Looking to maximise your performance on gravel, dirt or road? The Dolan range of gravel bikes is made for puddle splashers, mud sliders and gravel riders. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, let Dolan Bikes help you explore the world. Below you’ll find our selection of top-class gravel bikes like no other, all of which can be customised to your exact specifications. Take your ride to the next level with Dolan Bikes.
What is a gravel bike?
If you’re looking for a bike that’s dynamic as it is functional, then a gravel bike could be ideal for you. They can be used on a range of terrains, for varying different uses and even in races. They can be used on the morning commute, off-road and can even be utilised as a cyclocross bike for anyone who wants to try their hand at cross racing.
The reason these bikes are so variable all comes down to their dual wheel size. Thanks to their genius design, wheel size compatibility on our gravel bikes means that you can choose from a range of different tyre options that can then be customised to your riding style. On top of that, gravel bikes aren’t too dissimilar in looks to road racers. The only difference is the tyre clearance, which is usually 45-50mm on gravel bikes and 28mm on-road racers. The larger clearance serves two purposes: terrain grip and a lower pressure when riding. This can lead to more comfort and a less jagged ride overall. The beauty of the two styles of bike looking similar is that you won’t need too much time to adjust to the style of riding this bike offers.
As standard, all gravel bikes come with disc brakes, which offer the best braking performance overall. This is beneficial for all types of riders, commuters and off-roaders alike.
Performance & Versatility
Our range of multifaceted gravel bikes has been designed and constructed to traverse any terrain with ease. Whether you’re tearing up the gravel in a race, adventuring through a forest floor or trekking through hardened countryside trails, these bikes can do it all.
We currently stock three different types of gravel bikes (as seen above), all of which are built custom to your specifications. With the GXC, you can also select a custom paint design that’s unique to you.
Do you offer a warranty on your bikes?
Yes, our gravel bikes come with a warranty ranging from 2-5 years depending on the model.
How much do your gravel bikes weigh?
This depends on the materials used in construction and frame size. Our bikes range in weight from 8kg to 13kg.
Do you sell titanium gravel bikes?
Yes! One of our most popular models is the GXT gravel bike, which is designed using industry-leading Ti-3Al-2.5v Titanium tubing. It has been designed by our dedicated team to appeal to all, from the hardy adventurer to the committed commuter.
Do your gravel bikes have a weight limit?
Yes, all of our gravel bikes have a weight limit of 120kgs or roughly 19 stone.
Which terrain are gravel bikes good for?
Gravel bikes are not only suited to standard roads, but also gravel, forest paths, dirt roads and even rougher terrain if you like to take your ride to the extreme.
Do you sell carbon gravel bikes?
Yes, we offer an all-terrain adventure gravel bike that features a carbon frameset. The GXC from Dolan is a lightweight bike with adventure and exploration in mind. It can also be customised!
What are some advantages of a gravel bike?
Gravel bikes are great fun, but there are other elements that give them an advantage over road or e-bikes. They’re extremely versatile on different terrains, they offer a smooth ride for commuters, they have multiple tyre options and the gearing isn’t limited.
What are some disadvantages of a gravel bike?
If you’re trying to decide between a gravel bike or road bike, some disadvantages to gravel bikes to consider are that the gearing can make the bike slower overall in comparison to road bikes.
Gravel bikes vs. Mountain bikes - which is better and why?
To answer this, you must first consider for which use you’ll be using your bike. If you’re looking for a faster ride, then gravel bikes may be a better option. However, if you prefer rockier trails, then a mountain bike may be the best choice.