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

Hutchinson Overide Tires: Getting Rolling

There were times when I got on top of a gear on the pavement and completely forgot that I was on a gravel tire. Now the WTB Resolutes are good rolling for what they are. The IRCs are a step up from them. The Hutchinson Overides are another level completely. I bet the 35s really fly.
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Hutchinson Overide Tires: Getting Rolling

Spring Clothing Round-Up: Assos

Spring Clothing Round-Up: Assos - by Grannygear Assos is one of those brands I would see reviewed
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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Assos

Cannondale Topstone 105: At The Finish

Hot on the heels of Cannondale’s recent announcement of the 2020 Topstone Carbon, it’s time to wrap up the review of the 2019 Topstone 105 we’ve been testing since early-May.
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Cannondale Topstone 105: At The Finish

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Three

I have heard from several industry wags that a 143mm saddle fits 90% of the male riders out there. On the 143mm I was more aware of sit bone pressure as that was the primary area of contact. It was not bad, just different. Interesting in a way, as sometimes you have to try a saddle rather than go by the numbers. Width does not always play out the same between models.
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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Three

Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: At The Finish

Over the last two months (!!) that the final part of this review lasted, I have ridden the Noble GX5 as a "daily driver", taken it out on some of the nastiest roads we've seen in years, and ridden it on "normal" Mid-West roads. Through it all, I have remained impressed with this carbon fiber bicycle with roots going back to another gravel bike I really like.
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Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: At The Finish

Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Getting Rolling

The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.
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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Getting Rolling

Easton EA 90 SL Wheels: At The Finish

My initial impressions were of a laterally stiff wheel with high spoke tension and so the forward drive under prodding was exceptional. They really scoot. I also felt that they were a firm riding wheel and I think that is accurate, but they are not harsh.
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Easton EA 90 SL Wheels: At The Finish

Silca Maratona Minimo Gear Bag: Quick Review

It is true- one could get any old bag and organize their stuff. I mean, one could just "get by". That said, the Silca Maratona Minimo is attractive, seems durable, holds its shape, and does all that while also organizing your gear very well. So, essentially there are no compromises with the Minimo, unless you need more space.
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Silca Maratona Minimo Gear Bag: Quick Review

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.


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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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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