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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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.
Named after a favorite gravel route near Cannondale’s headquarters, the Topstone is the company’s second gravel model. Unlike its stablemate, it cuts a more traditional ‘gravel bike’ profile, rolling on 700c wheels, with stated clearance for up to 42c tires.
With the proliferation of gravel events across the country and around the world, a handful of iconic events have risen to nearly cult-like status. The Land Run 100 is one such event. Since 2013, gravel cyclists have flocked to Stillwater, Oklahoma to race on a course that’s often muddy, and always challenging.
Castelli: Cool Weather Wear Review – by MG Editor’s Note: Winter is upon us but that doesn’t mean we have to stop cycling. Our Riding Gravel contributors, Grannygear and MG will be giving us the lowdown on some gear we have been sent that will allow you to stay warm and meet your Winter gravel riding […]
Without a doubt, there is a lot to like about the Cantu Rova wheelset. The weight is competitive, at 1567 grams for our set. While it’s true there are lighter options available, most aren’t using 35mm section, 30mm wide external/24mm internal width rims.
Here in the Midwest, having the right gear for winter cycling is the difference between truly enjoying rides and simply suffering through them. And while some cyclists simply hide indoors when the temps take a dive, I enjoy the fresh face snow and ice add to my familiar routes. As such, I’m always on the lookout for gear that makes my winter cycling adventures more enjoyable.
I believe the Kinekt post was an essential component to my DKXL finish, and it performed flawlessly throughout the event. The post let me stay seated through a wider range of conditions and substantially muted the vibration and bumps reaching my posterior.
Cantu Rova Wheelset: Checkpoint – by MG It’s incredible how time flies… It’s been four months since I introduced you to the Cantu Rova gravel wheelset, and in that time I’ve logged well over a thousand miles on them. They’ve been ridden in a wide range of conditions – gravel, mud, pavement, singletrack and more […]
Lauf True Grit: At The Finish – by MG As the cycling industry increasingly looks at gravel cycling as the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the marketplace, the resulting influx of money and resources has produced some incredible new bikes and gear. Case in point is the Lauf True Grit we’ve been testing since May. The […]