RIDING GRAVEL NEWS & REVIEWS

Spring Clothing Round-Up: Reggie, Assos, Castelli

Spring Clothing Roundup: Reggie, Assos, Castelli- by Grannygear Riding into Spring (Image courtesy of ASSOS Well, we are enjoying an
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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Reggie, Assos, Castelli

State Bicycle Co. Warhawk: At The Finish

If you can get by the limitations of the Warhawk- dedicated single speed, limited tire clearances, and limited versatility- then you will be rewarded with one of the better handling, better riding gravel/all road/commuter rigs you can find. For the dollar amount that State Bicycle Co. asks for this bike, I cannot find anything in my experience that compares to how nice it handles and how fun it is to ride.
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State Bicycle Co. Warhawk: At The Finish

Top Five Gravel Tires: 2019

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post here concerning my top five favorite tires for gravel. These were my choices for tires, as I had been asked about my personal top five by one of you readers out there. Well, now one of you readers has asked for an update on that post, and I thought that was a great idea. So, in no particular order, here are my current Top Five Gravel Tires going into 2019.
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Top Five Gravel Tires: 2019

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Getting Rolling

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted [adrotate group="4"] The contact points of a rider with their bicycle
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Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Getting Rolling

Gritty Take: Why Shimano’s GRX Group Is A Big Deal

Gritty Take: Why Shimano's GRX Group Is A Big Deal- by Guitar Ted [adrotate group="4"] Shimano's news of the GRX group
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Gritty Take: Why Shimano’s GRX Group Is A Big Deal

In the Saddle: 2019 Land Run 100

With the proliferation of gravel events across the country and around the world, a handful of iconic events have risen to nearly cult-like status. The Land Run 100 is one such event. Since 2013, gravel cyclists have flocked to Stillwater, Oklahoma to race on a course that's often muddy, and always challenging.
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In the Saddle: 2019 Land Run 100

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Debuts First Dedicated Gravel Road Group

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Debuts First Dedicated Gravel Road Group- by Guitar Ted Editor's Note: All images and information courtesy of
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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Debuts First Dedicated Gravel Road Group

Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: Checkpoint

The GX5 is pretty smooth, but the fork isn't quite up to steel fork feel. That said, it handles in a stable, but not sluggish manner, over choppy roads and deep gravel. The light weight is very nice and the total package is fun to ride on. The wheel and tire limitations are somewhat of a bummer, as is the slightly too stiff fork, but this bike is very impressive so far.
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Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: Checkpoint

Fyxation Sparta QR: At The Finish

There are bikes out there with straight, 1 1/8th steer tube forks that could use a carbon fork to lighten things up, smooth out the ride, (potentially), and maybe offer the user something they didn’t already have in their stock fork. This is the purpose of the Fyxation Sparta QR fork.
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Fyxation Sparta QR: At The Finish

Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint

Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted Tioga has brought an interesting take on a gravel tire that is very unique.
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Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Shoot Out

If there is anything more personal than a saddle I am not sure what that would be. No butt is exactly the same, no riding position is exactly the same. So I will endeavor to tell you what I like about the saddles and what I do not like and why, with the understanding that it does not make them good or bad.
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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Shoot Out

WTB Venture 650B X 47mm Tires: At The Finish

Personally, I am a fan of the Road Plus tire, and the Venture is a big addition to the line. The size has just enough volume and width to allow it to get away with things, especially in the case of the Horizon and the Venture, that a tire like that has no business getting away with
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WTB Venture 650B X 47mm Tires: At The Finish

 


 

State Bicycle Co. Warhawk: At The Finish

If you can get by the limitations of the Warhawk- dedicated single speed, limited tire clearances, and limited versatility- then you will be rewarded with one of the better handling, better riding gravel/all road/commuter rigs you can find. For the dollar amount that State Bicycle Co. asks for this bike, I cannot find anything in my experience that compares to how nice it handles and how fun it is to ride.

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Top Five Gravel Tires: 2019

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post here concerning my top five favorite tires for gravel. These were my choices for tires, as I had been asked about my personal top five by one of you readers out there. Well, now one of you readers has asked for an update on that post, and I thought that was a great idea. So, in no particular order, here are my current Top Five Gravel Tires going into 2019.

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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Debuts First Dedicated Gravel Road Group

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 […]

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Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: Checkpoint

The GX5 is pretty smooth, but the fork isn’t quite up to steel fork feel. That said, it handles in a stable, but not sluggish manner, over choppy roads and deep gravel. The light weight is very nice and the total package is fun to ride on. The wheel and tire limitations are somewhat of a bummer, as is the slightly too stiff fork, but this bike is very impressive so far.

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Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint

Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted Tioga has brought an interesting take on a gravel tire that is very unique. A tread that is smoother in the center than almost anything I’ve tried short of straight up file treaded tires and a set of side lugs that do more than you’d think. I have […]

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by Riding Gravel 2014