ventum gs1 gravel bike review

Press Release: Ventum Releases GS1, a New Performance Gravel Bike

Who is Ventum? Ventum was founded in 2014 by a team of athlete-engineers and entrepreneurs and is based in Heber City, Utah. The company creates high-performance racing bicycles using technology from fighter jets and Formula 1, and it’s the Official Global Bike Partner of IRONMAN. Building off its existing performance-inspired line of triathlon and road […]

BikeFlights Reusable Bike Box

Shipping a Gravel Bike to a Future Event? Introduces New Reusable Bike Box, A Pro-Level Solution

“Drawing from 11 years of experience shipping bicycles to every corner of the world, the bicycle shipping experts at have developed an entirely new, reusable bike box system. The BikeFlights Bike Box is a collapsible, cardboard-based shipping case that integrates the protective benefits of high-end shipping cases into a lower cost and lower-waste package.” […]

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Gravel Ronde van Nederland: 1,300kms in Two Weeks – by Timo Rokitta

After our trip to Spain with the gravel bike was canceled due to the corona pandemic, we decided to travel off-road across the Netherlands. We started our gravel expedition in the small German pilgrimage town of “Kevelaer” near the Dutch border. It helps that I know the area from my first 400 and 600 kilometer […]

niner RLT e9 RDO gravel bike review

Niner Bikes Introduces RLT e9 RDO: A Versatile e-Gravel Bike for the Road Less Traveled

“Niner Bikes is pleased to announce the Bosch powered RLT e9 RDO gravel bike. It’s the third model in Niner’s e9 Series of Bosch-powered ebikes, and it compliments the RIP e9 and WFO e9 mountain bikes introduced in July.” – Niner Bikes “We’re calling it our first e-gravel bike, but it’s more like a pedal-powered […]

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19th Century Gravel: Sandwich Notch New Hampshire Ride Report – by Paul Thomas

A personal note … 30 years ago I researched and wrote the book “50 Best Bike Rides in New England” (Globe Pequot Press, 1991, and now out of print). The tools of the trade sure have changed since then. I used to call bike shops and racing clubs for their route recommendations, consult my collection […]

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2020 Lake City Alpine 50 Report: A Colorado event that worked around the challenges of Covid-19

Important Words from the Promoter “Despite all the challenges, we pulled off the race and we believe did so in a professional and responsible manner. We had 125 registered riders, of which 117 started. We did a staggered start of waves of about 10 riders, each separated by six feet and wearing masks. We only […]

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Paul Components presents: The Sierra Explorer Bike – And You Can Win It!

“When Sierra Nevada Brewery asked us to build them a bike to show off at the Sea Otter Classic this year, we had to think long and hard. We put a serious amount of time and consideration into making components that are functional, beautiful, durable, reliable, and practical, and we love flexing our engineering skills […]

bontrager verse elite saddle review

Bontrager introduces Verse performance saddle lineup for Men, Women, Mountain, Gravel & Road

Bontrager announced an expansion of its saddle lineup today, adding the all-new Verse to its family of performance saddles. Verse is Bontrager’s most versatile performance saddle ever. It’s designed for all genders on all terrain—from road and gravel to trail—and replaces Ajna Women’s and Montrose saddles in the brand’s offering. The new Verse lineup comprises […]