It's not often we get to fill our 'cool things' slot with just bikes, but when we do is certainly is very cool! We've got not too spendy gravel bikes from Kona and Specialized, a handmade build from Sven Cycles and a very new mountain bike that's from Kona also.
Kona Satori DL
Just look at this thing, it shouts capable trail bike from every orifice, let's hope it lives up to expectations on the trail! The Satori was last seen at the tail end of 2013 as a 130mm 29er trail bike. Now its back, it's still a trail bike, still has 29er wheels, still uses 130mm of travel but has had the geometry and components tweaked to bring it up to date with 2019 trail bike standards - yep, this a 2019 bike already, and you thought we'd only just got started on 2018! We are going to cover the bike in more detail later in the week, this is just a teaser......
Kona Rove DL
We have already reviewed the Rove NRB and now it's time to take a look at the Rove DL, this bike is cheaper than the NRB and sports a set up more attuned to a gravel tourer or do-it-all road bike. With a full complement of mudguards and an all alloy frame it comes in at £900. Read our full first look for more details.
The Pathfinder from Sven Cycles is an adventure bike, a gravel grinder, a bikepacking workhorse or a touring machine, it's whatever you want it to be. Part mountain bike, part touring bike, the steel Pathfinder 11 is good to go in whatever sphere you choose. For our full first look, click here.
Specialized Women's Diverge E5 Comp
The Specialized Diverge is a gravel bike, a road bike and a commuting machine all rolled into one courtesy of 'Open Road' geometry and a 'Future Shock'. We've got an aluminium women's version of the bike in for testing, the Diverge E5 Comp and have taken a close look at the bike, check out the video we publish tomorrow! We have previously reviewed the S-Works version of the bike, so if you have a spare 8k to drop, read the review here first!
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