets or rough off road abuse, this bike can handle it all.
    7. Ammaco Pathway X1 Hybrid Bike - A stylish Ammaco model, the Pathway X1 has subtle curves built into the frame that give it the class rarely seen in budget Ammaco bikes.
    8. Ammaco Pathway X2 Hybrid Bike - The frame is nice and light, the rapid fire Shimano gears are really smooth. Both the wheels are quick release, the tyres are perfect for the road but also alright for slightly rough trails and paths.
    9. Ammaco CS300 Hybrid Bike - The CS300 is a chunky looking hybrid bike. It seems to lean on the mountain bike aesthetics rather than the traditional road bike looks many other hybrid bikes relate to.
    10. Falcon Traffic Hybrid Bike - This bike looks the part. It's sleek, minimalist design paired with the standout colour scheme makes it give quite the first impression. We like it, how about you?

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Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike

Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike

  • ✔ TRP Spyre C610C Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • ✔ Lightweight Aluminium Frame
  • ✔ 10 Speed Shimano Gearing System
  • ✔ Internal Cable Routing
Specifically designed for gravel use, the Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike offers incredible control on mixed terrain conditions.

Whether you’re commuting to work or navigating across the countryside hills, this gravel bike is engineered for top-performance. Coming equipped with UD carbon forks, it provides incredible stiffness when climbing as well as not weighing down your ride when descending. This makes it perfect for tackling every riding situation while also enjoying a smooth and dependable riding experience on mixed terrains.

FSA Vero Pro Crankset and TRP Spyre Mechanical Disc Brakes

Ready for adventure, this high-quality road bike is kitted out with an FSA Vero Pro crankset. This makes it easy to accelerate up to speed in seconds, while it provides you with outstanding torque-power on every mile. Vitus has also equipped this gravel bike with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, which allows you to maintain your momentum thanks to their outstanding stopping power.

WTB ST Wheelset with WTB Byway Tyres

Fitted with a WTB ST wheelset and WTB Byway tyres, this road bike is prepared for fast and fun adventures. Using its tyre’s larger outer diameter, this adventure road bike delivers exceptional grip and smoothness when riding across uneven gravel surfaces. One final highlight, is this gravel bike’s wheels and tyres are tubeless-ready. This means you can simply install the supplied valves and add sealant if you want to run a tubeless set-up.

BOSS Colt Mountain Bike

BOSS Colt Mountain Bike

  • ✔ Front and rear Zoom branded mechanical disc brakes
  • ✔ 18 Speed gearing with Shimano rear derailleur and rotational shifters
  • ✔ Off-road 2.1" wide MTB tyres with deep tread
  • ✔ Frame mounted front mud-guard
The first thing that strikes you about the Boss Colt mountain bike is the vivid read colour all over the bike.

The Boss Colt features the new improved wheel size of 27.5″ inches, and is set to tackle the elements and stand out from the crowd. The Colt has a strong hi-tensile steel frame and Zoom branded front suspension fork to provide a responsive ride and take the bumps out of the terrain. Control is further enhanced courtesy of the front and rear Zoom branded mechanical disc brakes.  The 3-finger alloy levers respond well to the touch for re-assuring feedback, whilst 160 mm stainless rotors disperse heat to extended the braking performance.

18 speed Shimano gearing is controlled by dual Shimano Revo shift shifters providing a natural and seamless gear change. 2.1″ wide sure-grip knobbly mountain bike tyres keep you moving in the right direction and are supported by lightweight and robust, double wall rims to provide a strong base for your ride. Style is an abundance, thanks to the matt black frame and oversized in your face graphics, for a truly premium look. The full colour MTB saddle is fitted with rail adjusters to allow front to back adjustment and a long 300 mm seat post with alloy clamp provides bags of height adjustment for the best possible fit. To complete the line-up, a sleek frame mounted front mud-guard catches the crud thrown up whilst out on your ride and adds a cool aggressive edge to the design. If you are looking for an eye-catching bike with the spec to impress, then the Boss Colt is the bike for you.

