“Have you ever wanted to get away for a short time? Clear your head for some peaceful moments as you explore the town you have lived in with a completely new perspective. Poseidon Bike takes its name from the God of the sea, a place where you can find serenity, stillness, and at a moment’s notice discover the strength the sea has.” – Poseidon Bike
Poseidon is a consumer direct business, meaning they don’t go through any extra distribution channels. “Our bikes are manufactured in a factory that we own and operate which allows us to ensure quality while giving you an affordable price. Our legacy of in-house manufacturing gives us the power and experience to source, design and build the highest-value bikes and components on the market.”
The Poseidon X is the company’s entry into the gravel / adventure bike market albeit at a budget price. Priced at just $US 600, the Poseidon X features:
- 6061 Double Butted Hydroformed Aluminium Frame
- Carbon Fork with tapered Aluminium Steerer
- Shimano Claris 8-speed Drivetrain
- Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes
- 46/34 2x Crankset paired to an 11-34 8-Speed Cassette
- Super comfy Poseidon saddle – very similar to the Fizik Arione Tri
Whilst I did not race the Poseidon X, I subjected it to many hours and miles / kms of training with its stock 700c wheels and Kenda Small Block tyres.
There are many choices for gravel bikes circa 2019, I hope this review helps you to make an informed decision about a future gravel bike purchase.