The gravel bike is the most popular bike for commuting.
It’s also the bike of choice for people who don’t have the cash for a full-blown road bike.
In fact, gravel bikes are still relatively affordable for those on a budget.
In 2018, the average price of a gravel bike was $931, compared to $1,621 for a road bike and $1:2,100 for a touring bike.
And it seems like a great deal to anyone who’s been on a gravel trail.
“If you don’t need a roadbike for commuting, you can just pick up a gravelbike and ride,” says Tom Crouch, founder of Bicycle Repair on the National Road.
And the gravel bikes will only get better as bike manufacturers improve the performance and handling of the alloy frame and fork.
In other words, if you’ve been on an alloy road bike for a while, the prices on gravel bikes might seem low.
But it’s actually pretty affordable.
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median price of an American’s first-time purchase of a bike is about $5,500, which includes taxes, shipping, and insurance.
That’s about $1 per month for a $2,000 bike.
That means a gravel-bike commuter might have to fork over about $6,500 for their first bike, if they want to get up and running.
This is a pretty good bargain for someone on a tight budget.
For more information on bike prices and to find out how much it costs to buy a bike, check out this handy guide from Bike Retailer.
For a detailed look at gravel bikes, check this out.