Find your way to work each day and then get lost on the weekend. Meet the new Reid Granite series.
Simply put, Gravel-grinders (AKA All-Road, Adventure Road or Dirt-Road-Racers) are like a CX (Cylcocross) bike built for Endurance riding. The features that make these bikes perfect for dirty distance racing across varied terrain also make them perfect for all-conditions commuting. Is your daily route to work as smooth as a dancefloor..? Neither is ours. Read on:
- A lightweight 6061 Hydroformed Alloy frame and fork with front/rear rack and mudguard mounts plus extra clearance for up to 40C wide tyres. Getting to work or loading up for a weekend of bike trekking? The Granite has you covered.
- Shimano 14-speed Tourney gearing with a 50/34 chainset and 12-32 cassette for a large range of gears.
- Tektro mechanical disc brakes and Kenda 32C All-Road tyres provide superior stopping power even in the wet and mud.
- Built to keep going – the Granite 1.0 runs on tough, lightweight Alex MD17 rims to give years of faithful service.
All this makes the bike not only suited for dirt road riding, but also perfect for the rigours of a daily commute (with the option of a bit of fun on the weekends thrown in). Believe the hype - these bikes are true all-rounders.
Every Reid bike is tested and certified for safety by SAI Global to meet the ‘5 tick’ certification and exceed Australian Safety standards – a promise no other Australian bike brand can match.
Our range of quality bikes also come with the industry leading Reid Lifetime frame warranty, 2 years warranty on parts and 12 months of free servicing to guarantee you get a great deal.
The bike looks great… but what exactly is a Gravel Grinder?
Think of it as similar to a CX (Cylcocross) bike built for Endurance riding that is also perfect for all-conditions commuting over distance.
Gravel bikes run around a 35mm wide tyre (as opposed to your standard Road bike at 23-25mm). This helps protect against punctures, improves comfort in the saddle and they’ll also leave you less fatigued after riding along bumpy surfaces all day.
Gravel creates more rolling resistance so these bikes get more emphasis at the lower end of the range. For the Granite we’ve chosen the latest Shimano 14 Speed A070 gearing with a 50/34 chainset and 12-32 cassette for solid all round performance.
Both Gravel bikes and CX are built tough for harsh treatment, and feature clearance for the bigger tyres and front/rear rack mounts for bike trekking and loaded commuting.
Although similar to Cyclocross bikes, Gravel-grinders feature more relaxed geometry with a slacker head tube angle, a lower centre of gravity and longer tube lengths for a more comfortable ride over longer distances. Cyclocross bikes are designed to accelerate fast and corner quickly at lower speeds, but this can feel a bit ‘twitchy’ on endurance rides along wide open gravel roads.
If you’re looking for the ultimate commuting bike, the question you need to ask yourself is: Do I punch out lots of straight miles or do I ride shorter trips fast while dodging lots of traffic..? If the former, you’re in the right place. If the latter, check out our CX.
Most quality gravel-grinders feature disc brakes as they perform better in all conditions. If you’ve ever ridden to work in the wet, you’ll understand how this translates to a safer commute.
Reid Cycles Granite Review – Bikeradar
“In the past few years Reid has stepped up its game, and the Granite is further proof of that.....” Colin Levitch, Bike Reviewer
Europe by Bike
The Granite is off on the adventure of a lifetime - covering 7500kms of Europe over 3 months. David Rossi, Adventurer
Reid Granite Gravel-Grinder Review
“The new 'All-road' category is for those who like a little bit of adventure but don't want to have a garage full of bikes....” Adam Kavanagh, Bike Reviewer
Reid Granite Bike Review
If you’re after a solid commuter that can take you further afield on weekends, this bike is an outstanding performer. ” Aaron Scott, Editor
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All the gear, tools and most importantly the bike. Everything you need for back-packing on a bicycle. Henry Byrdon, Editor
Reid Cycles Granite Review 82% - Ride On
Ride On Magazine
“If you want a solid commuter that can still take on the trails with confidence, then look no further.” Stu Moysey, Bike Reviewer
Shop online or view the full range of bikes in store, built by our skilled mechanics and ready for a test ride!
