This past weekend saw the 10th running of the Gravel Worlds gravel races out of Lincoln, Nebraska. At the registration site, there was a bit of an expo featuring some of the sponsor’s wares and a few reps were about sharing some knowledge with the racers in attendance. Following are a few tidbits I managed to glean as I toured the expo tents.
This is an unusual debut, not only because it is from Knolly, and their first steel offering, but also because it isn’t another carbon fiber framed gravel bike. Let’s be honest, if you heard that “Brand X” was going to announce a high end gravel bike tomorrow, you’d expect it to be a carbon fiber frame. That Knolly decided to lead out with a hand featuring titanium and steel is very different, and noteworthy in today’s market.
Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.
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 […]
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.
Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe – by Guitar Ted Last year Shimano quietly introduced a set of gravel shoes dubbed the XC-5. We reviewed the Special Edition version of that model here. Since then we have had the breakthrough introduction of Shimano’s GRX group, the first dedicated bicycle component group to […]
Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Debuts First Dedicated Gravel Road Group- by Guitar Ted Editor’s Note: All images and information courtesy of Shimano Corporation Shimano has announced a new component series specifically designed for gravel and adventure riding called “GRX”. This is a significant moment in bicycling history, akin to when Shimano introduced the first dedicated […]
I end the photos with the Niner MCR 9 RDO, a bike that has to be the most controversial, polarizing, gravel bike in the world. (Maybe the most photographed gravel bike as well. Editor) Making it an e-bike would likely burn down the internet.
Gravel Grinder News: PCL Adds “Eroica” Category To Gravel Worlds- by Guitar Ted Have you ever heard of L’Eroica? It is an event- and now has inspired a category of events- that originated in Italy by a rider by the name of Giancarlo Brocci, who in 1997 decided he wanted to do a ride, and […]
Gravel Grinder News: J.Guillem Ti Bike, New Brooks Saddle, Test Bikes- by Guitar Ted In this edition of Gravel Grinder News we take a look at another titanium gravel bike frame offering, a new variant in the Brooks Cambium saddle range, and a sneak peek at a couple of new test bikes that will be […]