Why limit yourself to the road, when you can venture down trails too? A change of existing 700c tyres is all you need for your first gravel adventure on the HUP evo, or opt for wider 650b wheels/tyres and frame bags to go tyke packing (bike packing with kids) further afield. We have the kit to either build a dedicated gravel bike or convert your existing CX bike.

So why go Gravel?

Getting away from traffic, freedom to explore new places and immersing yourself in stunning scenery are all obvious appeals. Planning trips, good navigation and learning to be self-sufficient are also very useful experiences for kids. A lack of UK cycling infrastrurcture, staycations, environmental concerns and a fuel crisis only add to the appeal.

Safe cycling routes are limited on a Road bike (you can't head down that Bridleway) often putting you in conflict with the car. On a gravel bike, you're free to ride pretty much anywhere, opening-up new routes - that's a big deal riding with kids!

When we designed the HUP evo, dual-purpose was the brief. Once the CX season was over (with a change of tyres) it could be converted for Road or Gravel. Swapping to 650b wheels, means real long-distance comfort too. But like racing, weight matters with little legs on longer days in the saddle. You don’t want to add luggage, to an already heavy bike! Hence, 1345g gravel wheels and 410g gravel tyres (big 46c) creates a race bike weight - but with off-road comfort.

Here's some inspiration when planning your family cycling adventures, from clothes to complete bikes...

Complete gravel bike and framesets...

If you need a complete bike, the HUP evo is the ultimate! For riders of all ages from 120cm+ (37cm to 58cm) with progressive geometry, triple-butted tubing and full carbon forks, they make lightweight gravel bikes. In fact, advances in our 650b wheels & tyres, means there is very little difference in weight compared to dedicated road bikes.

Frames have rear luggage bosses for panniers and internal cable routing to fit a dropper seat post. On Self-Build Bundles, you can choose the standard fork or the luggage fork (extra carrying capacity) or HUP 650b carbon wheels...

 

Gravel adventures in Scotland, including some stubborn, comedy climbing..."Im riding-up, no matter what!" ;-)

Optional Luggage Forks

In addition to frame bags, luggage forks add considerable extra carrying capacity for clothes, food or water using a forks designed for load bearing, with 3 mounting bosses per leg. Dedicated, waterproof bags keep everything clean and dry...

 

Frame bags for all your essentials

Food, water, spares, tools, clothes, wet weather kit, you name it - there's space for it! Frame bags for the HUP evo...

650b wheelsets for wider tyres over long distances

Aluminium or carbon wheels for 650b tyres, allowing wider tyres (upto 46c) and lower tyre pressures, making long-distance, off-road more comfortable! Or you can still use your exisitng 700c wheels, with up to 40c gravel tyres...

650b and 700c gravel tyres

From Challenge, Italy: gravel specific tyres in 650b (or 700c so you can change your CX tyres) for heading off-road...

Dropper posts, cage adaptors and more

Trick bits: HUP evo's can use a dropper set post if required (we've a selcetion of 27.2mm short /medium travel posts), adaptors to drop your bottle cage (make more room for bags) or easy access side-exit bottle cages...

Gravel groupsets

Wide range, 1x gearing is perfect for gravel adventures, our most popular being the awesome (and lightweight) MicroSHIFT Advent X system with drop bar shifters, clutched rear mech and alloy spider 11-48t cassette...

Components for the best fit

Alongside our HUP cranks, stems, saddles etc we have gravel specific drop bars, mudguards, chain guides...

Clothes for any weather

No such thing as the wrong weather, only the wrong clothes! HUP clothes have it all covered, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Just as Ruth and Rhoda Jones after their record-breaking 3 weeks in the saddle riding LeJog, all in HUP kit! Handmade in Italy (using Italian fabrics) for day-long comfort in the saddle...

Accessories too

Specialist accessories for any eventuallity, if you have it onboard, and your need it, then you can use it...

For all the best family gravel cycling and bikepacking kit, clothes & bikes for epic Summer adventures: CLICK HERE...