Bianchi has chosen to forge quite a different path with its new gravel bike. Whilst many brands are beefing up and adding mounts, Bianchi has pitched the Impulso Pro firmly as a gravel race bike, intended to be ridden hard and fast.

As gravel bikes only continue to become more of an established category, we can expect to see more of a divergence – and increasing specificity – between the bikes that are released.