Lynskey Monster Cross Bike – 3rd Time Lucky

Lynskey Monster Cross Bike – The Third Revision Since the creation of this rig in late 2013, its subtle evolution continues as improvements in drivetrain components become available. The drivetrain has always been centered around electronic shifting – I (JOM) am a firm believer in this technology. Having ridden and raced in some appalling conditions, […]

Tinkering: Shimano XTR Di2 & Road Di2 Shifters – Perfect for CX & Monster CX

Ardent fans of the Gravel Cyclist Facebook page may have noticed our recent teaser photo about the Shimano XTR Di2 parts we acquired recently. Some may be asking, “Why the heck would you want to use MTB specific parts in conjunction with a bicycle intended for gravel cycling?” For those who have ventured to the […]

Interbike 2014 – Shimano XTR Di2 Electronic Shifting

During day three of Interbike 2014, I had a few moments to play with the Shimano XTR Di2 system.  The system is officially known as Shimano XTR Di2 M9050, and continues the trend of Shimano’s naming standards.  Simply put, the system is mind blowing!  The shifter buttons offer the same tactile feedback you expect with […]