Gravel Grinder News: Knolly Debuts Steel Cache Gravel Bike

This is an unusual debut, not only because it is from Knolly, and their first steel offering, but also because it isn't another carbon fiber framed gravel bike. Let's be honest, if you heard that "Brand X" was going to announce a high end gravel bike tomorrow, you'd expect it to be a carbon fiber frame. That Knolly decided to lead out with a hand featuring titanium and steel is very different, and noteworthy in today's market.
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Gravel Grinder News: Knolly Debuts Steel Cache Gravel Bike

Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review

Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review - by Grannygear The classy looking color is something Grannygear liked about these
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Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review

Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing New Life To Old 29″er Wheels

Lately it got me thinking that there are quite likely a metric ton of old 29"er wheels out there that have great possibilities for modern gravel bike use.
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Resurrecting the Dead:  Bringing New Life To Old 29″er Wheels

Shimano GRX Components: Getting Rolling

In May, Shimano caused quite a stir when it announced GRX, the world's first dedicated gravel road components. It’s a bold move from the Japanese component giant, and it’s a sign of the direction they see cycling moving in the future. We recently got an exclusive first ride on Shimano’s GRX mechanical group and here are our first impressions.
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Shimano GRX Components: Getting Rolling

Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Checkpoint

As long as it isn’t too hot, these are actually pretty nice shoes for pedaling out on the gravel. My thought is that these would be better choices for warm to cool weather climates. Hot, humid areas will require shoes with more venting than the Line shoes have. Wide feet? These could be your shoes then.
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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Checkpoint

A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X” (part duex)

I applaud the coming of ‘adventure’ geared cranks and kudos to Shimano for finally jumping in. I think that the 46/30 is a nice thing to have for a large segment of the gravel population, bike packers, etc. Unfortunately, if it is not perfect for your needs, it’s not like you get a chance to choose a different crank set-up when you buy your bike, forcing you to make what could be a costly swap to get what you want.
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A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X” (part duex)

A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X”

But frankly neither one are what I want. What would I want? How about a 46/36 or 46/34 with an 11-40 rear cassette? Not with the components I have though, unless I could make it work with something like Wolftooth’s Road Link, but with 2x, I still have to deal with the capacity of the rear derailleur to handle chain slack.
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A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X”

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round-Up: Part 4

Well we are finally wrapping up the saddle reviews with the final three contenders. One is a real surprise and my pick of the bunch.
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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round-Up: Part 4

SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Checkpoint

The Flare 25 definitely does have a different feel. The vibrations I felt were......not muted, they were there, but not the same frequency, for sure. Other bars had a "zing" to them, which I could say might affect me negatively, but as for this SPANK bar, I cannot say at this point that it is "better" for me
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SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Checkpoint

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint - by Guitar Ted Flat pedals are definitely a "thing" for mountain biking
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Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint

Spring Clothing Round-Up: Castelli

It was a sweaty, moist day in the saddle and the breath-ability of the shorts worked in my favor, never feeling swampy. Around the 80 mile mark I typically get achy and start to shift around in the saddle to find a position that does not offend the nethers. But it occurred to me that I was not doing that. At all. I was just sitting and pedaling, still happy after 5 hours in the saddle. Excellent.
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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Castelli

IRC Boken Tires: At The Finish

Two words kept cropping up whenever Grannygear and I discussed these Boken 700 X 40mm and Boken Plus 650B X 47mm tires. Those words were fast and smooth. The IRC Boken models are some of the fastest and most comfortable tires we've tried.
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IRC Boken Tires: 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.


New Gravel Bikes

We at Riding Gravel HQ have been busy behind the scenes on Mountain Bike Radio. It’s been growing so much, so quickly that we’ve spent time focused on that. Meanwhile, we’ve kept our ear to the ground about all the exciting gravel goods coming out. It’s been a busy spring and summer and it seems […]

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Riding Gravel Weekly Roundup – May 14, 2014

Been working hard on our sister site, Mountain Bike Radio, so this has been a little sporadic. It’s back and there is a lot of news going on out there in the gravel world that we’re getting caught up on. We’ll hit up what what we have seen lately. We welcome reader submissions, so if […]

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Dickie Scramble on Finding Minnesota

The Dickie Scramble in Minnesota that is set for this Saturday, April 26 in Elgin, Minnesota, was recently highlighted on Finding Minnesota. This is the clip:   For more information, see the Dickie Scramble blog or Facebook page. If you want to be part of the Dickie Scramble conversation, join and participate in the Riding […]

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Riding Gravel Weekly Roundup – April 19, 2014

This is the fourth  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. We’re in the heart of the gravel season and there are a lot of races and information flying around. The […]

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Mammoth Gravel Classic Weather Plans

The Mammoth Gravel Classic, organized by Cyclova in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is dealing with a second straight year of bad weather. The picture below shows exactly why they need to reroute this year’s ride. Read more about their change of plans here: http://www.cyclova.com/2014/04/we-ride-with-change-of-plans-mammoth.html If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some […]

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AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures Posted

The AntiEpic Gravel Grinder was yesterday, April 5th in Monument, Colorado. For more information about the rides, check out the AntiEpic. 2014 AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures   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, […]

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Riding Gravel Weekly Roundup – April 5, 2014

This is the third 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. If […]

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The OGRE 150

Bonk Hard Racing of Osage Beach, Missouri, is putting on the second annual OGRE 150 gravel grinder on Saturday, April 26 in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. 54 finished of 73 starters in the 2013 race  The fastest guy finished in 11 hours 24 minutes and 51 seconds and the fastest woman finished in 15 […]

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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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