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Castelli Perfetto Ros Gilet and Warmers: Quick Review

Castelli Perfetto Ros Gilet and Warmers: Quick Review – by Grannygear If there is anything more versatile in cycling related clothing than the combo of…

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Panaracer Gravel King SK Tires: Quick Review

Panaracer Gravel King SK Tires: Quick Review – by Grannygear When I first built up the Lynskey, I sampled two sets of Panaracer tires. They…

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Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review

Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: This review features two ‘Quick Reviews’ of Ritchey WCS range handle…

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Smoothe Lube Chain Formulas: Long Review

Keeping a chain lubed and clean is a huge step towards an efficient and long lasting drive train. And it seems relatively straight forward to lube a chain, does it not? But the devil is in the details and many compounds that would keep a chain slippery are also an unholy mess that gets over all everything and actually attracts dirt like a magnet. That mess also gets all over you. Know what a chainring tattoo is? Inside, right calf muscle.

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Three Tires From WTB: Exposure 36mm Tires – At The Finish

This would make a very nice option for your gravel bike on that second set of wheels, the one you run for faster days on paved roads. Of course, the 30mm version is that as well, but this bigger version takes things up a notch when dirt or truly bad roads are on tap.

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Three Tires From WTB: Byway 40mm At The Finish

I have to say that these are compelling tires for mixed surface riding in our So Cal conditions. The casing size is just enough, the tire is fast, it rides well, and has some side knobs for increased grip on looser corners. I like them very much.

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Three Tires From WTB: Venture 40mm At The Finish

After some time on them I think they might be the best So Cal dirt road tire I have tried from WTB.

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Project Topstone: Updates

At the cross roads I thought, “Huh. I could go a bit farther and drop down this winding canyon connector road.” OK, why not? And this rambling continued, even when the road choices kept coming along and even when I knew the conditions would be much more than any road bike would be comfortable in.

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GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike – Part 2

Editor’s Note: In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In Part 1, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear’s needs. In this post we will get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.

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GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike

In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In this post, and the following, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear’s needs. Then we will also get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.

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