Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Checkpoint

As is often said, the best apparel and components simply "disappear" while riding, leaving you to enjoy the ride. The RX8 shoes from Shimano are the definition of such an apparel item. While either walking a gnarly, muddy dirt road or riding up and down hill and vale, the RX8 just got out of my way and let me do my thing.
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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Checkpoint

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II - by Grannygear Introduction: The world of gravel riding has
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A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

Similarly, wet mud riding does not impart a secure feeling when using the Strada USH. But then again, if you even think that is a good idea, well.....good luck to you. The obvious point here is that the Strada USH is best on dry dirt and gravel and is absolutely at home on rough, broken up pavement.
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Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

When I get back to riding, I will be moving this to my road bike to get longer miles on it, but so far, as a gravel bike bar, I think it is very, very good and could be a total winner for someone who struggles with hand or wrist issues.
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A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

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.
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Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Salsa Cycles announced this morning publicly that the Cutthroat model will be a ground-up redesign for the 2020 model year. The Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles carbon drop bar mountain bike which is aimed at bike-packing and long rides in remote territory, ala Tour Divide. It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders.
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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Gravel Grinder News: TIME Debuts New Gravel Pedals

TIME saw a need for not just gravel/adventure riders here, but for cyclo-tourists as well. Citing the typical need of these riders to use MTB shoes and pedals which are not as efficient on roads, the engineers at TIME decided that there are enough folks riding gravel, adventuring, and cyclo-touring now that a dedicated pedal for these disciplines is now a reality.
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Gravel Grinder News: TIME Debuts New Gravel Pedals

Gravel Grinder News: Roval Launches Terra Gravel Wheel Series

There are few upgrades you can make that have as much effect on your ride as a great set of wheels. And while there's no shortage of great wheels on the market today, it's an exciting development when Roval, a longtime leader in the space, introduces not just one, but two new high-end gravel wheelsets.
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Gravel Grinder News: Roval Launches Terra Gravel Wheel Series

GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Riding Gravel contributor, MG, kicks off his test of the hot new 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro gravel bike.
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GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey: Quick Review

It’s Castelli, and this is a race type jersey, so the cut is slim and I upped things to an XL just to make sure I could wear it with some of my pride intact. The fit for me was very good unless I zipped the jersey all the way up, then it felt odd and tugged across the front of the jersey. Even unzipping a little bit made that go away.
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Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey: Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: Osmo Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Back in August, we reported on our experiences with Osmo Nutrition and its hydration and recovery drink mixes. Now, Osmo has introduced a new chocolate Rapid Recovery drink mix.
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Gravel Grinder News: Osmo Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Checkpoint

I thought the light beam color and pattern was excellent. I ended up running this on the medium/800 Lumen setting, which to be honest, was more than bright enough.
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Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Checkpoint

RIDING GRAVEL IS THE HOME OF GRAVEL CYCLING

Welcome to Riding Gravel. Our goal is to connect the gravel community and bring you information and resources to improve your experience. The unpaved route is more interesting and adventurous, and (we think) it’s the best route.


Keepers: Time XPRO 10 Pedals

I began using Expresso Time road pedals with that ICLIC system and the unique carbon blade about three years ago. I had not much experience with other systems, coming from a set of Ritchey road pedals that I finally wore out. I enjoyed the ease of entry with the Time pedals and the way they stayed ‘open’ upon exit so you do not have to overcome spring tension to enter the pedal.

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Silca Nastro Piloti Bar Tape: Quick Review

Bar tape has come a long way since the thin, fragile cork-type tapes of days past. Now it is even high tech. The colors and thicknesses are quite varied and you can pretty much have it your way. It is also a disposable item, so it is not unusual to go through a set of bar tape each season. And with the cost of premium tape at near 50 bucks a pop, its not a trifle.

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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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by Riding Gravel 2014