The recent Roval Terra press camp wasn’t just a showcase of trick new wheels. Thanks to Mike Yakubowicz and his shop, Blacksmith Cycle, we were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful custom bikes from all over the world. Here’s a gallery of the bikes we rode during our time in Downieville.
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.
Lately it got me thinking that there are quite likely a metric ton of old 29″er wheels out there that have great possibilities for modern gravel bike use.
Hot on the heels of Cannondale’s recent announcement of the 2020 Topstone Carbon, it’s time to wrap up the review of the 2019 Topstone 105 we’ve been testing since early-May.
It’s an exciting time for lovers of new new gravel bikes and gear, as manufacturers start to show their cards for the year to come. We’ve been riding a 2020 Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS model for a few weeks now, and here are our initial impressions.
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.
Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley- by Guitar Ted Last year we spoke with Dave Pryor from unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley about the inaugural running of this gravel grinder in the state of Pennsylvania. You can catch the conversation on this episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch to learn more […]
Guitar Ted details the Mississippi Gravel Cup Series out with Race Directors Jason and Wendi Shearer for a Riding Gravel Featured event piece.
Editor’s Note: Safety is always a wise thing to consider when cycling. The gravel roads, fire roads, and forgotten ways we like to travel are not without their potential pitfalls. In this piece, our contributor, John Ingham, reviews several areas of concern for gravel travel. We hope that you find this enlightening and helpful in […]
Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted with N.Y. Roll– Michelin is no stranger to bicycle tires, yet they seemed to sit on the sidelines while several other manufacturers jumped in with gravel oriented offerings. Michelin is a big company, and generally speaking, bigger companies wait until “the numbers make […]