BH’s latest gravel bike leans towards fast mixed-surface riding and versatility in the new affordable GravelX EVO Carbon. The new performance carbon gravel bike frame is built around big wheels and enough versatile mounting points to outfit most adventures, plus the ability to opt for road compact or 1x gravel gearing in two different Shimano GRX builds.
BH GravelX EVO Carbon affordable GRX-equipped gravel bike
Gravel bikes are all the rage these days. And while versatility is still the hallmark of gravel, cyclists often will do best to pick the general wheel & tire size they need before looking to frame materials & adventure capability next. Spanish bike maker BH has chosen to build a speed-focused gravel range inspired by endurance road racing, with 700c x 42mm tires as their max recommendation, and suggesting to look more towards MTB if you need bigger tires.
The new GravelX Evo Carbon build directly on the alloy GravelX that has been in their line for a couple of years now, bringing down the weight and upping the long-distance comfort wit the move to carbon.
BH GravelX endurance race geometry
BH claims to have “always been a pioneer when it comes to using innovative geometries”, and there is maybe something to be said for that with the GravelX. Especially the larger two sizes get steep angles for snappy, road-like handling, but BH gives their gravel bikes taller headtubes for a more comfortable, more upright position on the bike, then longer wheelbases overall for more improved stability both at speed and when loaded down.
GravelX EVO Carbon frame tech details
To develop the all-new carbon gravel frame, BH used the same Hollow Core Internal Molding techniques from their lightest road & MTB frames with a mix of T800 & T500 carbon to craft a light & stiff, but still durable gravel bike.
The asymmetric rear GravelX Evo gets a full carbon BB386 EVO bottom bracket, 1.5″ full carbon tapered steerer, 27.2mm seatpost, flat mount disc brakes (140mm rear & 160mm front), 12mm thru-axles with hidden levers, and clearance for up to 42mm tires with mud clearance.
The new bike gets internal cable routing for 1x or 2x drivetrains, and is compatible with mechanical or electronic groupsets, including a Di2 battery mount inside the seatpost & control box in the bar end.
Beyond its gravel race focus, BH also designed in more adventure versatility – with mounts for a rear rack & front panniers, standard bottle mounts (plus 2-position on the downtube), a toptube fuel bag & under the BB cage mount, plus eyelets for full-coverage fenders front & rear (removable).
GravelX EVO Carbon pricing & availability
BH debuts their new carbon gravel bike with two Shimano GRX equipped builds, both offering solid value for the spec you get. The 2800€ GravelX EVO 3.0 gets a mechanical GRX 2×11 with 50/34 road compact rings on an FSA crank with a 11-32 out back, plus 17mm internal Shimano RS170 alloy wheels.
The top Di2-spec’d GravelX EVO 3.5 sells for 3700€ with a GRX Di2 1x drivetrain with a 40T FSA narrow/wide ring on Omega cranks paired to an 11-42 cassette, plus a 105-level 19mm internal tubeless RS370 alloy wheelset. Both are said to be available now through your local BH dealer.