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 […]

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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 […]

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Oregon’s first Gravel Scenic Bikeway opens to the Public: A Partnership with Dirty Freehub & Visit Bend

Cyclists craving new adventure will have their wish granted as Oregon’s first Gravel Scenic Bikeway opens to the public. The new Cascades Gravel Scenic Bikeway is a collection of curated gravel riding routes around Bend and Central Oregon. Dirty Freehub and Visit Bend partnered to create six different routes ranging in difficulty. “Gravel cycling has […]

SBT VRTL ride experience 2020

SBT GRVL Announces SBT VRTL Ride Experience for 2020

A community ride experience free for all to participate with donations benefiting advocacy partners SBT GRVL​, a world-class gravel bike experience presented by ​Canyon Bicycles​, is launching a new virtual ride in place of the canceled August event. ​SBT VRTL​ is a free community ride experience that will be held on Sunday, August 16, with […]

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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 […]

garmin edge 1030 plus review

Never Stop Cycling with the New Edge 130 Plus & Edge 1030 Plus Garmin GPS Cycling Computers

Today, Garmin announced the Edge 130 Plus and Edge 1030 Plus, its latest GPS bike computers that include state of the art navigation, performance insights and safety and tracking features. Engineered for cyclists, by cyclists, the Edge 130 Plus and Edge 1030 Plus will not only track a ride, but monitor stats, provide training guidance […]

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 […]

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Our recent conversation with a little outfit known as the UCI, something is cooking up…

For those unaware, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of cycling. It groups together 190 National Federations and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland. The UCI issues racing licenses to riders and enforces disciplinary rules, such as in matters of doping. The UCI also manages the classification […]