Modern grocery-getter or forward thinking explorer? With a front rack fitted as standard, the utilitarian Arise Geared can haul supplies across a range of terrain. Using a wide 11 – 42 T cassette and single chainring to provide durable and sequential gears, its 40C tyres keep things comfortable and stable. Shimano hydraulic brakes require little attention yet provide excellent stopping power. With a radical dropped top tube on the two smallest sizes, all frames benefit from through-axles, along with a full complement of mounting points and routing for dynamo lights.