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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 […]

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RAW Crusher in the Tushar, 2017 Edition: 90+ Minutes of Utah Gravel – Perfect for your Trainer!

Looking for a distraction from hours of monotony on the indoor trainer? Or, riding Crusher in the Tushar for the first time in 2020? This video comes to you from the cameras of yours truly during my one and only foray into the 2017 edition of Crusher in the Tushar. Living in Florida much of […]

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Boyd Cycling’s Ultralight Trailblazer XC Wheelset pulls double duty on Gravel in 650b or 700c

“Boyd Cycling is on a product roll, announcing their third newest model release in 2020. The new ultra-light Trailblazer carbon wheelset was built foremost as a lightweight carbon XC wheelset but is capable of pulling off double duty as a 700c or 650b gravel wheel.” – Boyd Cycling With a modern internal width of 26mm, […]