Top 2 Best Gravel Bikes Under £1500 (August 2020)
The latest generation of gravel bikes under £1500 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 Energie Cyclocross Bike (Apex)
- ✔ Lightweight Durable Alloy Frame
- ✔ Internal Cable Routing
- ✔ SRAM Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- ✔ Full Carbon Tapered Forks
Tough and Light Alloy Cyclocross Frame
With its triple-butted 6061-T6 alloy frame and full carbon fork, this extremely capable bike offers the perfect balance of control and comfort. There’s also a 27.2mm seatpost to improve the comfort even further, whilst the dialled-in geometry of a longer top tube and shorter stem work together to improve handling. You’ll truly appreciate this on tight and technical courses or when navigating built-up areas on your commute.
SRAM Apex Components
Equipped with a race-ready single ring chainset with an X-SYNC 40T chainring and a drivetrain that’s organised around SRAM’s Apex 1 Hydro groupset, the Energie CX bike is designed to thrive on the loosest, muddy ‘cross courses. The Apex hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready WTB ST i21 CX /Novatec wheelset and Vitus’ own finishing kit complete this solid package. There are even bottle cage and mudguard mounts to expand the potential for all year multi-purpose use.
Wide Tyre Clearance
Vitus has obsessed over every single detail with the Energie’s cyclocross race-ready frameset. From the much-increased mud and tyre clearance to the internal cable routing to prevent mud and water ingress and increase shouldering comfort, this bike has it all. Boosting the performance further still, the beefed-up blades on the high-modulus T700 HM-UD full carbon forks ensure precise tracking and steering to help you to handle the rigours of competitive cyclocross racing.
SAVA DECK300 Mountain Bike
- ✔ Toray T800 Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike Frame
- ✔ Shimano M610 Deore Derailleur System
- ✔ Shimano M315 Disc Brakes
- ✔ Front Fork Suspension For Added Comfort
Sava Deck 300 Carbon Fibre Mountain bike
Product Model: 27.5 inches/29 inches Deck 300
Wheel size: 27.5 inches/29 inches
Image size: 19 inches/17 inches
Colours: Red, Black, Green (27.5 inches)/Grey, White, Yellow (29 inches)
Length: 27.5 inches 168-178 cm/29 inches 178-188cm
Package size: 1370 x 220 x 750 (27.5 inches)/1410 x 220 x 750cm (29 inches)
Material: Toray T800 carbon fibre
Frame: Sava Carbon Fibre Frame.
Fork: SR Suntour hydraulic suspension fork 27.5 inches/29 inches
Fork Travel: 100mm
Arch: bend, W 680mm x 31.8mm (27.5 inches)/W 720 x 31.8 (29 inches)
Headset: 28.6 x 41.8 x 52 x 30mm
Upper: 90mm x 31.8mm
Saddle: leather with memory foam
Saddle Size: 31.6mm x 350mm
This mountain bike has been well received by previous customers. We’re very impressed by the products that are being made by SAVA. We’ve yet to come across a poor one. One thing that hasn’t been documented but is quite common with SAVA bikes is that it doesn’t come with pedals. This isn’t much a big deal because many bikes that come with pedals have cheap plastic ones that should be replaced anyway. The colour combination on this bike is beautiful and the front suspension fork will keep you bouncing along rather than off the bike.
With SAVA products you get what you pay for. They may offer some of the expensive of the mountain bikes we recommend but they come with the premium design, components and ride that you’d expect from this professional company.
Give the DECK300 a chance and we’re sure you’ll be happy you did.