Shimano's new GRX groupset for gravel and adventure bikes has been one of the most eagerly anticipated new products of 2019, partly because it sees a proper 1x setup for the first time that doesn't require cobbling together mountain bike components to road bar shifters.
Was it worth the wait though? It's a question I've tried to answer in the video above by spending some time riding the RX800 mechanical groupset on a Mason Bokeh that is currently on test. I took it up and down my graveliest tracks to see how it fares.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.