GRAVEL BIKE REVIEW: Poseidon X $600 Gravel Bike!

“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 x gravel bike review

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.”

poseidon x gravel bike review

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

poseidon x gravel bike review

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.

poseidon x gravel bike review

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.

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7 comments on “GRAVEL BIKE REVIEW: Poseidon X $600 Gravel Bike!

  1. Thanks JOM for giving us a fair review of a budget bike….not everyone can afford a carbon gravel “wonderbike” with all the bells and whistles.
    I have riders asking me what they should buy to start riding the gravel and this price range $600-1000 is what I’ve been recommending just in cause they don’t continue.

    1. Whoever spec’d the parts on this bike did a pretty sterling job… the gear ratios are spot on.

      1. The gear ratio was the first thing I looked at, thought it was going to be too high – but 1:1 is perfect for entry level.

  2. On the preorder list! Happy to hear it got your endorsement. Have you tried to see how big of rubber it can handle?

  3. I have a Fuji 1.3 gravel 11 speed would my components fit the Posedion X


  4. Curious, where are Poseidon bikes produced? I mainly ride road bike, but want to ride more gravel rides. Thanks, ~Steve

    1. Steve, I would assume somewhere in Taiwan. I’ve no idea who their builder is but they seem to know their way around aluminium.

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