Featuring several bikes with the new GRX components which Shimano introduced last year, (and which Riding Gravel is still reviewing), the new Warbirds still have all the salient features of the range introduced last year. Big tire clearances, dual wheel size capabilities, lots of accessory attachment points, and the Class V VRS vibration damping system.
Today Riding Gravel announces its new “technical support” partner in Andy’s Bike Shop, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Riding Gravel’s Guitar Ted and Andy’s Bike Shop’s Andy Tetmeyer will be working together to help with logistics and technical aspects regarding the review work, merchandising, and some social media aspects of the RidingGravel.com website.
Today, Ritte announced the launch of its new Satyr gravel bike. Designed by master frame builder, Tom Kellogg, the Satyr is a thoroughly modern steel bike, with full internal cable routing, a T47 threaded bottom bracket and Reynolds’ latest 725 chromoly tubeset.
This morning Riding Gravel discovered on social media that the former Almanzo event, possibly the most famous free, grassroots gravel event in the World, was to become “The Heywood Ride”. This news points to a new beginning for the Northfield, Minnesota based gravel grinder which last Spring was still called the Almanzo 100.
Here at Riding Gravel, we get press releases and offers for you, the readers, to consider that, on their own, do not really warrant their own stories. However; from time to time enough things stack up to make it worthwhile to take up some bandwidth, (and to clear out my in-box), so here we go with some news on events, a wool jersey giveaway, and a wheel trade-in program.
Salsa Cycles announced this morning publicly that the Cutthroat model will be a ground-up redesign for the 2020 model year. The Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles carbon drop bar mountain bike which is aimed at bike-packing and long rides in remote territory, ala Tour Divide. It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders.
TIME saw a need for not just gravel/adventure riders here, but for cyclo-tourists as well. Citing the typical need of these riders to use MTB shoes and pedals which are not as efficient on roads, the engineers at TIME decided that there are enough folks riding gravel, adventuring, and cyclo-touring now that a dedicated pedal for these disciplines is now a reality.
There are few upgrades you can make that have as much effect on your ride as a great set of wheels. And while there’s no shortage of great wheels on the market today, it’s an exciting development when Roval, a longtime leader in the space, introduces not just one, but two new high-end gravel wheelsets.
Back in August, we reported on our experiences with Osmo Nutrition and its hydration and recovery drink mixes. Now, Osmo has introduced a new chocolate Rapid Recovery drink mix.
“One more bike, one less car. “I remember seeing this message emblazoned on a huge booth at the end of a trade show,” says Dennis. “And as I was reading it, a Bobcat came along and pushed the whole booth into a dumpster.”