Off-road.cc: If you're after a new gravel or adventure bike but don't want to spend more than £1,000 then you're in luck, as there are plenty to pick from - and we've tested an awful lot of them. So, if you want some dirty drop bar action but don't want to dent your bank account, read on for the best in test.
Please note that all prices listed here are in GBP and updated as of January 20, 2020.
Best gravel bikes under £1000
- Triban RC 520 Gravel
- Marin Four Corners
- Specialized Diverge E5 Sport
- Sonder Camino Al Apex 1
- Vitus Substance Tiagra
- Marin Gestalt
- Merida Silex
- Boardman ADV 8.8
- Raleigh Mustang Sport
If your budget can stand a bit more, then we'd suggest you also check out our pick of the best gravel and adventure bikes we've tested for under £2,000. Read on for some great gravel grinders for under a grand.
Marin Four Corners 2020 — £995
Marin's Four Corners might make the most of the current bikepacking and adventure trend to sell itself, but at heart, it's an affordable off-road tourer with planted handling and a versatile steel frame.
On the downside, it's heavier than similarly priced rivals and that's something that makes itself known on hills. If you're after something super lively feeling that'll spend most of its time on road, you should look elsewhere first, but it's a mighty fun jack-of-all-trades - which is exactly what an off-road touring machine should be.
Marin Gestalt 1 2020 — £995
Another all-rounder to make it to the list, we really liked the 2017 Gestalt 1 when we reviewed it, saying it was "A cracking bike for anyone wanting a versatile machine that'll do everything from commuting to gravel grinding".
The 2020 Gestalt 1 uses Marin's Series 3 Beyond Road frame, and full-carbon fork, with Tektro dual-piston brakes, fixing two of our major criticisms of the base-model Gestalt.
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