IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint

IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted and Grannygear Editor's Note: IRC sent two sets of tires each to
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IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint

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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Hirobel Frame Clamp: Quick Review

Cannondale Topstone 105: Getting Rolling

Named after a favorite gravel route near Cannondale's headquarters, the Topstone is the company's second gravel model. Unlike its stablemate, it cuts a more traditional 'gravel bike' profile, rolling on 700c wheels, with stated clearance for up to 42c tires.
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Cannondale Topstone 105: Getting Rolling

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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.


Westside Dirty Benjamin Roster

The Westside Dirty Benjaminn posted the full roster. Well over 200 riders will enjoy the ride on June 14th. Race Description: From the site: “The Westside Dirty Benjamin is a Twin Cities area 107 mile Gravel Road Race utilizing the rolling gravel roads of Carver & Winsted County. The race will test your cycling skills […]

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Tom Dula’s Revenge Results

The gravel racing has now officially burst on the spring scene. If you’re not checking the Riding Gravel Forum or the Gravel Grinder News Calendar, you’re certain to miss out! This past weekend was Tom Dula’s Revenge in North Carolina put on by Pirate Race Productions. Race Description: “Pirate Race Productions’ best course: 50 miles […]

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Mammoth Gravel Classic 100 Course Details

From Cyclova.com: The Third Annual Mammoth Gravel Classic is set for Saturday, April 19th in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. They have 35, 70, and 100-mile route options. They released the full details today, including course information, pictures, and everything you need to know. Get the details about the Mammoth Gravel Classic         […]

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New Soma Fab Cazadero Gravel Tires

From Bikerumor.com: Soma Fab has recently released the Cazadero in a 650b x 42 and 700 x 42.  Tires are anticipated to be available starting in July in skinwalls. Read more details on Bikerumor Have something to say about these tires or others? Share it on the Riding Gravel Forum.    

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Rouge Roubaix Report

  The Rouge Roubaix is a little more of a road race than a pure gravel style race. A lot of racers seem to be running typical road setups with tires that are a little wider than normal. It’s a 105 mile race with about 20 miles of gravel and then countless miles of less-than-desirable […]

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Land Run 100 – FREE in 2015

According to the very official news source, Facebook, it looks as if the very popular Land Run 100 will be switching to a free event for the 2015 version. I’m sure that we’ll hear more about that after the 2nd annual version this Saturday. Stay tuned to here for results and updates about next year. […]

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Fix It Sticks – New Kickstarter

The fine folks at Fix It Sticks are at it again. They’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their newest products – the Replaceable Edition and the T-Way Wrench . As of today, Monday, March 10, the campaign has raised almost $16,000 with 29 days still to go. They had a goal […]

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Threaten Rail Trails

Wow. We just saw this one come across and it seems that the Rails to Trails Program could be in for more expense and less access.  It looks as if there are a lot of issues pending out there. 80 cases with 8,000 other claimants… “WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s ruling in an obscure Wyoming […]

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Boneshaker Gravel Series

Spring is a flurry of gravel rides and races, so we’ll keep sharing what we find. If you have an update or some news to share, just contact us. Any race that has bridge crossings like this is cool in our book. Last weekend was the first event and it looks like the weather was […]

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