Pearson Off Grid review

City riding in the week and wilderness on the weekend - the Off Grid claims to do it all

Pearson off grid
Cycling Weekly Verdict

I can credit the Off Grid with many hugely enjoyable days on the bike - it became my machine of choice during the latter half of 2020 and it's put many a smile upon my face. This truly is a versatile bike. Its weight surprised me - it accelerates and responds like a much lighter bike, but I can't ignore the fact that there are bikes of similar heft available at a lower price point. However, with Pearson you will enjoy the benefits of one-to-one advice, the ability to spec your own components and expert fit analysis.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely versatile

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    Rides well on the road

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    Choice of spec and promise of bike fit

Reasons to avoid
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    Spec could be more rugged

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    A little heavy

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.