The front suspension mountain bike comes with a strong Hi-tensile steel frame that is primarily red, black with splashes of white. The red vibe doesn’t stop there, the Boss branded colour printed MTB saddle with a 300mm adjustable seat post also comes in the the red, black and white design. The adjustable saddle doesn’t just look the part either, it’s comfortable to sit on. The Boss Colt mountain bikes continues the eye catching colour scheme on the wheels as well.

Colour withstanding, there are plenty more things to talk about when we’re reviewing this bike, back to the frame. The Hi tensile steel frame is great however a little on the heavy side. If you’re looking for a lightweight racing bike then perhaps a road bike is more up your street but in the mountain bike genre 20kgs isn’t the end of the world. The suspension system is great and really impressive considering the price, it soaks up the bumps off road and allows for a smooth experience when riding on the road. Considering the suspension fork is Zoom branded you can rest assured it will continue to deliver.

Who’d have thought you could get disc brakes on a mountain bike as well priced as this one! Believe it or not you get Front and rear Zoom branded mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors. They are very responsive and exactly what you need to avoid a sticky situation.

The Boss Colt mountain bike comes with black pedals and a black guard for the hydraulic cables which by the way are also bright red.

The wheels on the Boss Colt off road bike are larger than your average mountain bike, they are 27.5 inch wheels. The bike also comes with off road 2.1 inch wide MTB tyres with a deep tread resulting in great traction even on uneven ground.

Overall this bike is a eye catching masterpiece with superb components, especially those disc brakes. Well worth considering for both the beginner and more advanced mountain bike enthusiast.

Muddyfox Toronto Mountain Bike

Muddyfox Toronto Mountain Bike

  • ✔ Front & Rear disc brakes
  • ✔ Alloy frame
  • ✔ Suspension forks
  • ✔ 21 speed Shimano EZ Fire shifters
The gears are a breeze to work with and the dual suspension really does the job well.

The Muddyfox Toronto 26″ Mountain Bike comes in a shiny silver colour and is kitted out with black accessories. The bike looks good and feels like it’s made with good quality components. It doesn’t take long to build the bike up from scratch and the bike rides well once complete. This bike is towards the top end of the budget market and comes with everything you’d need to get up and running. The tyres, brakes, seat and peddles are all good enough that the need to replace them is very low compared to some of the other budget bikes we’ve researched. A good budget option if you want to avoid sources replacement components from day one.

The Muddyfox Toronto 26″ mountain bike is amazing. We have given this bike a thorough test and we have to applaud Muddyfox for their efforts. This bike is a great machine so where do we start. Once a complete inspection was completed on this bike (get a trained professional to take a look once you’ve purchased it if you aren’t confident in doing so yourself) we took it off road and it has some of the best brakes we’ve ever used on a mountain bike.

The tyres are great, the tread does the trick in maintaining grip and control over the bike. The gears are a breeze to work with and the dual suspension really does the job well. The standard saddle usually lets most bikes down however this one is very comfortable.

We cannot recommend this bike enough, there is a reason why it has such high reviews and that’s because it is a great bike at an even greater price.

Lombardo Sestriere Mountain Bike

Lombardo Sestriere Mountain Bike

  • ✔ Stunningly Simplistic Yet Spectacular Colour Scheme
  • ✔ Lightweight 6061 Alloy Frame
  • ✔ Shimano M310 Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • ✔ 95% Assembled Upon Delivery
You can see the Italian design on every aspect of this mountain bike. Perfect in almost every way.
  • 21” Lightweight 6061 Alloy Frame with integrated head-set
  • 24-speed Shimano Acera Gears with M310 STI Shifters
  • Suntour XCT-V3 Fork (80 mm travel)
  • Shimano M310 Mechanical Disc-Brakes
  • Very easily assembly 95% already built up!
  • Padded Sports Saddle with 300mm Alloy Seat Post
  • Flat Bars with A-Head Alloy Stem
  • Suitable for Inside Leg Measurement 30″-35″ (76cm-89cm)
  • Suitable for Ages 12+ Years

We love this bike. It looks like it has been designed by someone who designed F1 racing cars. From its beautiful black and white saddle through the exquisitely designed frame which in itself is perfect, the handlebars compliment the rest of this beautiful bike. The front white fork, all black tyres and chrome suspension look exceptional with the vinyl prints finishing the simplistic Italian bike off perfectly.

