Hutchinson Overide Tires: Checkpoint

But back off a bit in surface conditions and the Overides are up to the task. On the road they sure seem fast enough to me, and there is not enough tread to worry about any deflection under fast cornering on the road.
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Hutchinson Overide Tires: Checkpoint

Rolf Prima Sojourn Wheels: Getting Rolling

Rolf Prima just introduced the Sojourn wheel set for Adventure/Gravel. It fits right into our needs with an internal width of 25mm and an outer of 28.5mm. It is cost effective as well, priced at $699.00, not cheap, but you are still under a grand. Weight is quite good at a claimed 1695g and I weighed them ready to go, seems, tape, etc, at 1741g.
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Rolf Prima Sojourn Wheels: Getting Rolling

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

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.


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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Reviews are Coming

Stay tuned. We are currently gathering a small, dedicated crew of reviewers who will be contributing to the site. They will be riding, testing, and sharing their experienced thoughts with you. Meanwhile, check out the Bike Bag Finder page to do a little shopping for your next bag. I appreciate all of the sponsors, advertisers, […]

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