shimano grx mechanical long term review

Shimano GRX Mechanical 1x & 2x Long Term Review! The best mechanical groupset for gravel?

“Following a multi-year global market study, product testing and development process, Shimano introduce the world’s first dedicated gravel component line: SHIMANO GRX. New for the 2020 model year, the SHIMANO GRX 800 series offers 1×11 and 2×11 drivetrains – with mechanical and Di2 electronic options – that allow riders to tailor their mixed surface riding […]

wolf tooth supple bar tape review

Wolf Tooth Components releases 40mm x 5mm Thick Supple Bar Tape for Gravel Cycling Comfort

Wolf Tooth Supple Bar Tape was created for comfort on unforgiving terrain. Supple Bar Tape is 5mm thick, which is twice as thick as most traditional bar tapes. It’s made with the same 100% silicone foam as Wolf Tooth Fat Paw Grips. The excellent vibration damping qualities of this silicone material will absorb the abuse […]

beast components gravel handlebar

German-Made Beast Components Gravel & Ultra Handlebars promise ergonomic comfort for the long miles / kms ahead

“Beast Components was founded in 2016. Because of our origins, we attach great importance to using the latest scientific methods and state-of-the-art technology. Our close cooperation with the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at the TU Dresden and our partner company Realize Engineering helps us to achieve this.” – Beast-Components.de “The combination of […]

comparing niner mcr 9 rdo with cannondale topstone carbon lefty

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty vs Niner MCR 9 RDO: Comparing the Wildest Gravel Bikes!

The Wildest Bikes in Gravel – Full Suspension Gravel Bikes! The Niner MCR 9 RDO, the World’s first full-suspension gravel bike. “More comfort, more confidence, more control, and more fun and freedom.” At the front end, there’s 40mm of active suspension, thanks to the FOX AX suspension fork, a relatively traditional looking fork. Moving to […]

ribble cycles cgr sl review

SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide Gravel Bike Drivetrain Project: Part Two – The Frame

In Part One, we introduced the drivetrain for this project, SRAM Force eTap AXS WIDE. “It can be the steep kicker near the summit of a long climb. Or a multi-hour ride on roads and trails that push you way out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you want a lower gear. Because having more range […]

Bontrager TLR Flash Charger Digital Pump Review

Alternative to the Air Compressor: Next Version of Bontrager’s TLR Flash Charger Floor Pump

“A floor pump, and a tubeless setup tool. Set to Charge for a pressurized chamber that makes at-home and on-the-fly setup of tubeless ready (TLR) tires a breeze.” – Bontrager The original Bontrager TLR Flash Charger has been part of Gravel Cyclist’s stable of tools for tubeless tyre setup for many years. 75% of our […]

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty review

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty with Shimano GRX 1x: Unboxing & Features

“An unprecedented gravel bike with real suspension. It’s the most off-road capable and on-road comfortable road bike ever made.” – Cannondale Up to 30mm of suspension at the rear (deflection at the seat and rear axle combined) – “A thru-axle pivot in the seat tube allows the entire back of the frame – the rear […]

niner mcr 9 rdo long term review

Niner MCR 9 RDO Full-Suspension Gravel Bike: Long-Term Review

“Ride faster, go farther, stay longer – 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we’re blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The […]