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Whisky Parts Co. Spano Drop Bar: Getting Rolling

The bars were easy to set up and no more difficult to wrap than a standard handle bar, in my opinion. Once everything was set, I set my hands into the drops and pushed down. Whoa! These bars have some noticeable give.

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Craft Cadence Handle Bar Bag: Getting Rolling

The over-all shape of this bag is unusual, being that it sets on the bike flatter against the head tube and reaches downward toward the front wheel, rather than setting outward, or lengthwise, as many other bar bags do. It is more like a handbag in that way than anything I’ve seen for a bicycle.

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Posted in Components Gravel Grinder News Gravel News Handlebars Tires

Gravel Grinder News: Whisky Spano Drop Bar & American Classic Tires

News on two new products for gravel fanatics comes today with the release of Whisky Parts Co. “Spano” drop bar and a surprise American Classic…

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Gravel Grinder News: GPS Navigation News, Craft Cadence Gear & More

In today’s Gravel Grinder News we have a new Ride With GPS feature debuting and news about review items from Craft cadence. Plus we have information regarding a new gravel grinder to be held in Southwestern Texas in November. Let’s jump in!

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

WTB CZR Wheels: Checkpoint

The WTB CZR wheels not only are light weight, very competitively priced, and super-subtle in looks, but have excellent lateral rigidity which enhances handling and reduces rider fatigue.

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Honeybutt Chamois Creme: Quick Review

Honeybutt Chamois Creme: Quick Review – by Guitar Ted The subject of chamois creme is rarely talked about in casual conversation, with some exceptions, of…

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Bontrager Foray Shoes: At The Finish

You know how sometimes a product leaves you with that “Just OK” feeling? It’s not bad, but never quite gets to great either, just kind of lives in the middle ground? That, for me, has been the Foray gravel/MTB shoes from Bontrager.

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Gravel Grinder News: New Dura-Ace, Ultegra Show Hints Of Gravel Tech Future

Our look at the new Dura-Ace and Ultegra 12 speed and what- if any- implications it may have for a future GRX offering, and gravel tech in general.

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Finish Line FiberLink Sealant: Getting Rolling

Finish Line’s new FiberLink sealant is a latex based sealant that acts a lot like what you would expect. Initial set up remind me very much of how the competion’s latex selant formula sets up tires, and that is a good thing.

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Three Tool Rolls: Quick Review

With plenty of miles on each of the tool rolls here, I am ready to give my thoughts on what each one does best and what they don’t do so well. As a bonus, I will also have a quick look at KOM’s “Tube Strap”, which is even more minimalist than a tool roll!

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