We’ve just received into stock a new 2017 Salsa Vaya Deore. This is Salsa’s gravel grinder / tourer model. It has a fairly slack geometry designed for longer rides and a pretty broad gear selection to help cover lots of different terrain.
The frame and fork are made of comfortable and compliant steel. Components range from Shimano Sora to Deore and equivalent, with Avid BB7 disc brakes.
All this can be had for a very reasonable $1950 plus taxes. A size 54cm is built up and hanging from the shop ceiling as this is being typed.