And all this for a fraction of the price we first guessed when laying eyes on this thing. Check it out for yourself and have the most tasteful bike on the mountain trail.

FabricBike Commuter Hybrid Bike

FabricBike Commuter Hybrid Bike

  • ✔ Twist Shifters Ad Tektro ML520 Ergonomic Brake Levers
  • ✔ 8 Speed SRAM Shift Levers
  • ✔ Newly Designed WTB Comfort V Saddle
  • ✔ Tektro M280 Disc Brakes
This hybrid road bike really does look the part. We particularly like the frame design, how the top bar curves and thins at the same time. FabricBike have made a great looking commuter bike here.

A versatile hybrid urban bike ideal for commuting, building fitness, and exploring your local roads. Flat upright handlebars complement a more aggressive frame design for a comfortable and speedy ride. Built on a durable and lightweight 4130 chromoly steel frame set that is stronger than aluminium and can absorb more road vibrations. The frame set includes rack and fender mounts for hauling groceries or heading to work.

TheWTB Slick 700x32c tires minimise rolling resistance and provide cornering grip and water dispersion. Extra comfortable WTB cushioned saddle with broad sit bone support. Equipped with SRAM 8 speed to be fast on the road or to hustle up a sudden incline in style. The FabricBike can stop quickly as it’s got Tektro M28 low-maintenance mechanical brakes for precise all-weather stopping power.

Here is an happy customers review of the FabricBike Commuter

“A very well made bike with quality parts. Great to ride and zippy. Feels very responsive on the road.”

Boss Atom Mountain Bike

Boss Atom Mountain Bike

  • ✔ Zoom Suspension Fork
  • ✔ Strong Double Walled 26" Alloy Wheels
  • ✔ 2.1" Wide Tyres
  • ✔ 24 Speed Shimano Gears
Perfect for the city streets or rough off road abuse, this bike can handle it all.

The Boss Atom is a superb value 24 speed shimano equipped alloy hard tail mountain bike, perfect for the city streets or rough off road trails, this bike can handle it all. Wheels are tough double wall alloy with chunky 26x 2.1″ tyres for great traction.

The New Boss Atom is a superb value 24 speed shimano equipped alloy hard tail mountain bike, perfect for the city streets or rough off road abuse, this bike can handle it all. Wheels are tough double wall alloy with chunky 26″ x 2.1″ tyres for great traction in all conditions, braking is supplied through powerful Zoom cable operated mechanical disc brakes. Suitable for inside leg measurements: 71cm to 84cm (28″ to 33″) Or Age 12 to Adult. Please note the bike is supplied brand new factory boxed so will require some assembly and adjustment before first use.

  • Frame Size (in inch): 18
  • Saddle Detail: Padded MTB Saddle
  • Suspension: Y
  • Tyre Size (in inch): 26
  • 18 inch alloy hardtail mountain bike frame.
  • 24 Speed shimano gears with eZ fire shifters for smooth and reliable shifting.
  • Strong double wall 26″ alloy wheels with 2.1″ width tyres.
  • Riser handlebar with soft kraton handlebar grips for comfort and control in all conditions.
  • Zoom front suspension forks & cartridge bearing bottom bracket.
  • Powerful Zoom branded front and rear cable operated mechanical disc brakes.

