Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS: Getting Rolling

It’s an exciting time for lovers of new new gravel bikes and gear, as manufacturers start to show their cards for the year to come. We’ve been riding a 2020 Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS model for a few weeks now, and here are our initial impressions.
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Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS: Getting Rolling

Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.
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Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

Part of the "DNA", if you will, of a gravel bike's make-up is a flared drop bar. Traditional styled drop bars are used on many gravel/all-road bikes, certainly, but it is the flared drop bar that you will see most often. These types of drop bars were once rare, and not many people were aware of them until Salsa Cycles started producing them for their seminal bike, the Fargo.
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SPANK Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

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
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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.
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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
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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe

Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined

Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined - by Guitar Ted In this post I want to help to
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Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined

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.


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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Land Run 100

The gravel season is cranking up, so will keep this going here. Courtesy of Gravel Grinder News: Red dirt roads and big skies at the Land Run 100 A Closer Look At: Land Run 100- by Guitar Ted In this post we’re going to look at an event. The Land Run 100, about to kick […]

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Reviews are Coming

Stay tuned. We are currently gathering a small, dedicated crew of reviewers who will be contributing to the site. They will be riding, testing, and sharing their experienced thoughts with you. Meanwhile, check out the Bike Bag Finder page to do a little shopping for your next bag. I appreciate all of the sponsors, advertisers, […]

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