Often when thinking of a new mountain bike, road bike or gravel bike the cost is for most the first and foremost consideration. With cycling often referred to as the new golf the perception of bikes and gear running in excess of R 50,000 to acquire puts the sport out of reach for most.
With the arrival of gravel bikes and the one bike to do it all philosophy it makes perfect sense that this could be an attractive option for someone that is interested in cycling on the road but also has the option to go off road from time to time.
With some gravel bikes costs similar to that of an upper range mountain bike gravel bikes seem to be priced high.
This is not true for Momsen's new aluminium gravel bike. In my opinion you will be able to join the weekend warriors on their mountain bikes on weekend rides, go and do the 94.7 race with the roadies and then do some bikepacking adventures over the weekend. One bike to do it all for R 17,500! Although not dirt cheap it is attainable for most that plan to save over a few months.
"Although the GP300 does not have bottle cages on the forks that is normally found on bikepacking bikes it does have mounts on the top tube, something that you do not often see and a great addition for bikepacking."
What makes the GP300 stand out is the option of tire sizes with 27.5 or 29 2.1 size options available. This truly makes the bike versatile as an alternative to a mountain bike and with thinner tires fitted you will be able to ride with the roadies without being left behind.
What do you think, share your thoughts and ideas about this and other gravel bikes in this price range...