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

Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Getting Rolling

Finally, remember that "kickstand" knob at the end of the toe? Well, I laughed out loud when I read the marketing copy about this "feature", but while commuting to work in the RX8's the other day I found myself at a stop sign waiting on a traffic light, and you know what? I noticed that little knob was actually kinda nice to have.
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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Getting Rolling

Lizard Skins DSP Handle Bar Tape: Quick Review

The tape was nice and kind of rubbery feeling when pulled from the box. It also had a slightly tacky feel as well. The installation was simple and by not stretching the tape, it left it pretty soft feeling when installed.
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Lizard Skins DSP Handle Bar Tape: Quick Review

Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: At The Finish

My opinion is that the Line Shoe might be best for someone that has a mountain biking first bent to their riding, and if they ride back roads, well then these shoes would be a comfortable, durable choice, with the caveat that they might be a bit toasty on hot days and that their wide stance may interfere a bit with certain bikes/riding styles.
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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: At The Finish

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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.


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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