Gritty Take: MG’s Best of 2019

From world-class rides and events, to bikes and gear built for the rigors of gravel travel, never before have we had it so good. With that in-mind, MG offers up his favorite bikes and gear of 2019.
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Gritty Take: MG’s Best of 2019

Three Tires From WTB: Getting Rolling

What do I expect from these new bits of rubber? WTB has a nice casing on their tires, or at least all I have been on. They ride well and have decent durability, running well tubeless. I expect the Byway to be a solid all-road tire, the Venture to be a grippy little thing on hard dirt and I have a 70 mile mixed surface loop in mind with tons of climbing that the 36c Exposure ought to be excellent for.
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Three Tires From WTB: Getting Rolling

Shimano GRX Components: Checkpoint

Without a doubt, one of the hottest stories of 2019 in the gravel world is the introduction of Shimano GRX. Today, we'll share Guitar Ted's impressions of the 1x GRX group he's running on his Noble GX5, and I'll give my thoughts on the 2x mechanical and Di2 versions of the group.
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Shimano GRX Components: Checkpoint

Hutchinson Overide Tires: At The Finish

I just do not feel that they hook up exceptionally well on dirt paths, although as a mixed surface tire, and on smoother surfaces, they do OK. The strong points of the Overide are what seems to be a long life to the tread and a fast rolling nature.
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Hutchinson Overide Tires: At The Finish

HED Eroica GP Disc Brake Wheels: Getting Rolling

Another surprising thing- the free hub seems to be very quiet when coasting. I guess the over-all theme here so far is "quiet strength". We'll check in on reliability and ride feel in our next post.
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HED Eroica GP Disc Brake Wheels: Getting Rolling

Marque Cycling Tools Quick Review

None of these tools are perfect. I probably would choose differently if my job required daily usage of tools like these to make a living, but for anyone that will only be occasionally wrenching, these are great choices.
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Marque Cycling Tools Quick Review

Gravel Grinder News: Almanzo Becomes “The Heywood Ride”

This morning Riding Gravel discovered on social media that the former Almanzo event, possibly the most famous free, grassroots gravel event in the World, was to become "The Heywood Ride". This news points to a new beginning for the Northfield, Minnesota based gravel grinder which last Spring was still called the Almanzo 100.
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Gravel Grinder News: Almanzo Becomes “The Heywood Ride”

Gravel Grinder News: Events, Wool, and Wheels

Here at Riding Gravel, we get press releases and offers for you, the readers, to consider that, on their own, do not really warrant their own stories. However; from time to time enough things stack up to make it worthwhile to take up some bandwidth, (and to clear out my in-box), so here we go with some news on events, a wool jersey giveaway, and a wheel trade-in program.
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Gravel Grinder News: Events, Wool, and Wheels

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

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.


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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