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Niner launches frame bags specifically designed for their 2020 Gravel Bikes

“Purpose-built and sized specifically for our 2020 gravel bikes, these stylish frame bags bolt on to any 2020 Niner RLT 9 RDO, RLT 9 Steel, RLT 9, and MCR 9 RDO.” – Niner Bikes After displaying a prototype on a show bike at the EUROBIKE trade show in September of 2019, Niner Bikes is pleased […]

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The Georgia & Alabama Gravel Bike Ride: Dirt, Gravel, Red Clay, Mud, Rain, Breweries & More!

This wonderful ride took place on August 3rd, 2019, starting from the small rural town of Lumpkin, Georgia, US of A. Not much is happening in Lumpkin these days, as evidenced by my short tour of the city before my ride gets underway. My route would take me west out of Lumpkin, make a quick […]

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Orange Seal Debuts “Family Seal”– Episode 2: Triumph at The Mid South

“Orange Seal’s ‘Family Seal’ video producers followed along with the team at the 2020 Mid South gravel race, capturing the kickoff of the gravel season – and what may turn out to be its final race as well.” “Episode 2 of the series highlights final race prep as team riders finalize their gear choices and […]

Podcast: Gravel Bike 101 – What you should consider in your next Gravel Bike!

Our partner in podcasting, The Gravel Ride Podcast, got together recently with Randall Jacobs from Thesis Bike, with the goal of breaking down some of the considerations for purchasing a gravel bike. Gravel Cyclist caught up with Randall in person at 2019 NAHBS, you can check that out here. Thesis Bike Website – Thesis Bike […]

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April 1, 2020 G’day trendsetters, we’re into the second quarter of the year, and to say recent times have seen a societal change, would be an understatement. However, I’ve had quite enough of the endless bad news, viral peak graphs and everything else related to the current situation. All things taken into account, I consider […]

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JOM goes berserk on an unplanned, zero training, 193-mile solo gravel ride!

G’day trendsetters, a decent amount of time has passed since I’ve written a ride or race report of any kind. Long-time followers of this O.G. (original gravel) website may have noticed my subtle shift from written media to one focused mostly around video. I haven’t completely dropped my bundle and sub-par writing skills altogether, they […]

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Garmin / Dirty Kanza Announces Virtual Training Camp Experience April 2 – 5, 2020

Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand which owns and produces the legendary Dirty Kanza, today announced plans for a virtual training camp set to take place April 2 – 5 as the endurance sports community recognizes social distancing due to COVID-19. The virtual camp will be a uniquely immersive digital experience hosted via […]

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“Vintage Gravel Bike”: Neil Shirley’s Calfee Dragonfly at 2012 Crusher in the Tushar

In 2012 the gravel era was at its infancy, still a couple of years before any of the major brands had more than a re-badged cyclocross bike. Prior to winning BWR ’13 & ’14, ‘15 Gravel Worlds, ‘15 RPI, ‘16 Gravel Mob winner, hitting 1,000 DK miles last year and authoring the Industry Standard Guide […]