Thinking About Getting a Gravel Bike? These Are on Sale for Cheap

If you've been considering adding a gravel bike to your quiver, check out these bikes from Diamondback, Marin, and Niner that offer a good value.

Gravel biking clearly isn’t just a fad. It’s here to stay, and having the right bike makes it more enjoyable. Sure, you can ride gravel on your mountain bike but a dedicated gravel bike has more efficient gearing, faster rolling wheels and tires, and a more comfortable position for grinding out the miles. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a ton to add one to your quiver, especially with these bikes that are on sale for a limited time.

Diamondback Haanjo 1

If you’re looking for an entry-level gravel bike, the Diamondback Haanjo 1 is a good place to start. The single chainring up front and flat bars will be familiar to mountain bikers, though some may want to upgrade the mechanical disc brakes to something with a bit more stopping power. The 700x38c are a good size for riding mixed roads and even singletrack, plus the alloy frame should last a long time.

Marin Gestalt

The Marin Gestalt features an alloy frame with internal cable routing plus eyelets for mounting racks and fenders for bikepacking. The double chainring promises a huge range and the drop bar cockpit is designed for long-distance comfort. The 700x32c tires are on the narrow side so choose this one if you’re interested in a gravel bike that can double as a road bike too. JensonUSA also has a couples sizes of the 1×10 version of the Marin Gestalt with wider, 700x40c tires on sale.

Niner RLT

The Niner RLT is more of an investment than the other bikes here but look at what you get: thru axles, the ability to run 700c or 650b wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready wheels and tires, and an 11spd SRAM Apex drivetrain.

2022 Marin DSX

Best looking gravel bike of the bunch? The Marin DSX comes with super wide 700x45c tires, and the frame can even fit your favorite 29×2.1″ MTB tires. You also get hydraulic disc brakes, internal routing for a dropper post (trust us, you’ll eventually want one), and a decent 11-46t gearing range.

Co-op Cycles ADV 2.1

The Co-op Cycles ADV 2.1 from REI isn’t on sale but that’s ok — there’s a lot of value here. The carbon fork saves weight while the 700x35c tires offer a good middle ground for riding everything from tarmac to singletrack. Plus, the Shimano Claris drivetrain with front derailleur provides a huge gearing range.