Osmo Nutrition: Quick Review

Hydration isn’t an option on gravel rides – it’s a necessity, particularly in the warmer months. Osmo Nutrition is a relative newcomer to the game, but their hydration formulas are designed to help you ride harder, longer.
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Osmo Nutrition: Quick Review

Topeak Torque Wrenches: Quick Review

I never even thought about using a torque wrench for working on bikes until carbon happened. Then we had to worry about over-doing things and crushing expensive components. Now to be fair, using a torque wrench is good even when you are not working with carbon bits....
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Topeak Torque Wrenches: Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: Gravel Worlds Expo

This past weekend saw the 10th running of the Gravel Worlds gravel races out of Lincoln, Nebraska. At the registration site, there was a bit of an expo featuring some of the sponsor's wares and a few reps were about sharing some knowledge with the racers in attendance. Following are a few tidbits I managed to glean as I toured the expo tents.
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Gravel Grinder News: Gravel Worlds Expo

Gravel Grinder News: Knolly Debuts Steel Cache Gravel Bike

This is an unusual debut, not only because it is from Knolly, and their first steel offering, but also because it isn't another carbon fiber framed gravel bike. Let's be honest, if you heard that "Brand X" was going to announce a high end gravel bike tomorrow, you'd expect it to be a carbon fiber frame. That Knolly decided to lead out with a hand featuring titanium and steel is very different, and noteworthy in today's market.
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Gravel Grinder News: Knolly Debuts Steel Cache Gravel Bike

Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review

Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review - by Grannygear The classy looking color is something Grannygear liked about these
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Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review

Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing New Life To Old 29″er Wheels

Lately it got me thinking that there are quite likely a metric ton of old 29"er wheels out there that have great possibilities for modern gravel bike use.
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Resurrecting the Dead:  Bringing New Life To Old 29″er Wheels

Shimano GRX Components: Getting Rolling

In May, Shimano caused quite a stir when it announced GRX, the world's first dedicated gravel road components. It’s a bold move from the Japanese component giant, and it’s a sign of the direction they see cycling moving in the future. We recently got an exclusive first ride on Shimano’s GRX mechanical group and here are our first impressions.
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Shimano GRX Components: Getting Rolling

Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Checkpoint

As long as it isn’t too hot, these are actually pretty nice shoes for pedaling out on the gravel. My thought is that these would be better choices for warm to cool weather climates. Hot, humid areas will require shoes with more venting than the Line shoes have. Wide feet? These could be your shoes then.
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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Checkpoint

A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X” (part duex)

I applaud the coming of ‘adventure’ geared cranks and kudos to Shimano for finally jumping in. I think that the 46/30 is a nice thing to have for a large segment of the gravel population, bike packers, etc. Unfortunately, if it is not perfect for your needs, it’s not like you get a chance to choose a different crank set-up when you buy your bike, forcing you to make what could be a costly swap to get what you want.
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A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X” (part duex)

A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X”

But frankly neither one are what I want. What would I want? How about a 46/36 or 46/34 with an 11-40 rear cassette? Not with the components I have though, unless I could make it work with something like Wolftooth’s Road Link, but with 2x, I still have to deal with the capacity of the rear derailleur to handle chain slack.
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A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X”

Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round-Up: Part 4

Well we are finally wrapping up the saddle reviews with the final three contenders. One is a real surprise and my pick of the bunch.
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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round-Up: Part 4

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

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.


Westside Dirty Benjamin Roster

The Westside Dirty Benjaminn posted the full roster. Well over 200 riders will enjoy the ride on June 14th. Race Description: From the site: “The Westside Dirty Benjamin is a Twin Cities area 107 mile Gravel Road Race utilizing the rolling gravel roads of Carver & Winsted County. The race will test your cycling skills […]

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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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