Perfect for gravel riding the CGR AL has plenty of mud and tyre clearance to be used with 650B or 700c wheels. With 3 bottle cage mounts, pannier rack and mudguard lugs and a geometry suited to off-road riding the CGR AL can be used on a wide range of surfaces and is at home on smooth road as it is on a forest bridleway.
A choice of 1x gearing systems from Sram and Shimano. Single chainrings with a wide range cassette have become the go-to choice for gravel riding due to the extra mud clearance and increased simplicity that is offered from not using a front derailleur.
650B wheels offer biger air volume in the tyres which helps absorb the rough terrain that is usually found when gravel riding. For those looking for a 700c wheelset, the option is given to change to this wheel size.
Finishing kit is a personal choice on a gravel bike with options given the the flared bars as well as a more standard road set-up. Flared bars offer increased control when descending on the drops, giving more confidence to the rider as well as having more space if handlebar bags are being used.
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The bike is fantastic. Great value for money, quality components, rides beautifully.
I fitted the handlebars and also checked things like the crank, rotors wheel bolts and everything was tight and greased. I then fitted bottle holder, Garmin and saddle bag and decided I had enough time for a quick spin.
I headed off on my local MTB loop, this picks up the road from the house down to the old railway line which is now a nice gravel track into the local town. This changes to a cycle path following the river out to the estuary. All gravel. I noticed the difference in speed from the MTB straight away but also liked the comfort the larger volume tyres gives over a cross bike. It was relatively dry so the WTB Horizons performed well, even in the bit of mud it seemed stable.
I picked up the sea wall and followed this alng for a few miles and then cut off for the full on climb home for the next 5 miles. Average speed seemed good on the way back and the bike spun along nicely. The bike is a bit more twitchy on the road but on gravel it feels better.
I finished my ride in a quicker than normal time, downloaded to Strava and had 10 PB's and a top ten. Considering my current fitness I was very happy with that.
Since then I have done a commute and again im loving the ride. It is ticking that box that I can use it to commute or do an weekend road ride but if I see a fun bit of gravel, or interesting trail I can nip off and explore.