chapter2 ao gravel bike review

Press Release: Chapter2 presents the AO

First seen at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California in April 2019, AO which means earth in Maori is CHAPTER2’s first foray into the rapidly growing Gravel Bike Category. 18 months in development, R&D and testing, to discover gravel’s DNA, the AO takes inspiration from New Zealand’s gravel trails that wind their way throughout its […]

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Press Release: PNW Components releases Flared Drop Bar & Stem that won’t break the bank

Who are PNW Components? “The short story: We hate how expensive bike parts are. That’s why we started PNW Components. Our team has decades of experience working for top bike brands in the industry, fostering strong relationships with leading manufacturers and working at the forefront of what’s new in the bike world. What this means for […]

curve cycling rocket pooch review

Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch Review: The Micro Pannier System – by James Smith

Bikepackers, randonneurs, and commuters are always looking for more thoughtful storage. The Curve Rocket Pooch is an interesting and unique approach to hauling some extra gear. Whether you’re bikepacking or just bringing along an extra layer, a quick and easily accessed spot to stash it all is paramount. Unless you mount the Rocket Pooch onto […]

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Farr Aero Carbon Bolt-On V2 Review: Aero on Gravel? More Hand Positions? – RideFarr.com

“We’re a team of bike-minded individuals with a passion for all things bicycle.” – RideFarr “Always tinkering, always inspired by the freedom of riding our bikes and always thinking about how to offer products that are better suited to your needs and ours.” Gravel cycling has no rules, other than to have fun and do […]

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Bastion Cycles: Combining 3D Printed Titanium Lug & Carbon Fibre Tubes – Melbourne, Australia, Factory Tour!

Bastion Cycles may not be a household name (yet), but the company’s work with 3D printed titanium lugs combined with carbon fibre tubes, set them apart from the crowd of bespoke frame builders. Like most small operations, Bastion has an interesting story of how it came to be. The founders of Bastion, Dean, Ben and […]

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Equipment & Bikes: What does it take to conquer 18,000kms from Cape North to Cape Town in 72 days?

Regular visitors to the Gravel Cyclist website will have followed along already, Jonas Deichmann crushed the former record in just 72 days, across all manner of road surfaces. For those who missed it, you can see Jonas’ chronicles linked below: Cape North to Cape Town Day 1 to 25 Cape North to Cape Town Day […]

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Inside Curve Cycling: Melbourne, Australia – Featuring Rhino, the Curve GMX+ and more!

“Life’s a grand adventure, which is enhanced by bikes. At Curve, we want to be part of a cycling community that loves sharing the roads, stories and environment we ride through. Bicycles are awesome and a means to building a better world… so join us for a ride.” – Curve Cycling Recently, we featured Curve’s […]

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Curve Cycling’s Walmer Handlebar – The W I D E S T Off-Road Drop Handlebar!

“Life’s a grand adventure, which is enhanced by bikes. At Curve, we want to be part of a cycling community that loves sharing the roads, stories and environment we ride through. Bicycles are awesome and a means to building a better world… so join us for a ride.” – Curve Cycling Walmer Handlebar – “The […]

good and bad of groupsets for gravel cycling

The Good and Bad of Groupsets for Gravel Cycling: 2019 Edition

The world of component groups for cycling, particularly for gravel bikes, mostly revolves around two companies, SRAM and Shimano. Both companies are giants in the bicycle industry, their influence upon bikes, ergonomics, standards, usability, functionality and more reaches far and wide. But there are at least two more complete drivetrain manufacturers in the marketplace. One […]

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Evil forgets to put suspension on new bike release… the Chamois Hagar… Shred Comes to Gravel

A mountain biker’s road bike, or a roadie’s mountain bike? Regardless, it rips. Wholeheartedly. “It happened. We never thought it would, almost hate ourselves for it, yet can’t shake ourselves from it: Evil’s gravel bike. But before we seemingly come up with excuses, we need to clear the air with our experience on road bikes.” […]

2020 t-lab x3 titanium gravel bike

2020 T-Lab X3 All-Terrain Titanium Do-It-All Bike: Unboxing & Features

“The innovation with T-LAB begins with the development of a proprietary, precision forming method that allows us to radically shape seamless, Grade 9 titanium tubing into a unique frame profile that produces 30% more stiffness (with no weight disadvantage) versus leading titanium bikes. Essentially, at various key areas on the frame, we take a round […]