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Riding Gravel Bikes on the edge of the Australian Outback: The Flinders Ranges

“Driving through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. Towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads.” – “The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts about 200 km (125 miles) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous […]

Zipp Service Course SL70 XPLR Handlebar Review

Zipp Service Course SL70 XPLR Handlebar: Long Term Review – by Tom Roth

In August 2019, JOM contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing a new set of gravel-specific handlebars from Zipp.  While I didn’t have a glaring need to replace the Specialized shallow drop 6061 alloy bars that came stock on my Diverge E5 (the absolute bottom of the rung base model), I […]

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Press Release: 4th annual Whiskey Rebellion Gravel Rockin’ Harder in 2020

The 4th annual Whiskey Rebellion, one of the leading gravel challenges in the tri-state region, returns to Washington County (Pennsylvania) Saturday, May 16, 2020, with ​distances of 90k, 120k and 200k. To be staged at Morris Township Community Park in Prosperity, PA, the Whiskey Rebellion will also include shorter distances of 35k and 60k for […]

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Press Release: HED Eroica Carbon is a “purebred carbon gravel bike wheel”

HED Cycling may very well have been the company that kick-started the wider is better evolution of rim design. I distinctly remember their first rim profiles that touted a wider inside rim diameter, somewhere around 2009. A little later, I tried a competitor’s wider is better road wheelset, and noticed how the 23mm roadie tyre […]

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How to Choose Gravel Handlebars: Curve Walmers, PRO Discover, Ritchey Ergomax & more!

Once upon a time, the word “gravel” brought contempt and disdain if you dared mention it around the average lycra-clad roadie cyclist. The sheer thought of plastering one’s Colnago in crap was a feat reserved for professional cyclists once a year at that absolutely mad event, Paris Roubaix. Yes, let’s go race across cobblestones at […]

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Press Release: Katie Compton to attend Dirty Kanza! (with Knight Composites)

15-time National Cyclocross Champion, Katie Compton, is putting away her mud tires and will throw down on the roads of the 2020 Dirty Kanza for the first time ever. Top-level pro athletes and high performing amateurs alike will be racing this Holy Grail of Gravel events that started back in 2006 when Gravel events weren’t […]

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The Road to Dirty Kanza 200 2020 – Part Three: by Gravel Newbie, Caroline Worrall

I began my official Dirty Kanza training on February 17th, and while you might think that fourteen weeks isn’t nearly enough time to train for a 200-mile gravel race (and you would be right), I’m coming off a pretty good base. Living in Florida means year-round outdoor riding, even if we do complain that it’s […]

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Inaugural Mammoth Tuff Gravel Race Set for Mammoth Lakes, California!

As John Muir said, “The mountains are calling,” and Mammoth Lakes is the gateway to mountain adventure. This famous quote is printed on an enormous sign at the entrance to town and reminds every visitor of the adventures that await. On September 19, 2020, this iconic mountain town is hosting a gravel event, Mammoth Tuff. […]

2020 t-lab all-terrain x3 gravel bike review

T-Lab All-Terrain X3 Titanium Gravel Bike Review: with Shimano GRX Di2

“We meticulously engineer, manufacture and finish every T-Lab frame out of our headquarters in Montreal, Québec.” “To redefine what’s possible with titanium, our engineering and design team is urged to innovate at all levels. Starting with the development of proprietary, precision forming techniques that allow us to radically shape the noblest of bike-building metals without […]

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First Adventure Cycling & Bikepacking Podcast launches in the UK; Introducing Unpaved Podcast 

The wait is over for a UK-centric gravel, adventure and bikepacking podcast, investigating the stories of riders, route masters and designers and their local trails. Unpaved Podcast explores the reasons why and how the off-road movement is booming, from frame design and local bike shops with an alternative twist to current pro road racer turned […]

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Press Release: Boyd Cycling’s CCC Wheelset for Deep Gravel Travel

Boyd Cycling, craft wheel manufacturer, announces the latest in their vastly growing product line-up with the CCC, a gravel-specific wheelset built to take you far off the beaten path. The new lightweight, durable alloy wheelset complements Boyd’s current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b offering and promises adventure at an affordable $700 price point. The […]

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Podcast: The Gravel Epic Race Series – Marrakesh, Slovenia, Girona & Mt. Etna

Our partner in podcasting, The Gravel Ride Podcast, spoke with Tim Kremer from the Gravel Epic race series; events in Marrakesh, Slovenia, Girona and Mt. Etna. Each event captures the local flavor and best routes designed by local gravel athletes. Gravel Epic Race Series You can also find The Gravel Ride on iTunes and Spotify. […]

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The Australian Summer of Gravel: Dirty Clare Pre-Ride – Clare Valley

The Australian Summer of Gravel: These videos come to you from the cameras of JOM of Gravel Cyclist, visiting his Aussie homeland during late December 2019, into January 2020. The Southern Hemisphere sees the seasons effectively reversed from the North; cars and bicycles travel on the other side of the road, whilst vehicles are Right […]