Adventure & Gravel Bikes
It wasn't so very long ago that if you wanted to ride anywhere other than tarmac, you needed a mountain bike, or if the fangled suspension, flat bars and disc brakes weren't your thing - a cross bike.
More recently the boundaries between road and mountain bikes have been blurred quite considerably and we now have categories such as Gravel Bikes or Adventure Bike, inching us ever closer to the fabled "one bike for everything".
With fantastic new designs from Genesis and Saracen such as the Genesis Fugio or Saracen Levarg (you'll note the latter is 'gravel' spelt backwards - these new models come with drop bars, 650b wheels with 47c tyres, a choice of drivetrains including 1x11 - theses are bike you can literally ride on any terrain.
For something more traditional the Genesis Croix de Fer never fails to disappoint with it's comfortable steel frame - on trails paved or unpaved.