Best gravel bikes 2024: our pick of the top models

The best gravel bikes to suit all styles, terrain and budgets from bikepacking to gravel racing

Male cyclist riding the Giant Revolt which is one of the best gravel bikes
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Gravel bikes are unlike any other category; the term encompasses a vast array of bikes that can be ridden in wildly different ways. We have tested everything from fast aerodynamically optimised gravel bikes to rugged steel frame bikes with knobbly mountain bike tyres and suspension. That is the beauty of gravel bikes, you can tailor your bike to your bias of on and off-road riding. This versatility lends them to much more than just racing or weekend adventures though, they can be fantastic for commuting, bikepacking and touring, cyclocross racing or even just road riding. 

So, what are the best gravel bikes? Whether you are looking to take on the King Alfred Way, or race the red dirt roads of Kansas, we can recommend a bike for you. Every gravel bike that appears below has been tested by our expert reviewers. 

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Like so many in the bicycle industry, Matt spent many years wheedling allen keys and the occasional hammer at his local IBD. Before becoming an award-winning E-Bike designer with Cairn Cycles and their range of Gravel E-bikes, Matt grew up mountain biking the flint-strewn hills of the North Downs. It was during his time with Evans Cycles in-house brand Pinnacle and Hoy Bikes, Matt was convinced to take up gravel cycling and bikepacking, never looking back.   

These days Matt will more than likely have a toddler sat shotgun and balance bike lassoed to his back somewhere on the South Downs. What time he does get to ride for himself he chooses to take his Sonder Camino to just about anywhere that's quiet, off the beaten track or has some historic point of interest.