Spring Clothing Roundup: Reggie, Assos, Castelli- by Grannygear Well, we are enjoying an actual spring in Southern California with a good amount of green grass remaining, flowers even, with bits of rain here and there. Cloudy and cool has been the norm punctuated with mild, sunny days. Glorious. Last year we were well into the […]
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If there is anything more personal than a saddle I am not sure what that would be. No butt is exactly the same, no riding position is exactly the same. So I will endeavor to tell you what I like about the saddles and what I do not like and why, with the understanding that it does not make them good or bad.
Gravel Grinder News: Sea Otter ’19- Lunch With Alchemy Bikes – by Grannygear Or: A lunch with Alchemy bikes and the custom bike quandary. The day before Sea Otter ’19 began I was invited to a lunch highlighting some new steeds from Alchemy Bicycles, a custom frame builder based out of Colorado. While custom bikes […]
I end the photos with the Niner MCR 9 RDO, a bike that has to be the most controversial, polarizing, gravel bike in the world. (Maybe the most photographed gravel bike as well. Editor) Making it an e-bike would likely burn down the internet.
So far the wheels have felt snappy and solid. From coast to drive, these wheels show a rapid engagement, so if that is important to you, that is good. I have noticed a bit more ‘pop’ forward over the wheels I typically run, a set of FSA MTB wheels from a few years ago.
Easton EA 90 SL Wheels: Getting Rolling- by Grannygear I was sitting astride my bike, surrounded by riders all milling about, some on their bikes, some standing around drinking coffee, chatting, and taking pictures. I was about 15 minutes away from starting the Rivet Raid gravel event, a lovely tour of sorts over the Santa […]
A Look At Gearing For Gravel- Part 1: by Grannygear When I was building up my first gravel bike, the V2 Salsa Warbird, I was a bit perplexed on what gearing to run. Generally speaking, there are two types of gearing…road and MTB… and they are certainly not the same. The Warbird was obviously not […]
WTB Venture 650B X 47mm Tires: Checkpoint SoCal- by Grannygear Editor’s Note- In our “Getting Rolling” post on these tires, Guitar Ted had hoped that Winter was not going to show up, but he was quite in error in hoping for that! So Grannygear is filling in here with the “Checkpoint” post. You will see […]
A Look At Performance Enhancing Supplements- by John Ingham “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates Sometimes I worry about how much longer I can keep riding gravel, but when I am out in farm country or national forests, spinning along and in the moment, concerns about aging diminish […]