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Niner MCR 9 RDO: Unboxing & Features of Niner’s full-suspension gravel bike!

I love this bike. Why? Because it single-handedly has broken my website daily visitor count and views record, twice! ūüôā Moving on from that fact, the Niner 9 RDO has been engineered by Niner to “Ride faster, go farther, stay longer”. This bike certainly won’t be for everyone, and if you feel the need to […]

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Review: Giant Charge Pro Gravel / Cyclocross / Mountain Bike Shoes

It is no surprise that Giant Bicycle is recognized as the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. Their bikes can be seen everywhere in over 50 countries and 12,000 retail stores, but they started from humble beginnings. Here’s a little company history courtesy of that great online resource, Wikipedia. “Giant was established in 1972 in¬†Dajia,¬†Taichung […]

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Pure Gravel Descending: 40+ Minutes of Downieville, California – For your Indoor Trainer

As promised in my “Riding Gravel Bikes in Northern California: Downieville” video, this video is all raw footage of the big descent from Day 2 of my media gravel camp experience with Echos Communications and Roval Components. There is no music during the 40+ minutes of pure gravel descending in this video. Feel free to […]

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The Lost Workshop: Gravel Bikes & More, Hand-Made in Melbourne, Australia

“The Lost Workshop is the culmination of a life long passion for designing, building and riding bikes. I have spent all my life riding bikes, making and modifying different things and customising my bikes to make them more personal or functional for me. When I discovered custom frame building I fell in love with the […]

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Gravel Cup Canada: Gravel Cycling adventures in Canada’s Capital Region

Based in the Gravel Cycling Mecca that is Canada‚Äôs National Capital Region, Brendan Gorman created Gravel Cup to share his passion for gravel riding, and to provide a platform for gravel cycling enthusiasts to explore new routes, and challenge themselves on a variety of gravel genres. He‚Äôs spent countless hours literally lost in the woods, […]

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Bontrager GR2 Gravel Shoe: For the groad less traveled

GR2 Gravel Bike Shoe A dedicated gravel shoe that tackles all types of terrains with ease and efficiency In the comfort zone Durable synthetic leather upper cradles your foot in comfort and stands up to the daily abuse of even the toughest trails Just-right fit inForm Race last offers a slightly roomier high-performance fit for […]

evil chamois hagar review

EVIL Chamois Hagar: Unboxing & Features of the Wildest Gravel Bike!

“The Chamois Hagar – Shred Comes to Gravel” “Rather than start with a squirrely road bike and relaxing things into borderline manageable, we started with a mountain bike with shred surging through its veins and created the Chamois Hagar. It brings speed, stability, and that irrefutable Evil mischief to the otherwise safe and sensible drop-bar […]

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Riding Gravel Bikes in NorCal: Downieville, with Roval Components

During September of 2019, I was fortunate to be invited to a launch of a new gravel-specific wheelset, the Roval Components CLX (see link below). The camp was organized and run by Echos Communication out of Downieville, California. Downieville and surrounds have long been associated with mountain biking, amazing scenery, and pleasant weather during the […]

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Rothrock GRIT Gravel Grinder has parity with Men & Women equally represented!

Rothrock GRIT presents its first annual gravel grinder, Saturday, June 6, 2020, with men and women equally represented among the 300 participants. Our registration goal is to provide a large women’s field and support equality in racing, we have reserved half of the available entries for women. Registration opened in January and will close May […]

2020 salsa cutthroat review podcast

Podcast: The Salsa Cutthroat – The Gravel Bike for the Bikepacking Set

The Salsa Cutthroat has been THE gravel bike for the bikepacking set. If you look at the sport on a spectrum from ‘road +’ to ‘bikepacking’, the 2020 model is squarely on the ‘bikepacking’ side of the spectrum. Our partner in podcasting, The Gravel Ride Podcast, spoke with Salsa engineer and product managers, Peter Hall […]

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Black Heart Bike Company – Rails On-Road // Rips Off-Road

Company BlackHeart Bike Company was born out of a feeling of disillusionment with the mainstream cycling industry. Zach Lambert, the founder, got tired of marketers telling him that his bike was never light, stiff, or aero enough. That if people really wanted to ride they needed to spend more money year after year. The Bike […]

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My Gravel Bike IS NOT UCI LEGAL: Version 1

There’s been a lot of chit chat in the media of late concerning the UCI and USA Cycling, who have been sticking their noses into the world of gravel cycling… where 99.9999999% of fans of my website / YouTube channel and Instagram account, feel such entities / organiz(s)ations aren’t wanted, needed, liked too much […]

Be Part of the first All-Female Gravel Epic Race Team: Apply Inside

The promoter that brought you the Gravel Epic series is proud to announce the Gravel Epic All-Female Race Team. Inclusiveness is a key brand value of us, and as fathers of two daughters, Ralph Birke and Tim Kremer, have set themselves the goal of 30% female participants at the Gravel Epic race series. ‚ÄúIt is […]