Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.
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Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

Part of the "DNA", if you will, of a gravel bike's make-up is a flared drop bar. Traditional styled drop bars are used on many gravel/all-road bikes, certainly, but it is the flared drop bar that you will see most often. These types of drop bars were once rare, and not many people were aware of them until Salsa Cycles started producing them for their seminal bike, the Fargo.
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SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

Hiwassee Socks: Quick Review

I am willing to bet that many of us rarely think too much about our socks. If you are one of these folks, you don't know what you are missing. A great pair of socks can make your ride so much better.
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Hiwassee Socks: Quick Review

Cannondale Topstone 105: Checkpoint

Back in May, we introduced you to the Cannondale Topstone 105 we have in for testing, and today it's time to update you on our experience with the bike so far.
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Cannondale Topstone 105: Checkpoint

Spinergy GX Wheels: At The Finish

While the PBO spokes may cause you to raise an eyebrow, keep in mind that these spokes have been around for two decades and have a good reputation for durability. The rest of the Spinergy wheel from the hubs to the rims seem to be top notch stuff now. I see no reason to fear the technology and I would gladly ride these wheels off into the Sunset if Spinergy would let me.
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Spinergy GX Wheels: At The Finish

Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review

Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review - by Guitar Ted Easton Cycling has made a few items specifically
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Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review

USWE Airborne 3L Hydration System: Quick Review

In the end I liked the USWE Airborne 3 very much and was happy every time I used it. As long as you can live with the limitations in storage and if the close, movement free strap system rings true with you, then I expect you would be happy with it too.
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USWE Airborne 3L Hydration System: Quick Review

Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: At The Finish

Many bikes are coming out as "dual wheel size" compatible rigs, and if you wanted the 650B wheels, (or the other way around if the new bike was set up with 650B), this option would be high on my list. It provides a solid performing package at a good value. Besides going around and holding up your tires, what more do we really need?
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Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: At The Finish

Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review

Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review - by Grannygear The Silca Viaggio Travel Pump- Portable, beautiful, and well made.
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Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: GT Introduces All-New Grade Gravel Bikes

GT Bicycles announced the introduction of its all-new Grade gravel bikes. Available in both carbon and alloy frame models, GT says the new Grade is built for adventure out of the box. It's more compliant, versatile and adjustable than ever before, with a leaner look and a purposeful redesign of GT's iconic Triple Triangle frame design.
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Gravel Grinder News: GT Introduces All-New Grade Gravel Bikes

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe - by Guitar Ted Last year Shimano quietly introduced a
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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Spinergy GX Wheels: Checkpoint

Okay, so PBO spokes, aluminum rims... how does that work? It actually works out really well. I think the common thought most folks might have is that if the spokes are not steel, then they must be flexy. Well, that just isn't the case here.
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Spinergy GX Wheels: Checkpoint

Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined

Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined - by Guitar Ted In this post I want to help to
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Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined

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Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.

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SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

Part of the “DNA”, if you will, of a gravel bike’s make-up is a flared drop bar. Traditional styled drop bars are used on many gravel/all-road bikes, certainly, but it is the flared drop bar that you will see most often. These types of drop bars were once rare, and not many people were aware of them until Salsa Cycles started producing them for their seminal bike, the Fargo.

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Spinergy GX Wheels: At The Finish

While the PBO spokes may cause you to raise an eyebrow, keep in mind that these spokes have been around for two decades and have a good reputation for durability. The rest of the Spinergy wheel from the hubs to the rims seem to be top notch stuff now. I see no reason to fear the technology and I would gladly ride these wheels off into the Sunset if Spinergy would let me.

Continue Reading 2

Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: At The Finish

Many bikes are coming out as “dual wheel size” compatible rigs, and if you wanted the 650B wheels, (or the other way around if the new bike was set up with 650B), this option would be high on my list. It provides a solid performing package at a good value. Besides going around and holding up your tires, what more do we really need?

Continue Reading 0

Gravel Grinder News: GT Introduces All-New Grade Gravel Bikes

GT Bicycles announced the introduction of its all-new Grade gravel bikes. Available in both carbon and alloy frame models, GT says the new Grade is built for adventure out of the box. It’s more compliant, versatile and adjustable than ever before, with a leaner look and a purposeful redesign of GT’s iconic Triple Triangle frame design.

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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe – by Guitar Ted Last year Shimano quietly introduced a set of gravel shoes dubbed the XC-5. We reviewed the Special Edition version of that model here. Since then we have had the breakthrough introduction of Shimano’s GRX group, the first dedicated bicycle component group to […]

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