Lauf Seigla Race wireless
Posted in Gravel Bikes Long Review Reviews

Lauf Seigla Race Wireless: Getting Rolling

The evolution of the ‘gravel bike’ has been impressive of late, and one of the companies pushing the envelope is Lauf Cycling. First known for their distinctive leaf-spring short travel suspension forks and Icelandic origin, today Lauf is based in the U.S., and their new Seigla is redefining the capabilities of the gravel race bike.

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State 6061 Black Label All Road
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State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label All Road: At the Finish

State Bicycle Co. did a good job making the 6061 Black Label All Road look more expensive than it is. I frequently got asked about it when I’d roll up to group rides, and almost universally, folks were shocked when I told them it was a $1,400 bike. I’d have to agree. I frequently caught myself staring into the depths of the woodland green paint.

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Posted in Advocacy Gravel News

Garmin Gravel Worlds Achieves Goal of 1000 Women For 2022 Event

According to Garmin Gravel Worlds co-promoter, Jason Strohbehn, the movement started from conversations with sponsors, who said 28% women’s participation at Gravel Worlds 2021 was nearly double the industry average.

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Posted in Apparel Gravel Grinder News Gravel News Helmets

Gravel Grinder News: Lazer Introduces KinetiCore

With the goals of producing safer, lighter, better ventilated bicycle helmets that use less plastics to produce, Lazer has introduced KinetiCore technology.

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State Bicycle Co. Black Label 6061 All-Road
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State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label All-Road: Getting Rolling

In 2020, State launched the bike we have in for review – the 6061 Black Label All-Road. Designed as a lighter, faster, yet still affordable option, the 6061 Black Label All-Road features a heat-treated alloy frame, full carbon fork and unique State-branded 1×11-speed drivetrain.

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Posted in Components Keepers Long Review Reviews saddles

Fizik Terra Argo X3 Saddle: Long Review

While it’s true everyone has different needs in a saddle, I’ve found the Terra Argo X.3 to be remarkably comfortable and smooth-riding. It also offers a generous fit range, so it can meet the needs of a wide variety of riders’ needs.

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Gulo equipped GT Grade Carbon Pro
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Gulo Composites GGX-SL Wheelset: At the Finish

After six months of riding and yes, even a little bit of racing, it’s time to wrap up the long-term review of the GRX-SL wheelset from Gulo Composites.

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Posted in Gravel Grinder News Gravel News Gravel Races

Gravel Grinder News: Gravel Worlds Introduces 300-mile Event for 2021

The Pirate Cycling League has added a new event to Gravel Worlds 2021. The 300-mile Long Voyage joins the existing 150-mile, 75-mile and 50km events.

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Great Gifts for Gravel Cyclists – $60 and Under

The holidays are upon us, and with them comes the challenge of choosing the right gifts for friends and family. Not many folks have unlimited budgets, so selecting a great gift that’s also affordable is the goal. With that in mind, here are some gifts we’d be stoked to find under the tree this year, and all come in at $60 or less.

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Posted in Apparel Jackets Keepers Long Review Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Paclite Plus Jacket: Long Review

For some cyclists, the threat of rain is suitable cause to postpone or cancel a ride. For the rest of us, there’s rain gear. And while for a lot of folks, cycling-specific waterproof outerwear is a good option, I often prefer the more flexible fit and increased versatility of a hiking/backpacking jacket.

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