The year is about done for, so it is a good time to look back on 2019 and determine the most impactful stories on the gravel scene for the year. While there are a lot of things that happened over the course of the year, three things really stand head and shoulders above the crowd when it comes to stories we talked most about during 2019.
From world-class rides and events, to bikes and gear built for the rigors of gravel travel, never before have we had it so good. With that in-mind, MG offers up his favorite bikes and gear of 2019.
We had the opportunity to attend the recent Shimano GRX Press Camp in Columbia Falls, Montana. There, we received a glimpse into the future of gravel bikes and components, including Shimano’s awesome new GRX Di2 electronic gravel groupset.
Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined – by Guitar Ted In this post I want to help to clear up some misconceptions and to help readers understand the bits of flared drop bars that help determine their shape and usefulness. I’ve touched on all of these things in past posts, but I realized after […]
Gritty Take: Why Shimano’s GRX Group Is A Big Deal- by Guitar Ted Shimano’s news of the GRX group of components released today was all over the internet. However, weights, specs, images, and speculations on the future use and development of GRX are one thing. What I found extraordinary is how Shimano went about this. […]
Gritty Take: Don’t Mind That Man Behind The Curtain!- by Guitar Ted Years ago, as a child, we used to get excited when that show about the little girl from Kansas would come on. You know the one, where she gets the ruby slippers and has a fantastic adventure along a road paved with yellow […]
Gritty Take: The “Spirit Of Gravel Racing”- by Guitar Ted “Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” ― Germany Kent I’ve been around this gravel racing thing for a while. Many of you know my background, but suffice it […]
Gritty Take: What Is A Gravel Bike?- by Guitar Ted Bicycles and the gear it takes to ride them consume a lot of my time, obviously, here on Riding Gravel. I have been immersed in the dissection of all of this since 2005 and it never ceases to amaze me how the simple machine gets […]
Gritty Take is an occasional feature on Riding Gravel where we allow editorial takes on issues and subjects related to gravel riding. The opinions stated are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of RidingGravel.com, its advertisers, or staff. Gritty Take: Take Out The Trash- by Guitar Ted I remember the ride […]