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Soma Fab’s Cazadero 42mm Tires: Getting Rolling

Editor’s Note: With this being the first “Riding Gravel Rolling Review”, we are introducing some new terminology with the tried and true “long format” review process I have employed since 2005. The first post- the “Getting Rolling” post- will be an introduction and “first impressions” post. Stick around for the follow ups: Checkpoint- a “mid-term” […]

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StaFast Suspension Stem Debuts

<Back to News Home | StaFast Suspension Stem Debuts- by Guitar Ted Allsop, Girvin, JD Components, Softride…… You “old school” mountain bikers know what I’m talking about, and you probably are either shuddering at the memories of riding one of those components or are enjoying a wry smile and thinking derisive thoughts. It’s fair to […]

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TRP Spyre Brakes: Quick Review

<Back to News & Reviews Home |   TRP Spyre Quick Review: by Guitar Ted Many folks have asked me over the time I have had my Tamland Two about the brakes on it. The TRP Spyre calipers are a unique brake and are a direct competitor with the aging Avid BB-7 mechanical brake.  Okay, let’s […]

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New Challenge Tires at NAHBS

There seems to be a growing trend of component makers showing off new goods at NAHBS. With the spring “gravel” racing season heating up, it seems natural for tires to make an appearance. Challenge was on hand with some tires that were debuted at Frostbike. CXMagazine.com highlighted the NAHBS showing. From CX Magazine: “Challenge has […]

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Challenge New Gravel Grinder Clincher and Tubular

From Bikerumor: Companies continue to focus on providing options specifically for gravel riding. Challenge recently had one at the Taipai Cycle Show.   Read more about the Challenge Gravel Grinder tires on Bikerumor If you have any thoughts about the Challenge Gravel Grinder tire, share them on the Riding Gravel Forum tire thread.

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GGN Surly 700 x 41mm Knard Final Review

From Gravel Grinder News: Guitar Ted released his final review of the Surly Knard 700 x 41mm. His reviews indicates that it’s a good all around tire that provides riders with a good value. He does note that tire clearance may be an issue for some. Read more about the review on GGN   You […]

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New Soma Fab Cazadero Gravel Tires

From Bikerumor.com: Soma Fab has recently released the Cazadero in a 650b x 42 and 700 x 42.  Tires are anticipated to be available starting in July in skinwalls. Read more details on Bikerumor Have something to say about these tires or others? Share it on the Riding Gravel Forum.    

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