 

Ammaco Pathway X1 Hybrid Bike

Ammaco Pathway X1 Hybrid Bike

  • ✔ Exclusive Lightweight Alloy Rigid Sports Frame
  • ✔ Front & Rear V-Brakes
  • ✔ Ergonomic Comfort Handlebar Grips
  • ✔ 21 Speed Shimano ST-EF41 EZ Fire STI Shifters
A stylish Ammaco model, the Pathway X1 has subtle curves built into the frame that give it the class rarely seen in budget Ammaco bikes.
  • Exclusive Lightweight Alloy Rigid Sports Frame
  • Straight Blade Forks
  • 21 Speed Shimano ST-EF41 EZ Fire STI Shifters (3 x 7)
  • Front & Rear V-Brakes
  • 590mm Wide Flat Bar Handlebars, Adjustable A-Head Handlebar Stem Black
  • Ergonomic Comfort Handlebar Grips
  • Sealed Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano TY-501 Triple Chainset, 175mm Cranks
  • Shimano Tourney TZ Front Derailleur
  • Shimano Tourney Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano TZ500-7 Freewheel
  • Quick Release Seatpost Clamp
  • Sports Saddle
  • Tyres: Mitas Flash 700 x 40c Trekking Reflective
  • Wheels: 700c Q/R Double Wall Rims
  • Weight: 14.3kgs

This bike comes 90% built and will require a simple final assembly.

From gym to uni or from work to pub, this urban hybrid has you covered. Commuting doesn’t need to be just about getting to and from work! Ammaco’s Pathway X1 has been designed to bring more fun and adventure to your ride. With a tough, well-designed 6061 alloy frame, you’re able to hop a curb and venture off the tarmac tracks, while the Shimano gearing gives top end speed but with plenty of gears for those big climbs.

Ammaco Pathway X2 Hybrid Bike

Ammaco Pathway X2 Hybrid Bike

  • ✔ Exclusive Lightweight Alloy Sports Frame
  • ✔ Shimano Tourney TX Brake Levers
  • ✔ Ergonomic Comfort Handlebar Grips
  • ✔ 24 Speed Shimano ST-TX800 Tourney EZ-Fire Shifters
The frame is nice and light, the rapid fire Shimano gears are really smooth. Both the wheels are quick release, the tyres are perfect for the road but also alright for slightly rough trails and paths.
  • Exclusive Lightweight Alloy Sports Frame
  • Straight Blade Forks
  • 24 Speed Shimano ST-TX800 Tourney EZ-Fire Shifters (3 x 8)
  • Shimano Tourney TX Brake Levers
  • Front & Rear V-Brakes
  • Ergonomic Comfort Handlebar Grips, Black
  • Adjustable A-Head Handlebar Stem, Black
  • 590mm Wide Flat Bar Handlebars, Black
  • Shimano Tourney TX Front Derailleur
  • Shimano TY501 Triple Chainset, 175mm Cranks
  • Shimano Altus RD-M310 Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano HG200-8 Cassette
  • Sealed Bottom Bracket
  • KMC Chain
  • Sports Saddle
  • Quick Release Seatpost Clamp
  • Wheels: 700c Q/R Double Wall Rims
  • Tyres: Mitas 700 x 40c Trekking Reflective
  • Weight: 13.4kgs

From gym to uni or from work to pub, this urban hybrid has you covered. Commuting doesn’t need to be just about getting to and from work! Ammaco’s Pathway X2 has been designed to bring more fun and adventure to your ride. With a tough, well-designed 6061 alloy frame, you’re able to hop a curb and venture off the tarmac tracks, while the Shimano gearing gives top end speed but with plenty of gears for those big climbs. An upgrade to the Pathway X1, the Pathway X2 has 24 speed gears and a lighter all round frame.

The frame is nice and light, the rapid fire Shimano gears are really smooth. Both the wheels are quick release, the tyres are perfect for the road but also alright for slightly rough trails and paths.

