Editor’s Note: In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In Part 1, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear’s needs. In this post we will get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.
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Featuring several bikes with the new GRX components which Shimano introduced last year, (and which Riding Gravel is still reviewing), the new Warbirds still have all the salient features of the range introduced last year. Big tire clearances, dual wheel size capabilities, lots of accessory attachment points, and the Class V VRS vibration damping system.
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.
The GX5 is pretty smooth, but the fork isn’t quite up to steel fork feel. That said, it handles in a stable, but not sluggish manner, over choppy roads and deep gravel. The light weight is very nice and the total package is fun to ride on. The wheel and tire limitations are somewhat of a bummer, as is the slightly too stiff fork, but this bike is very impressive so far.
Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted Gravel cycling has been hot of late and so there has been a flurry of activity from several companies looking […]
Jamis Renegade Elite: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The Jamis Renegade Elite has been put through its paces here for a few months now and the final verdict is […]
Jamis Renegade Elite: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The “gravel” all-road segment of bicycles, arguably non-existent not more than five years ago, now seems to be the hottest segment in […]
Gravel Grinder News: Trek Introduces The Checkpoint Gravel Bike- by Guitar Ted Trek has had what could have been the best gravel bike technology for several years wrapped up in […]
<Back to News Home | Fresh Gravel: Niner Introduces The New Carbon RLT 9 RDO- by Guitar Ted Niner Bikes was the company that only did 29 inch wheeled bikes, […]
<Back to News Home | Raleigh Roker LTD: At The Finish- The unprecedented early Winter weather has allowed for me to put in a lot of riding on an unprecedented […]