|Frame Material||6061 Hydroformed Aluminium Alloy w/ rack & mudguard mounts|
|Fork||Reid Alloy with integrated disc and rack mounts|
|Gearing||14-Speed Shimano Tourney|
|Crankset||Prowheel alloy 50/34T|
|Shifters||Shimano A070 STI|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano A070 STI|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano A070|
|Brakes||Tektro C400 mechanical disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano A070 STI|
|Hub||Quando alloy QR|
|Wheelset-Rim||Alex MD17 Double Wall Alloy, Disc Specific, 14G Stainless Spoke w/ brass nipple|
|Tyres||Kenda all road 700 x 32C|
|Freewheel/Cassette||Shimano HG200 7-speed cassette (12-32t)|
|Bottom Bracket||VP sealed bearing|
|Handlebars||Reid 31.8mm Compact Oversized Butted Alloy Dropbar, Reach 72mm, Drop 120mm|
|Stem||Reid Race 1-1/8" Threadless Alloy, Oversize 31.8mm, 6°|
|Grips||Reid Shockproof Microfiber BarTape|
|Seatpost||Reid Alloy 27.2mm, Micro Adjust, 15mm offset, 2 Bolt Clamp|
We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.
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|TT Length (horizontal top tube)||528||544||560||577|
* Length measurements are in millimeters.
Reid Cycles ships bikes, parts and accessories anywhere in Australia!
Free shipping of bikes is available to most metropolitan and some regional areas. We also combined shipping wherever possible to keep the price down. Once you have one or more items in your cart, view your cart, pop your postcode in and we'll give you the combined shipping price. We are currently unable to ship to overseas addresses, please contact our customer services team to enquire about distributors in your area.
We aim to keep the price as low as possible by shipping smaller items for free if they can be shipped with larger items. Helmets, shoes and parts most often ship for free with your new bike!
Remember that bikes are shipped boxed, and 85% assembled. The final assembly required includes the installation of the handlebars, front wheel, pedals and saddle, adjusting the brakes and tuning the gears. We recommend that the assembly is done by a qualified bike mechanic or other suitably qualified person. Damage caused by incorrect assembly (such as installing the pedals the wrong way around) is not covered by your warranty.
Orders for items that are currently in stock are usually despatched within 1 to 2 working days. You'll receive an email with tracking information once the order has been despatched. Certain periods of the year are seasonably busy, with much higher volumes than normal. At these times, we still aim to despatch within 1 to 2 days, but deliveries may take a little longer due to our couriers' workload.
It's always best to send to an address that always has someone in attendance, such as a business address. You may also want to give our courier an 'authority to leave' instruction, which is an instruction to say that there is a safe place leave to delivery, even if there is no one there to take delivery. Only give us an 'authority to leave' if you're confident that the delivery will be safe. Otherwise, the courier can leave a 'sorry we missed you' card, allowing you to arrange redelivery.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
In Store Collection in one of our stores is always free! Your bike comes fully assembly, adjusted and ready to go. You can order online for pickup in store. The store will receive your order, assemble your bike and give you a call when it’s ready to collect! Whenever possible, we recommend collection in store. The bike will be fully assembled by an experienced Reid Cycles mechanic. Our staff will also be happy to help you make final adjustments, set saddle height and answer any other questions you might have!
Reid Cycles offers an industry-leading warranty on every Reid bike we sell.
For your peace of mind, we include:
A lifetime warranty on every frame we sell
A lifetime warranty on all rigid forks, including our carbon fibre range
A 2-year warranty on all suspension forks, Shimano components and Mavic Aksium wheelsets
A 12-month warranty on all other non-consumable components
We love our customers, so in the unlikely event of an issue, we want to resolve this to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.
For any warranty issues, please contact the store where you purchased the product. For online sales, you can contact the customer service team. Please find the relevant phone numbers and email addresses on our Contact Us page.
So we can help you as quickly as possible, we may ask you to pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the issue and some photos of the affected part.
For full warranty terms, please visit our Warranty Policy page