The Triban RC 520 Gravel is one of the company’s first forays into the adventure market and if you’re tempted to give it a go it’s a really good place to start. It’s confident on loose terrain and is fun to ride thanks to a decent weight and some quality components. And though it’s pricier than the very similar road version, there are reasons for that… The RC 520 Gravel is based around the same frameset as used on the RC 520 Road that Ash gave a glowing review. He liked how the bike was very easy to live with thanks to the relaxed geometry, making it ideal for long distance rides or for those new to the sport. The neutral handling and its ability to cruise along at moderate speeds were also highlights.​ In fact, if you want to know how this Gravel version performs on the road, then read Ash’s review, as apart from a wider set of tyres and a flared handlebar they are almost exactly the same machine. At first, this did make us wonder why it was £120 more – so we asked Decathlon… It’s not just the handlebar (which is more expensive than the RC 520′s) and the tyres, we’re told it’s also that the paint jo...