Stayer Groadinger UG gravel bike review

Possibly the best gravel bike our tester had ever ridden

The Stayer Groadinger UG gravel bike is pictured here side on. The handle bars point to the right, it is a grey/green colour frame and is shot on a blue background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

After riding some of the most expensive gravel bikes on the market, it's heartwarming to find such a capable bike, that has been built with so much care and attention for such a fair price. The Stayer team have created a bike that fills a gap between gravel and mountain bike, to give an access all areas pass for riding untamed wild terrain. It's a bike which shows how much can be achieved with well thought out geometry and wide tyres, negating the need for any additional gimmickry. As they say, necessity is the mother of all invention, and Stayer have certainly built the mother of all Gravel bikes with the Groadinger UG.

Reasons to buy
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    Exceptionally capable

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    Perfectly balanced agility and stability

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    650b hand built Stayer wheelset compatible with 2.1" tyres

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    Semi-bespoke build with tonnes of personalisation options

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    Value for money

Reasons to avoid
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    Unable to find a reason not to buy this bike

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I love the idea of gravel bikes, the problem is that gravel bikes haven't really loved me. The terrain where I live means that gravel has two distinct definitions:

1. A driveway

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