cervelo aspero review

Cervelo Aspero Review – The Speed Merchant Gravel Bike

“Welcome to the Era of Speed in Gravel” – Cervelo.com Cervelo has long been a bike brand associated with speedy bikes, whether they be for road, triathlon or an all-out time trial. Circa 2019 and Cervelo may late to the gravel bike party, but they’ve jumped with both feet into the segment with the Aspero, […]

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New Gravel Series in the South East – Southern Brewery & Distillery Gravel Tour!

Jo Dirt Racing, LLC lead by race director Joanne Cogle of TriColumbusGA and sponsored in part by Brickyard Bike Co. and Trek Bicycles, is proud to present the Jo Dirt Southern Brewery and Distillery Tour.  This series consists of three events all beginning and ending at breweries and distilleries in the Southeast region.   The first […]

2019 pisgah monster cross race

Race Report: 2019 Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge! – Western North Carolina

Pisgah Monster Cross has been around for many years, long before “gravel” was a mainstream entity. Eric Wever, the man behind Pisgah Monster Cross and host company, Pisgah Productions, has been a fixture in the North Carolina scene for many years. Do yourself a favor and visit the Pisgah Promotions website for details of his […]

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Riding Gravel Bikes in Montana: Single Track & Gravel on Shimano GRX Di2

Shimano’s new gravel-bike specific groupset, GRX, available for Di2, mechanical, 1x and 2x drivetrains, is a hallmark in the evolution of the gravel bike. Shimano has eschewed the idea of hodge podging a road / cyclocross group and calling it “gravel”, rather they spent close to five years developing a groupset for what is arguably […]

Podcast: Conversations with Sam Ames of SoCal’s Rock Cobbler / El Gravelero & Tim Farrar of Canada’s Paris to Ancaster

Our partner in podcasting, The Gravel Ride Podcast, had conversations with Sam Ames of SoCal’s Rock Cobbler / El Gravelero / Tim Farrar of Canada’s Paris to Ancaster. JOM’s 2017 Paris to Ancaster Video You can also find The Gravel Ride on iTunes and Spotify. Automatic Transcription (please excuse all errors) Sam Ames — Rockcobbler + […]

2019 gravel worlds race report

Single Speeding at 2019 Gravel Worlds, Lincoln, Nebraska: by Adrienne Taren

Gravel Worlds traces its roots to 2008, back when it was known as the “Good Life Gravel Adventure.” 2019 saw the 10th anniversary of it in its “Worlds” format. For those not in the know, the World Championship designation is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. After all, this event is presented by the Pirate Cycling League. Their very attractive […]

shimano grx di2 review

The Braintrust of Shimano GRX – Q&A with the GRX Team!

JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew caught up with two of the key players involved with the development of Shimano’s GRX groupset, mechanical and Di2. Also joining is Mr. Nick Legan, a recent addition to Shimano’s team. In the photos above, meet: Dave Lawrence (Left) – Road Product Manager, Shimano North America Hiroshi Matsumoto (Middle)  […]

Jonas Deichmann south africa world record

From the North Cape of Norway to Cape Town of South Africa in Record Time: A lot of Gravel!

Extreme sports fan Jonas Deichmann again goes on a world record hunt – 18,000km from the Arctic to Cape Town. He is accompanied by the photographer and long-distance driver Philipp Hympendahl. The Munich adventurer Jonas Deichmann rides off again. 18.000 km from the North Cape in Norway to the southern end of Africa and all […]