The cost of gravel bikes is on the rise.
While some riders may be content to drive a few miles to shop for a bike, others are starting to make their living selling gravel bikes online.
A new company called Brickshank offers gravel bikes for a fraction of the price of competing brands, and that means you can get a bike that will make you feel more comfortable on your commute.
Brickshire is a joint venture between British and American companies, and it was founded by a British man who is based in London, and a Canadian woman.
He hopes to launch a UK-based company by year’s end.
Brickshire’s product is called the GRID Bike, and the company hopes to make gravel bikes affordable for anyone with an interest in biking.
The gravel bikes are available in a range of sizes, from 25 to 250cc, with prices starting at about $150,000, according to Brickshop’s website.
“People are finding it very affordable,” said Brian Baskerville, a co-founder of the company.
“It’s not like buying a new bike for $200,000.
There’s something about having that kind of price tag that makes you feel like you can afford it.
We want to make sure people have a solid price point for gravel bikes, and we’re going to be offering it at a good price.”
The gravel bike company is based out of a garage in a London suburb, and Baskville said he and his co-founders have invested about $300,000 in their new business to make it happen.
The company’s first product, a gravel bike called the V10, will be available for $250,000 by year-end.
It features a carbon frame, an aluminum fork and a carbon seat post.
It also includes a cable lock and a remote control.
The V10 is a small-scale project, and according to a video that the company posted on YouTube, it only weighs 3 pounds, so it’s not a heavy bike.
Baskington said he is currently building out a prototype of a larger bike, which he hopes to ship in late 2017 or early 2018.
He said that he’s hoping to start selling gravel bike kits for $300 to $400,000 after the first year.
The gravel bikes Brickshill sells will come with a seat post, a cablelock and a battery.
Bikes with these components will cost about $200 to $250.
The company says that its bikes are made to order, and you can have your own design of the frame, which will include a cable locking system.
Baskerville said he hopes that the gravel bike market will continue to grow over time, and he’s excited to see the market reach the size where gravel bike manufacturers can compete with the big players.
Brickshank started in May, and has already raised $1 million in venture capital, including $250 from the U.K. startup accelerator, Seed Fund.
The founders also have another $100,000 invested from the Seed Fund’s accelerator program.
Baskshop has partnered with the British company Bikes for Life, which offers a range with gravel bikes.
The idea for gravel bike pricing came from a recent bike-sharing event at the London office of the Brickshelf Group, according a company spokesperson.
The event took place at a nearby shop, which offered gravel bikes to customers.
Browsing the gravel bikes on Brickshare’s site, it appears that many of the bikes offered at the event were made by Brickshibber, which has a similar product.
The Brickshed has a different logo and colors, but Brickshirt, which Brickshaw is based on, has the same company name.
Boys’ Cycling is one of the largest gravel bike retailers in the United Kingdom, according the Bikeshed website.
Browshed is owned by the British retail giant Bonsai, which also owns the online retailer, Bonsa.
Bonsai has partnered up with Bikeshelf and is working with the Browshing to expand its product offerings, Baskerville said.
Binsa is working to partner with the company on new products, he said.
Bids are available for gravelbike kits at Brickshatches website, and there are plans to expand the range over the coming year.
Bikeshelling is currently selling gravels for less than $100 each at the Bonshanks store, which is located in a leafy part of London’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Binsa, which manufactures gravel bikes and other products, does not disclose its revenue, but a spokesperson said the company makes money through shipping freight and through its partnership with the U