Priority Apollo

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Priority Apollo. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

19 reasons to buy

  • The Priority Apollo is a versatile bike. Users found it great for commuting, bikepacking, touring and riding gravel roads.
  • Riders can use 700c or 650b wheels and tires with the Apollo.
  • The carbon belt drive is extremely easy to maintain, especially in wet climates.
  • Assembly is easy. Tools are included. Priority also offers videos to assist with the process.
  • The 11-speed internal geared hub shifts silently, unlike bikes with a chain and derailleur.
  • The Apollo is light in weight. Experts had no issue carrying it across a creek or up stairs.
  • The aluminum frame is well-constructed and durable.
  • Users and experts agree the bike is priced appropriately and affordably.
  • The Apollo comes tubeless-ready. This helps prevent flats.
  • Priority offers the bike in sizes small through extra-large. A wide range of riders can use the bike.
  • Adding bags to the bike allows riders to carry more on their commute or adventure.
  • The WTB Byway tires are wide and allow riders to tackle trails and gravel roads on the Apollo.
  • Users and testers were extremely impressed by the bike's ability to maneuver through roots and rocks.
  • The drop handlebars are very comfortable. Users and experts agree the various positions on the bars minimize hand, arm, wrist and lower back pain.
  • The frame is stiff and allows riders to accelerate around obstacles during their commute.
  • Priority provides quick responses to customer inquiries and issues.
  • The bike comes with touch up paint that matches the frame.
  • The carbon fork helps absorb vibrations on chip-sealed roads and other rough terrain.
  • Users and testers agree the bike is visually-appealing.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Priority Apollo's stem is long. Users on all sizes of the bike found swapping the stem was more comfortable and gave them a more aggressive riding position.
  • One tester found that toe overlap was an issue on a size small.
  • Shifting takes time to get used to.
  • Numerous users needed to have the front wheel tuned when the bike arrived.
  • The brake levers are not set up for small hands. Users with small hands will need to adjust the lever. One user found this difficult to do.

Bottom line

The Priority Apollo is a versatile drop-bar bike. It is capable on and off-road. Wide tires and the ability to swap to a 650b wheel setup allow riders to take on trails and gravel terrain. The frame is stiff and the belt drive is easy to maintain in wet conditions. This makes the bike a capable commuter and bikepacking rig. Testers found the stem long. Shifting can take time to get used to. It's very quiet compared to bikes with chains.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Review: Priority Apollo Gravel

It turns out that gravel rides are versatile. They’re great commuter bikes, and you won’t feel like a dingbat if you take it out on simple weekend trails with your friends. Priority’s Apollo Gravel is an exemplar of the type.

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Tim Williams DRTSRFN

Priority Apollo Review – Gravel bike with a Gates Belt Drive and Internal Gears!

The Apollo is Priority’s first-ever drop bar gravel bike.

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Ryan Van Duzer

Full Review of the Priority Apollo-Gates+Shimano Alfine Maintenance Free Drivetrain

This bike is called the Apollo because it has eleven gears.

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Kayak Cliff

Priority Bicycles Apollo 11 Comprehensive Review

I got the Priority Apollo gravel and road bike! I’m excited, I’m going to do an unbiased review of this awesome bike.

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Lessons of Gravel Bikes: Reviewing Priority’s Apollo Gravel Bicycle

I’m looking forward to more journeys with the Apollo. The cold of the winter has already given some meat to the lessons about hub gearing and shifting.

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