Top 4 Best Gravel Bikes Under £1000 (January 2021)
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.
Vitus Substance V-2 Adventure Road Bike
- ✔ TRP Spyre C610C Mechanical Disc Brakes
- ✔ Lightweight Aluminium Frame
- ✔ 10 Speed Shimano Gearing System
- ✔ Internal Cable Routing
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.
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
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.”
BEIOU T700 Toray Mountain Bike
- ✔ Carbon Frame Handle Bar and Seatpost
- ✔ Front and Rear Disc Brakes
- ✔ 26" Hydraulic Suspension Fork
- ✖ External Cable Routing
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The BEIOU T700 Toray Mountain Bike is our winner, an excellent option for best mountain bike 2019. This bike can withstand some pretty aggressive riding. The mountain bike comes with a really good set of tyres, no need to replace even the more serious riders will be able to get some use out of these tyres. The only issue here is the brakes and only if you’re in the UK. The brakes are reverse in the UK and we’ve got reports that UK buyers are having to manually swap the break lines over, quite a simple task and we plan to put together a guide in the near future for those who aren’t so sure.
The Beiou Toray mountain bike is a great looking bike that has a number of outstanding reviews online. I can understand why it’s so well received due to its combination of great aesthetics, comfort and value for money.
The Beiou Toray mountain bike comes in a variety of colours ranging from red and black through to white. My personal favourite is the latter, the white Beiou Toray mountain bike is very impressive. It’s simplicity matched with the chunky frame reminds me of BMX bikes, all it needs to complete the look would be some pegs on either wheel. As mentioned before, the frame is quite chunky without looking out of place, the white background colour is broken up by black decals of the brand name ‘Beiou’. The frame is made of light and very strong carbon fibre. The seat post and handlebars are also carbon fibre which means the bike weighs very little.
The Beiou Toray mountain bike has a front suspension fork to help lessen the blow of any bumps the rider would otherwise feel the full impact of. The saddle is a sleek design with a white streak to break up the plain black design. The seat post is adjustable so the bike will suit most riders. The handlebars are also adjustable and lend access to the Shimano Altus 370 gear shifters as well as the brake pedals. Both are easy to use and offer smooth yet effective control of the bikes speed.
The brakes on the Beiou Toray mountain bike are disc brakes, mechanical wire G3 disc brakes to be precise. They are very reliable and responsive, I’m sure you’ll be very happy with them, that being said it’s always advised to get a new bike checked out by a trained professional, safety first readers.
The Beiou Toray mountain bike’s wheel size is 26″, the bikes rims are Ruituo aluminium alloy and have several intricate patterns on them. These patterns are enhanced by the fact that the rim and tyre on both wheels are black. The tyres are Chaoyang 26″ with a light tread, I wouldn’t imagine this bike is superb off road in heavy terrain but the benefit of a light tread is that you’ll be fine to ride this on the road as a substantial amount of the tread will be gripping the road.
Overall this bike looks great, not because of some fancy frame or vivid colour scheme. It’s difficult to put my finger on it but I think the combination of a nice white bike with a simple design is quite appealing when the market is full of ‘try hard’ designs.
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
- 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.