Covered in mounts for bikepacking luggage and other accessories, the sturdy Graveller definitely falls at the mountain bike-adjacent end of the gravel spectrum.
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Its frame is built from skinny steel tubes and it’s matched to a simple rigid steel fork. Like the Malvern, the Graveller’s design blends gravel and mountain bike features.
The Graveller comes in just one size at the moment, corresponding roughly to a 55cm, which Bivi reckons is suitable for riders from 5ft 5in (165cm) to 6ft 1in (185cm).
The bike has drop bars but adopts more progressive geometry than many gravel bikes, taking a mountain bike-esque approach that should translate into more forgiving manners on technical terrain.
This entails a fairly short stack of 558mm, but a long reach (for a drop bar bike) of 409mm that pairs naturally with shorter stems.
The Graveller’s head angle is fairly slack at 70 degrees and, in combination with the fork offset of 51mm, this produces a trail figure of 77mm, which is at the upper end of what’s typical and should produce very stable handling.
Add in a moderately wide bar and you’ve got a recipe for good times in the rough – we’ve seen similar geometry work really well on bikes like the Canyon Grail 6.
For truly rowdy adventures, Bivi offers the Bunker+, which adds an additional bracing tube to the frame between the down tube and the top tube (just in front of the seat tube).
This produces a stiffer frame for carrying heavy loads, and nets you an extra set of cage or accessory mounts inside the frame.
Bivi offers the Graveller in two standard builds of which this is the slightly cheaper option. Look out for a full review in the near future.
Bivi Graveller spec
- Frameset: Sanko steel with Femur chromoly fork
- Wheels: Merlin GDA-1 aluminium clinchers with Schwable G-One 700×45mm tyres
- Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 38t 1× crank, Shimano GRX RX600 11-speed levers and RX810 rear derailleur, 11-40 cassette
- Brakes: Shimano GRX RX400
- Finishing kit: Pro Discover 44cm bar, Deda Zero 90mm stem, Cinelli Vai seatpost, DMR 25 saddle
- Weight: 11.9kg (one size 55cm)
- Price: £1,499