2019 dirty kanza 200 race video

VIDEO: Inside the 2019 Dirty Kanza 200 – The Perfect Storm Edition, but Minus the Rain

June 1, 2019, marked the 14th running of Dirty Kanza 200, arguably the world’s most famous gravel race! 2019 saw all-new Northbound courses, a change in ownership, Garmin as title sponsor and a rider lottery to ensure a fairer selection process for would-be participants. This was also the first edition where at least one European […]

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VIDEO: Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s 2019 Dirty Kanza Bike! – Niner RLT 9 RDO, Easton & More

Two days before the 2019 Dirty Kanza 200, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew sat down with David Sheek, otherwise known as “The Panda Handler”, to get the scoop on Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s race bike. Featuring the Niner RLT 9 RDO frame and fork with components / tires / accessories by Shimano, Easton, SDG, Kogel, […]

2019 dirty reiver

The Dirty Reiver 2019 – Kielder Forest, UK – Presented by Bombtrack

Whilst the US is known for its endless trails of Hero Gravel, the UK is probably better known for its “bridleways” and – of course – its complimentary mud. Kielder Forest in the North East of the UK is the exception though. The enormous network of forestry roads stretches over a huge area of this […]

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VIDEO: 2019 DKXL Winner – Jay Petervary shares his real-world experience with Shimano GRX Di2!

“I grew up on a bike. Doing everything from delivering newspapers, to going to friends houses, to building jumps and trails in the woods to play on. It was how I got to work in my high school years. I remember challenging myself all the time trying to get to a previous destination quicker than […]

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Spotted at 2019 Dirty Kanza: FSA’s Pre-Prototype VAS Gravel Stem (Vibration Absorbing Stem)

“Full Speed Ahead (FSA) produces world-class bicycle components for road cycling and mountain biking and we support many of the world’s leading road and mountain bike teams.” – FSA. The paragraph above was quoted directly from FSA’s website. FSA would be remiss if they neglected to develop components for the burgeoning market that is gravel […]

2019 dirty kanza race report

2019 Dirty Kanza 200 Race Report: The Perfect Storm but without the Rain

Dirty Kanza 200 returned for 2019 with all-new Northbound courses, a change in ownership, Garmin as title sponsor and a rider lottery to ensure a fairer selection process for would-be participants. At the helm of DK, there were no changes, with Gentleman Jim Cummins steering the ship, but with less stress and an abundance of […]

2019 gt grade gravel bike

GT Bicycles quietly releases the all-new Grade – The Triple Triangle Gravel Bike

“Redesigned from the ground up, the new GT Grade is built for adventure right out of the box; more compliant, versatile and adjustable than ever before. With a new, leaner look, and a purposeful redesign of the iconic Triple Triangle, the Grade has been engineered to ride further and faster.” “GT went rogue back in […]