Triban 120 Gravel Bike review - value? It's a whole bike for less than a Garmin Edge 1040 Solar headunit

Well executed for the price point. But if you can afford to spend a couple of hundred more – then do

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Triban 120 Gravel Bike offers great functionality for its price, offering a gateway into gravel or for being pressed into service as a comfy commuter. There are some limitations, though. The Triban 120 Gravel Bike isn’t well suited for particularly rough or long-distance rides off-road, and more powerful commuters will be frustrated by the relatively low largest gear.

Reasons to buy
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    Very cheap

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    Wide range of gears

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    Plenty of mounts

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    Carbon fork

Reasons to avoid
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    Not quite a do-it-all gravel bike

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    Very heavy

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    Underwhelming brakes

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The Triban 120 Gravel Bike is one of the very cheapest gravel bikes on the market - which makes it quite an interesting proposition for a wide range of people. From those who are at the very start of their cycling lives to those looking to expand their stable, gravel bikes are highly versatile – so there’s generally an excuse for one.

Now, for all bikes – other than those at the very top of the price spectrum – every comment gets qualified with ‘for the price’. For instance, it’s not a downside that bikes which cost a grand come without electronic groupsets - but quintuple the price, then I would strongly raise an eyebrow if a mechanically actuated groupset was specced (baring Campagnolo’s Ekar groupset of course).

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