Breezer Radar Pro
If you prize versatility over every other design element, this is the bike for you.
Joe Breeze, one of the original mountain bike builders knows how to design a great bike, and this one is no exception. Call it a gravel bike or a touring bike. Call it an off-road rig or an urban runabout. Call it your bike.
The Breezer Radar and Radar Pro are the bikes we chose for commuters, adventure-bikers and one-bike-that-must-do-it-all people. The steel frames are light, durable and springy. There are dozens of braze-on attachment points for racks, fenders and bottle cages. The Sram components tolerate being left dirty and/or abused, the hydraulic disc brakes stop you easily with a light touch, and the dirt-drop handlebars are comfortable and versatile.
If you had been considering a Surly Straggler, you may want to reconsider. The Radar Pro is lighter, has just as many attachment points for racks as the Surly, it features a more comfortable (and controllable) upright riding position for gravel or dirt trails, and comes in about $200 less than a similarly spec’d Surly.