BUYER'S GUIDE: Bikes for any and every road – Bike Magazine Australia

The key to the comfort of the second generation Domane SLR on all surfaces is a pair of IsoSpeed decouplers that help make any ride a smooth one. The rear decoupler is now adjustable, while a new front decoupler gives the carbon fibre steerer tube a small amount of flex.

Speed is not an issue thanks to a beefed-up bottom bracket that ensures power input is transferred efficiently – and the proof in the pudding was Fabian Cancellara’s Strade Bianche victory the first time the bike was raced professionally.

You’ll get a Shimano Ultegra groupset for your money, as well as 32mm Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite tyres to provide a wealth of grip when you take it off the tarmac.

Scott Addict Gravel 20. $4,999

While the Scott Addict may be a super-light road bike, the Gravel version has been re-profiled to make it a real contender for anyone looking to ride into the wilderness.

Tyre clearance has significantly increased, with 35mm Schwalbe G-ONE Allround tyres coming as standard, while the wheelbase now registers at 1,017mm (bang on 40”) for a medium/54 sizer.

Shimano Ultegra componentry sets off the package, in addition to hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors both front and rear.

All that being said, the carbon fibre-framed bike looks remarkably similar to its race-bred older brother and rides like it too – offering buckets of speed whatever the surface.