RIDING GRAVEL NEWS & REVIEWS

Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves: Quick Review

The cut of the glove has been quite good with a size LG being right for me. There is no bunching or tension or pinching. The closure does not bother my wrist, as some are wont to do, and they wash fine and just do the job well.
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Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves: Quick Review

Hutchinson Overide Tires: Checkpoint

But back off a bit in surface conditions and the Overides are up to the task. On the road they sure seem fast enough to me, and there is not enough tread to worry about any deflection under fast cornering on the road.
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Hutchinson Overide Tires: Checkpoint

Rolf Prima Sojourn Wheels: Getting Rolling

Rolf Prima just introduced the Sojourn wheel set for Adventure/Gravel. It fits right into our needs with an internal width of 25mm and an outer of 28.5mm. It is cost effective as well, priced at $699.00, not cheap, but you are still under a grand. Weight is quite good at a claimed 1695g and I weighed them ready to go, seems, tape, etc, at 1741g.
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Rolf Prima Sojourn Wheels: Getting Rolling

Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Getting Rolling

The Recon HL 1600 is at the top of the heap in the range of Recon lights that Giant Bicycles offers. It is a "self-contained" light, in that the battery and emitter are all in one enclosure. Like many lights in this category, the internal battery is recharged via a USB cord.
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Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Getting Rolling

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: At The Finish

Flat pedals are just fine for gravel and adventure riding too. Yes.....racers are turning up their noses now, but for the general purpose rider, flats are perhaps the best pedal to use.
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Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: At The Finish

Gritty Take: Notes From the Shimano GRX Press Intro

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.
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Gritty Take: Notes From the Shimano GRX Press Intro

Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Getting Rolling

Out of the box I felt that these tires looked great for most gravel road and dirt road riding. Donnelly says the side tread areas are a "scaled up herringbone" pattern, and while that is accurate, it does not give you the sense that I got when feeling the tread with my hands.
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Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Getting Rolling

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS: Checkpoint

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon has been one of the most talked about new gravel bikes for 2020. For more than two months, we've been testing a top-spec Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS. Here's an update on our experience with this groundbreaking new gravel bike.
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Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS: Checkpoint

Gravel Grinder News: PRO Introduces New 2020 Gravel Components & Accessories

PRO Bike Gear introduced a number of new components and accessories for gravel and all-road bikes today at the Eurobike trade show in Germany. Highlights include a new 27.2mm dropper post, new carbon handlebars and seatposts, and an off-road version of the popular Stealth saddle.
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Gravel Grinder News: PRO Introduces New 2020 Gravel Components & Accessories

Gravel Grinder News: Debuts From Niner Bikes, Zipp, Muc Off, Salsa Cycles

The Eurobike trade show is happening in Germany now and with the demise of the North American trade show, Interbike, and no replacement for it, show news is packed into the time slot for Eurobike. Press releases are flying everywhere as a result. Here are a few tidbits concerning the gravel/back road rider which may be of interest that have come across our RidingGravel.com e-mail.
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Gravel Grinder News: Debuts From Niner Bikes, Zipp, Muc Off, Salsa Cycles

Gravel Grinder News: WTB Introduces Byway 700c Tires

WTB today released the news that their popular Byway model is now available in several 700c sizes with their TCS tubeless ready casings. These offerings will also be available in both black side wall and the traditional "Road Plus" skin wall colored side wall. All are TCS tubeless compatible with WTB's "Dual DNA" rubber compound.
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Gravel Grinder News: WTB Introduces Byway 700c Tires

SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: At The Finish

Vibrocore™- If you are searching out every bit of help you can get with vibrations and comfort, then, yes. These bars will do something for you. My feeling is that this benefit is hard to quantify, but one other thing this handle bar has is not hard to figure out. That is its rating for MTB use.
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SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: At The Finish

 


 

Gravel Worlds Registration Open April 1

The Pirate Cycling League is now accepting postcards for the 2014 Gravel Worlds. Get all the information on the Gravel Worlds Website. If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, products, or anything else gravel-specific? […]

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Riding Gravel Weekly Roundup – March 29, 2014

This is the second weekly edition of the Gravel Weekly Roundup. It’s a catch up of the previous week’s news and notes. We welcome reader submissions, so if there is something you hear about, contact us.   If you want to be part of the gravel conversation, join and participate in the Riding Gravel Forum. […]

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Rebecca’s Private Idaho

The good group at Rebecca’s Private Idaho sent over some info to share with you. “Ride in the wake of glaciers as Rebecca’s Private Idaho returns to the high country of world champion Rebecca Rusch’s Ketchum, Idaho backyard. Take on either the 94- or 56-mile routes of grueling gravel-strewn wonder with hundreds of cyclists at […]

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Mountain Bike Radio Membership

Our friends over at Mountain Bike Radio are offering up a great opportunity to get some great deals and support a great community all at the same time: From the Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page: Did you know that you can get access to 15% off Elevated Legs 20% off CarboRocket 15% off Wolf Tooth […]

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AntiEpic 160 Final Course Map Posted

“The AntiEpic 160 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends at Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. Just realize that you are completely responsible for yourself. It’s early April, so […]

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Dirty Kanza Lodging Information Posted

If you’re headed to the Dirty Kanza and looking for lodging information, they recently posted some details for you. Read the details here. If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, products, or anything else […]

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Grind It Til You Find It Limited Tshirts

We have been working with a couple of our friends recently to come up with some fun and cool tshirt designs. This design is done by Justin Piontek Graphic Design. Justin is not only a creative graphic guy, he’s a hell of a racer as well. In 2013, he finished 8th in the Wisconsin Off […]

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by Riding Gravel 2014