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2017 Dirty Kanza 200 number plate, Matt Gersib

In the Saddle: 2017 Dirty Kanza 200

In 2006, the town of Emporia, Kansas hosted its first Dirty Kanza 200. Initially a small, intimate gathering of gravel cyclists, the Dirty Kanza has since grown into one of North America’s largest and most prestigious gravel events. This year, the Dirty Kanza drew an international field of more than 2,000 competitors, split among 200-, […]

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Gravel tires

Gravel Tires: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

<Back to News Home | Gravel Tires: Where the Rubber Meets the Road- by MG Long-time readers know that we review a lot of tires here at Riding Gravel. As gravel bicycles have evolved, so too have the tires being developed for riding gravel roads. Never before have so many great tire options been available, which […]

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Terrene Elwood 700x40c

Terrene Tires Elwood: Checkpoint #1

<Back to News Home | Terrene Tires Elwood: Checkpoint #1 – by MG Guitar Ted recently introduced the new gravel-oriented Elwood from Terrene Tires, and while he tests the 47mm wide “Tough” version on his 650B wheelset, I’ve been testing the 700x40c “Light” version for the past few weeks. We’ve had some unseasonably mild weather in […]

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Checkpoint: Cirrus Cycles Body Float

Cirrus Cycles Body Float Suspension Seatpost: Checkpoint — In the two months since we introduced you to the Body Float suspension seatpost from Cirrus Cycles, we’ve been blessed with some of the best late-fall riding in recent memory. This has given us ample time to ride the posts on a variety of bikes, in conditions including gravel […]

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Fresh Gravel: Cirrus Cycles BodyFloat

<Back to News Home | Suspension seatposts were a hot item in the late-1990s and early-2000s, particularly with mountain bike riders looking to add a bit of cush to their old hardtails. Unfortunately, those early designs reflected their first-generation status, and each had flaws that hindered its ultimate performance. The earliest suspension posts were telescopic, […]

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