My favorite bikes to build (and ride). They are unmatched in versatility. Too many bikes in the basement? I can help you consolidate! An Appleman gravel bike can reduce your stable size by setting it up as a road or CX bike by swapping the tires. Appleman's have been coated in gravel dust from all over the country on rides like the Dirty Kanza 200 and Almanzo 100.
All gravel bikes have disc brakes and clearance for 42mm tires.
If you want one incredibly nice bike that you can ride in any condition on any road, this is it.
What about geometry? How can you have one bike that does it all so well? Good question! I build a lot of these bikes and customers love them! Good fit and smart frame design minimize compromises. Once we get the fit down, I build the bike around you to perform on every type of road.
Velonews loved their gravel bike, click to read the review.
Custom tubing, layup, geometry
Enve disc fork (CX or GRD)
Carbon dropouts, 142x12
Titanium, wood, carbon, or Yr7 "canvas" logos
Nude carbon finish
Non-creak Press Fit 30 BB
27.2 or 31.6mm seat post
25 year warranty
$6000 frame + fork + headset
Cane Creek or Chris King headset
T47 BB Shell, $200
Custom carbon fiber aesthetic
Complete bike build