Nukeproof Digger RS V3 – 03 The best aluminium gravel bikes – also often called alloy gravel bikes – offer great value for money. Since aluminium gravel bikes are cheaper to manufacture than carbon gravel bikes or titanium gravel bikes, they are ideal if you’re just dipping your toe into gravel riding and don’t want to spend too much.
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Aluminium gravel bikes also tend to make great commuter bikes , because they’re robust and can take wide tyres but still usually enable you to fit gravel mudguards and a rear rack.
Here’s our pick of the best aluminium gravel bikes that our expert testers – who clock up thousands of hours of ride time and years of experience between them – have ridden and rated.
Towards the bottom of the page, we’ve got a buyer’s guide to aluminium gravel bikes , which explains why they feature among the best gravel bikes .
If you’re attracted to aluminium gravel bikes because of their value for money, you can also check out our guides to the best gravel bikes under £2,000 and the best gravel bikes under £1,000 . Best aluminium gravel bikes in 2023
Boardman ADV 8.9 4.5 out of 5 star rating Buy now from Halfords £1,150 as tested Pros: Good spec for the money; energetic ride; proper all-rounder Cons: Handlebar can transmit vibration at high tyre pressures The Boardman ADV 8.9 uses the brand’s alloy frame. It still offers excellent value and spent two years as our Budget Bike […]