Ammaco CS300 Hybrid Bike

Ammaco CS300 Hybrid Bike

  • ✔ Heat Treated Alloy Frame
  • ✔ 21 Speed Shimano Gearing System
  • ✔ Shimano Tourney EZ Fire Shifters
  • ✔ Front & Rear V-Type Brakes
The CS300 is a chunky looking hybrid bike. It seems to lean on the mountain bike aesthetics rather than the traditional road bike looks many other hybrid bikes relate to.
  • Heat treated alloy frrame
  • Hi-tensile steel forks
  • 21 Speed Shimano gearing system
  • Shimano tourney EZ fire shifters
  • Front & rear V-type brakes
  • Triple chainset with Shimano crank arm
  • Double wall alloy rims
  • Adjustable handlebar stem
  • Ammaco comfort saddle
  • Rubena Flash reflective 700 x 35c tyres
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Colour: Silver
  • Weight: 13.2kgs

The ammaco CS300 men’s white hybrid sports bike, comprises of all of the features any men would want in his bike. With its durable structure and stylish looks, it appeals to your inner macho alpha male. It’s a great value sports hybrid with a lightweight alloy frame; Adjustable handlebar and tough double wall alloy rims.

It requires minimal assembly and is up and ready to use within no time. This bike will make memories and experience worth remembering for every above 18 male. Its good quality parts, ease to assemble, top notch features and hybrid engineering all in an aptly priced package makes it a very desirable buy.

  • With budget pricing the bike comes with high end features. Its parts are built with precision and good quality materials.
  • Intelligently structured, this bike provides an unforgettable experience on all kinds of terrains.
  • A perfect combination of style and comfort, this bike would take up your appeal a notch higher.
Falcon Traffic Hybrid Bike

Falcon Traffic Hybrid Bike

  • ✔ Lightweight Aluminium Frame
  • ✔ Smooth 21 Speed Shimano Gearing With Shimano Revo Shifters
  • ✔ Slightly Larger Than Average Tyres To Provide Speed And Grip On All Terrain
  • ✔ Front And Rear Powerful Disc Brakes
This bike looks the part. It's sleek, minimalist design paired with the standout colour scheme makes it give quite the first impression. We like it, how about you?
  • New hydroformed 19″ Lightweight 6061 alloy frame & high performance straight blade steel fork for steering precision and lightening fast response in city traffic. Mounting points for mudguards, rear pannier rack, a bottle cage and a propstand are present.
  • Larger 700C double wall wheels for a smoother and more efficient ride, with new high pressure super grippy micro tread tyres that can be inflated up to 85 psi for high speed commuting (Tyres measure 700 x 35C)
  • 21 Speed gearing with Shimano front & rear dérailleurs and Shimano revoshift shifters provide a wide range of gears for any terrain and smooth controlled shifting in all conditions. (rear freewheels ratio is 14-28T, front chainwheel is 28/38/48T)
  • Comfortable Falcon branded saddle with rail adjusters and a full length 300 mm aluminium micro adjust seat-post for maximum rider adjustment and a premium look.
  • Soft-compound handlebar grips with super comfortable 600 mm wide handlebars for ultimate comfort and control.
  • Front and rear smooth and powerful Zoom disc brakes offer re-assuring braking control in all weathers.
  • Sealed cartridge bearing bottom bracket.
  • Kmc drive chain for long-life and durability.
  • Modern wide platform type pedals.
  • A-head threadless stem/steerer/headset for quick and easy assembly and servicing.
  • Weight: 13.9 kg

The stunning New Falcon Traffic Hybrid Bike has been designed from scratch to be the ultimate city commuter, fast on the road and lively and enjoyable to ride offroad-its equipped with 21 speed shimano gears and powerful disc brakes. The Larger 700C wheels with new smooth rolling super grippy micro tread tyres (measuring 700 x 35C make for an efficient and comfortable ride and are well suited to riding on roads, paths or light trails; whilst the latest design and geometry draws inspiration from the mountain & road bike sector. A 6061 Alloy frame reduces weight and is coupled to a super responsive straight blade steel fork and a wide, comfortable 600mm handlebar with super soft grips.

All componentry is finished in black for an ultra modern look and to contrast the stunning satin finish bright yellow paintwork, component quality is high specification throughout, from super responsive powerful disc brakes to small often overlooked details like the sealed cartridge bottom bracket bearings – this bike is built to outperform your expectations in all conditions.

 

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