Gravel bikes are entering the office thick and fast this week, we've got just about every Giant Revolt in the range, carbon and alloy, plus an offering from the women's specific brand Liv in the Brava SLR. There's also a Mason Bokeh in GRX spec and a brand new Cipollini to finish things up - enjoy!
Mason's highly-rated Bokeh is back equipped with Shimano's GRX gravel-specific groupset, and our test bike comes with a single chainring set-up. Mason's 'ThruBB' internally routed bottom bracket shell and unique MultiPort adaptable internal routing makes for a clean and classy appearance, as does the custom formed, triple-butted aluminium frame with hand-selected Dedacciai tubing. Mason's Bokeh bikes were created specifically to take on 'FastFar' journeys across tough terrain, able to take 650b wheels with 50mm tyres or 700c with up to 45mm. Did it take David Arthur faster and further? His test report is coming later in November...
Giant Revolt Advanced 2
Giant's 2020 Revolt Advanced 2 offers up a full carbon fibre frame with some cunning comfort-enhancing touches, plenty of tyre clearance and a Shimano 105 groupset for an impressive £2,099. We've got one in for test but thought we'd take a good look at it ahead of our full review, you can read that here.
Giant Revolt 0
The second Giant gravel bike in for test is this Revolt 0, the lack of 'Advanced' in the name signalling that this is the alloy version of the bike. Giant’s Revolt 0 is a £1,499 bike aimed at gravel and adventure riding with an aluminium frame, carbon fork, 38mm wide tyres and a Shimano 105 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes. There is more information on the bike here in this first look and our Dave will be back soon with a review.
Liv Brava SLR
The Liv Brava SLR is the women's specific cyclo-cross and gravel bike from the Giant ladies only brand. This on-bike-does-all aluminium off-road model is built to be versatile to allow female riders to go anywhere the like and as fast as they like. We will be testing the SLR spec bike from the 2020 line up. We will publish the first look at this bike later in the week, keep an eye out for that appearing, the review will follow in a few weeks.
Cipollini MCM Allroad Disc
Anyone with a passing familiarity with road racing is likely to know the name: Mario Cipollini, aka Super Mario or The Lion King, a flamboyant sprinter with a record of top-level wins that spanned multiple decades. In retirement, he's got himself a road brand that specialises in very high-end road bikes - and with the MCM Allroad Disc, Cipollini is now doing gravel. We have a first look at this new bike on the site here, stay tuned for the full review.
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