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Are you looking to sample the delights of gravel riding but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Or perhaps you need a versatile all-weather bike that can take mudguards and a pannier or two. A budget gravel bike might be just the thing.
Gravel bikes have largely replaced cyclocross bikes as the go-to for year-round practicality. They open up a new realm of riding, with bigger tyres and disc brakes giving them the capability to ride on unpaved surfaces, whether that’s smooth singletrack, fire roads or just your local towpath.
Gravel bikes are also designed with versatility in mind, with many sporting rack and mudguard mounts, making these steeds ideal for cycling to work , bikepacking or winter road riding.
This is BikeRadar’s pick of entry-level, budget-focussed gravel bikes, as rated and reviewed by our expert testers. We’ve tested everything from cheap gravel bikes around £500, up to mid-range options around £1,500.
If your budget can stretch a bit higher, why not check out our list of the best gravel bikes . Best budget gravel bikes in 2022, as rated by our expert testers
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