As gravel riding has become more popular and more products and bikes are out in the market, there is some kit which is simply the stuff of dreams. Here’s our pick of shiny stuff from the top of the gravel pile.
De Rosa Ekar Gravel Bike
Whether you view it as an all-Italian thoroughbread or just a really, really nice gravel bike, the De Rosa Ekar ticks all the boxes. With what most gravelistas would probably consider to be a top-tier build, the De Rosa features Campagnolo 13 Speed Ekar groupset and Fulcrum Racing Red 500 wheels. Full details and spec here.
Spinergy GX Max Wheelset
Spinergy GX Max wheels approach performance gravel riding from a different angle. Rather than carbon, the GX Max’s use light and wide aluminium rims, designed to be extremely tough. Spinergy’s very own fat PBO spokes give the wheels a unique look, as well as the spokes being half the weight of steel, they are three times stronger too. The GX Max’s are available in both 650b and 700c. Read the full Off-Road.CC review on the Spinergy GX Max Wheelset here.
Wilier Jaroon Steel Frameset
The Jaroon is a high quality steel gravel bike frameset from Italian brand, Wilier. The frame features clean lines thanks to hidden welds and is supplied with a full carbon fork, headset and thru axles. With a choice of stylish colour schemes and clearance for up to 42mm tyres, the Jaroon is ideal for mid-range gravel build. If you would rather buy a full bike, ready to hit the tracks, we also stock the Jaroon built with Shimano GRX and Sram Rival. Full details here;
The Sidi Jarin is the ultimate shoe for gravel riding, designed utilising a mix of MTB and Road shoe attributes and features. The stiff carbon sole is great for power transfer; the smooth finished upper and rubber toe section are easy to wipe clean of dust or mud. With the usual Sidi feature such as the heel cup, matched with the and easy & fast Techno 3 Plus closure system, the Jarin shoes are the top choice for gravel riding. Full details here.
Campagnolo Ekar 13 Speed Groupset
Featuring the world’s lightest gravel specific drivetrain and 13 gears (including a tiny 9 sprocket), Campagnolo’s long awaited venture to gravel hasn’t disappointed. The groupset features a beautiful carbon chainset design, while the gear changes have the familiar solid Campagnolo ‘klunk’ when changing. Cleverly designed levers make gear shifts easy from the hoods and the drops.