quiring monster cross bike

Featured Bike: Dr. Pain’s Quiring Monster CX Rig – Revision 2

Gravel Cyclist first featured Dr. Pain’s Monster CX bike back in September of 2014. Since that time, the custom-built, Michigan made Quiring Cycles machine has evolved considerably. Much of the bike’s recent evolution centers around the shifting – gone is the cable-actuated mechanical shifting system. While mechanical shifting proved reliable in most gravel rides and […]

Training Ride 101 – Total Recovery

A Recovery Ride? Really?  Thursday evening’s ride is touted as a Mellow Out ride.  Unfortunately, that never really happens.  Usually, some jerk hits it full gas on the first dirt sector, and everyone follows along like a bunch of lemmings. But tonight was different!  This Thursday was a true recovery ride, and it only took […]

Dr Pain’s Monster Cross Bike

Dr Pain like JOM, is an equipment nut.  After what Dr Pain felt were several life threatening experiences at past Ultra CX and endurance CX events, he decided he needed another bicycle.  This bicycle would provide him with wider tires (tyres), better brakes, and gearing more suited towards the rigors of this genre of CX, […]