Gravel Goodness – New Arrivals This May

Dry dusty trails. Longer, warmer evenings. We’re stoked to finally be getting out on our gravel bikes now the drier weather is here, and our Buying Team have been busy to make sure they have the latest and greatest products from some of the biggest manufacturers going. Take a look at what’s new for all gravel riders at Merlin Cycles.

WTB Tyres and Accessories

Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) need no introduction to anyone who has ridden offroad. They offer a huge range of gravel tyres and accessories that are hugely popular and they are now in stock at Merlin. Whether you want a fast rolling slick tyre for ‘champagne’ gravel such as the Byway or a ‘one for all’ option such as the Resolute, WTB have every rider covered. As well as an excellent sealant and tyre repair kit, WTB have long been one of the go-to options for gravel cyclists.

Kinesis Tripster AT Plus Frames

Fresh from our friends at Kinesis the new Tripster AT Plus frames have landed and have already proven to be hugely popular. Taking the tried and tested Tripster formula but turning it up to 11, the new version now takes a 700x50mm tyre perfect for taking the road less travelled. Other features includes a lower bottom bracket height, a more sloping top tube, plenty of cargo mounts and internal routing for a dropper post. We’re excited to see some of your builds with this!

Restrap Re-Stock!

After the first drop of products flying out, we’ve had a restock of the Northern made products from the bikepacking experts over at Restrap. This includes the hugely popular Side Release Bottle Cage which is perfectly designed for when using a frame bag, as well as all of the most popular bags and accessories.

Merlin Malt

And finally, if you’re looking to get into gravel biking and need a bike, we have the fantastic value Merlin Malt range. Available in 3 models to suit all budgets they feature alloy frames with carbon forks for a lightweight smooth ride, wide tyre clearances, big gear ranges and of course disc brakes with all the groupset options coming from Shimano. They could even double up as a perfect commuting bike with the ability to fit mudguards and racks.

See the Range of Merlin gravel bikes here

Let us know in the comments below about your planned gravel adventures!


  • Andy McAteer

    A keen cyclist, I've ridden everything from road, track, mountain and gravel. Currently riding on the gravel bike the most around the local trails of Rivington. Can usually be found having a beer post-ride at the local brewery.

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