RIDING GRAVEL NEWS & REVIEWS

Hiwassee Socks: Quick Review

I am willing to bet that many of us rarely think too much about our socks. If you are one of these folks, you don't know what you are missing. A great pair of socks can make your ride so much better.
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Hiwassee Socks: Quick Review

Cannondale Topstone 105: Checkpoint

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.
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Cannondale Topstone 105: Checkpoint

Spinergy GX Wheels: At The Finish

While the PBO spokes may cause you to raise an eyebrow, keep in mind that these spokes have been around for two decades and have a good reputation for durability. The rest of the Spinergy wheel from the hubs to the rims seem to be top notch stuff now. I see no reason to fear the technology and I would gladly ride these wheels off into the Sunset if Spinergy would let me.
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Spinergy GX Wheels: At The Finish

Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review

Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review - by Guitar Ted Easton Cycling has made a few items specifically aimed at
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Easton EA70 AX Handle Bars: Quick Review

USWE Airborne 3L Hydration System: Quick Review

In the end I liked the USWE Airborne 3 very much and was happy every time I used it. As long as you can live with the limitations in storage and if the close, movement free strap system rings true with you, then I expect you would be happy with it too.
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USWE Airborne 3L Hydration System: Quick Review

Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: At The Finish

Many bikes are coming out as "dual wheel size" compatible rigs, and if you wanted the 650B wheels, (or the other way around if the new bike was set up with 650B), this option would be high on my list. It provides a solid performing package at a good value. Besides going around and holding up your tires, what more do we really need?
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Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: At The Finish

Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review

Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review - by Grannygear The Silca Viaggio Travel Pump- Portable, beautiful, and well made. When I
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Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: GT Introduces All-New Grade Gravel Bikes

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.
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Gravel Grinder News: GT Introduces All-New Grade Gravel Bikes

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe - by Guitar Ted Last year Shimano quietly introduced a set of
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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Spinergy GX Wheels: Checkpoint

Okay, so PBO spokes, aluminum rims... how does that work? It actually works out really well. I think the common thought most folks might have is that if the spokes are not steel, then they must be flexy. Well, that just isn't the case here.
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Spinergy GX Wheels: Checkpoint

Tioga Binary Tires: At The Finish

Tioga set out its claimed traits and goals for this tire and in my opinion, they have achieved them. The potential for "more" is the tantalizing bit that is still missing here. Tioga is well aware that riders are thinking this as well. Tubeless ready, maybe something in a wider width, and other possibilities with this design are things we at Riding Gravel would like to see going forward for the Binary.
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Tioga Binary Tires: At The Finish

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Two

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel's Saddle Round Up- Part Two- by Grannygear [adrotate group="4"] Is there a perfect saddle? Not
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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Two

 


 

Tioga Binary Tires: At The Finish

Tioga set out its claimed traits and goals for this tire and in my opinion, they have achieved them. The potential for “more” is the tantalizing bit that is still missing here. Tioga is well aware that riders are thinking this as well. Tubeless ready, maybe something in a wider width, and other possibilities with this design are things we at Riding Gravel would like to see going forward for the Binary.

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IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint

IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted and Grannygear Editor’s Note: IRC sent two sets of tires each to Guitar Ted in the Mid-West and Grannygear in SoCal. This “Checkpoint” post will combine their thoughts so far on the Boken 700X40mm tires and Guitar Ted’s thoughts so far on the Boken Plus 650B X 47mm […]

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Hirobel Frame Clamp: Quick Review

The Hirobel Clamp is a device developed to allow you to mount a bicycle to a repair stand without directly clamping to the bicycle with a repair stand clamp. This is beneficial when you have a bicycle with a suspension seat post, a dropper post, or a seat mast/aero seat tube design. The Hirobel Clamp is sort of like a bicycle rack for a car, with a cradle type design, and the bar of the Hirobel Clamp then is held by the repair stand.

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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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by Riding Gravel 2014