Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Checkpoint

As is often said, the best apparel and components simply "disappear" while riding, leaving you to enjoy the ride. The RX8 shoes from Shimano are the definition of such an apparel item. While either walking a gnarly, muddy dirt road or riding up and down hill and vale, the RX8 just got out of my way and let me do my thing.
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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Checkpoint

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II - by Grannygear Introduction: The world of gravel riding has
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A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

Similarly, wet mud riding does not impart a secure feeling when using the Strada USH. But then again, if you even think that is a good idea, well.....good luck to you. The obvious point here is that the Strada USH is best on dry dirt and gravel and is absolutely at home on rough, broken up pavement.
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Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

When I get back to riding, I will be moving this to my road bike to get longer miles on it, but so far, as a gravel bike bar, I think it is very, very good and could be a total winner for someone who struggles with hand or wrist issues.
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A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

The recent Roval Terra press camp wasn't just a showcase of trick new wheels. Thanks to Mike Yakubowicz and his shop, Blacksmith Cycle, we were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful custom bikes from all over the world. Here's a gallery of the bikes we rode during our time in Downieville.
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Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Salsa Cycles announced this morning publicly that the Cutthroat model will be a ground-up redesign for the 2020 model year. The Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles carbon drop bar mountain bike which is aimed at bike-packing and long rides in remote territory, ala Tour Divide. It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders.
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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Gravel Grinder News: TIME Debuts New Gravel Pedals

TIME saw a need for not just gravel/adventure riders here, but for cyclo-tourists as well. Citing the typical need of these riders to use MTB shoes and pedals which are not as efficient on roads, the engineers at TIME decided that there are enough folks riding gravel, adventuring, and cyclo-touring now that a dedicated pedal for these disciplines is now a reality.
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Gravel Grinder News: TIME Debuts New Gravel Pedals

Gravel Grinder News: Roval Launches Terra Gravel Wheel Series

There are few upgrades you can make that have as much effect on your ride as a great set of wheels. And while there's no shortage of great wheels on the market today, it's an exciting development when Roval, a longtime leader in the space, introduces not just one, but two new high-end gravel wheelsets.
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Gravel Grinder News: Roval Launches Terra Gravel Wheel Series

GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Riding Gravel contributor, MG, kicks off his test of the hot new 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro gravel bike.
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GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey: Quick Review

It’s Castelli, and this is a race type jersey, so the cut is slim and I upped things to an XL just to make sure I could wear it with some of my pride intact. The fit for me was very good unless I zipped the jersey all the way up, then it felt odd and tugged across the front of the jersey. Even unzipping a little bit made that go away.
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Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey: Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: Osmo Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Back in August, we reported on our experiences with Osmo Nutrition and its hydration and recovery drink mixes. Now, Osmo has introduced a new chocolate Rapid Recovery drink mix.
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Gravel Grinder News: Osmo Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Checkpoint

I thought the light beam color and pattern was excellent. I ended up running this on the medium/800 Lumen setting, which to be honest, was more than bright enough.
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Giant Bicycles Recon HL 1600 Light: Checkpoint

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.


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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Rebecca’s Private Idaho

The good group at Rebecca’s Private Idaho sent over some info to share with you. “Ride in the wake of glaciers as Rebecca’s Private Idaho returns to the high country of world champion Rebecca Rusch’s Ketchum, Idaho backyard. Take on either the 94- or 56-mile routes of grueling gravel-strewn wonder with hundreds of cyclists at […]

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