Featured Event: Sterile Iowan

Anyway, here is an event which has a very grass roots feel and all it takes to get in is for you to send Dan a post card with the required information and then when you come, he asks you to donate $40.00 in the pickle jar5 which helps support local trails. Otherwise, as Dangerous Dan says, "You do you".
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Featured Event: Sterile Iowan

Riding Gravel’s Gift Guide

Hello there gravel riding folks and anyone else out there that loves a bit of off-pavement adventure. The time of year when gift giving is on our minds is right around the corner. We have a list here of items which might make you happy to unwrap, or you know........to give to someone else who rides gravel like you. To those ends, here our some good ideas for gifts that might make the gravel traveler happy.
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Riding Gravel’s Gift Guide

Feetures Merino Socks: Quick Review

The socks I wore most often were the Mini-Crew ones as that's the length I most prefer for cycling. I have to admit that I am not a fan of the No Show Tab size, as that size shows nothing above the shoe line and rocks, dust, and debris are easily allowed entry into my shoes.
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Feetures Merino Socks: Quick Review

Muc-Off Shop Supplies: Quick Review

I was pleasantly surprised by the Muc-Off products and the high functionality of the solutions for cleaning, protecting, and lubrication. There isn't a clunker in the group here and the fact that Muc-Off does try to take consideration for the environment is impressive.
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Muc-Off Shop Supplies: Quick Review

PRO Discover Big Flare Bars: Checkpoint

With its massive 30 degree flare and 35 degrees of sweep, the new Discover Big Flare handlebar from PRO Bike Gear is one of the more radical gravel drop bars available today. Guitar Ted and I received early samples for testing, and here are our impressions of the bar after two months of riding.
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PRO Discover Big Flare Bars: Checkpoint

TIME Cyclo 6 Pedals: Getting Rolling

I could feel that I was a bit more "connected" to the bike, if that makes any sense. You cannot roll your foot laterally without pressing the pedal platform whereas on an SPD pedal, there is some free movement there. The cleat had some float, so this felt similar to the SPD's I was so used to, but in terms of control laterally, the Cyclo 6 was a more secure feeling pedal.
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TIME Cyclo 6 Pedals: Getting Rolling

Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: At The Finish

Put these tires on if you have a lot of paved road in your gravel loops, or if the bike you have needs to do double duty as a commuter, or touring bike. Give the Strada USH smooth, dry, dirt of finer crushed rock to run on and you won't be disappointed. In these scenarios the USH is at home. Plus, with the choice of a tan sidewall, it can class up the look of just about any bike.
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Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: At The Finish

WTB Saddle Fit Right System: Quick Review

So, does WTB's "Fit Rght System" work? Can you really measure your wrist, answer a few questions, and get a saddle for a bicycle that works well for you? Really? It sounds weird, until you dig into it, and then, it actually kind of starts making sense. I'll leave the details to the scientists and professional bike fitters. All I know is that - yes. It does work.
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WTB Saddle Fit Right System: Quick Review

Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: At The Finish

The Recon HL 1600 is in a hotly contested category in the bike lighting market place. New contenders are out there with similar, and sometimes better, feature sets. As always, 'caveat emptor' when looking at this category, but the Recon HL 1600 is a solidly built, reliable light. While it has a basic feature set, (unless you own the proprietary Giant computer which opens up more features), it holds its own at the asking price of $126.00USD.
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Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: At The Finish

Featured Event: Rocktown Rambler

The Rocktown Rambler is a celebration of riding backcountry roads in the Shenandoah Valley. There will be gravel, some climbing, some descending, some singletrack, and a lot of fun! We welcome everyone that wants to have a good time - whether that is by racing, riding, or partying (or doing all three at once)! The Rambler is yours to enjoy!
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Featured Event: Rocktown Rambler

A Tale Of Three Bars: Giant Contact SL XR Dfuse Bar

Now then…the ride quality. It is smoother under sharp impacts than any alloy bar I have used. It is noticeable.
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A Tale Of Three Bars: Giant Contact SL XR Dfuse Bar

Shimano GRX Di2 Components: Getting Rolling

We've been talking about Shimano's new GRX components for nearly five months now. Back in September, we introduced you to our review of the GRX 800 mechanical (2x) group. Now, it's time to give you the first installment of our GRX Di2 groupset review, which we have installed on our 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro test bike.
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Shimano GRX Di2 Components: Getting Rolling

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.


Monday Motivation: A Mild Spell

A warm spell across much of the country sent avid cyclists scurrying for some coveted “outside time”. I was not immune to such persuasions. The scene here is from Iowa on a foggy, mild mid-December day. Discuss and share your pictures, questions, and thoughts about gravel rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.  

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StaFast Suspension Stem Debuts

<Back to News Home | StaFast Suspension Stem Debuts- by Guitar Ted Allsop, Girvin, JD Components, Softride…… You “old school” mountain bikers know what I’m talking about, and you probably are either shuddering at the memories of riding one of those components or are enjoying a wry smile and thinking derisive thoughts. It’s fair to […]

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Gravel Grinder News and Riding Gravel Join Forces

<Back to News Home | Gravel Grinder News Merges with Riding Gravel Please read the official release below for the full information. But, yes, you read that correctly. After a lot of work on both sites separately, Guitar Ted and I (Ben Welnak), have brought our collective works together into one source for riders. Because we know […]

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Dirty Kanza Registration is Coming Soon

<Back to News Home |   Our friends at the Dirty Kanza are busy getting things ready for the 2015 edition and have passed along the following information. Registration opens: January 10th, 2015 Dirty Kanza Training Camp: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Rider Sign-In/Expo: Friday, May 29, 2015 Race Day: Saturday, May […]

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Monday Motivation – October 20, 2014

<Back to News Home | Monday Motivation- by RGBen We’re going to start a little deal on Mondays and see how it goes. If it goes well, people dig it, and people participate, then we’ll keep it rolling. If not, it’ll go the way of the first generation of SRAM hydraulic road brakes… It’s Monday […]

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TRP Spyre Brakes: Quick Review

<Back to News & Reviews Home |   TRP Spyre Quick Review: by Guitar Ted Many folks have asked me over the time I have had my Tamland Two about the brakes on it. The TRP Spyre calipers are a unique brake and are a direct competitor with the aging Avid BB-7 mechanical brake.  Okay, let’s […]

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Moots Routt 45 Gravel Bike

<Back to News Home |   Bikerumor posted about the new Moots Routt 45 gravel bike today.  The Routt name is a nod to Routt County, the county that Moots HQ calls home. The Routt 45 is an updated version of last year’s standard Psychlo-X/Routt and it seems as if the updates have given riders a great, albeit […]

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