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
Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

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
Posted in Components Keepers Reviews Wheels

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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Posted in Accessories Apparel Bags Bags Bikepacking Editorial Footwear/socks Highligted Reviews Tools Tools

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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Gulo GRX-SL rear hub
Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Gulo Composites GGX-SL Wheelset: Checkpoint

From the first pedal stroke, it’s easy to feel the light weight of the Gulo wheels. At 1,296 grams for the set with tape and valves installed, the GRX-SL wheels are among the lightest wheels I’ve ridden, and they should be given their $2,625 asking price.

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Posted in Apparel Bikepacking Keepers Quick Review Reviews Shoes

Shimano SD5A Cycling Sandals: Quick Review

Long revered among touring cyclists and RAGBRAI riders, Shimano’s SPD cycling sandals are also a popular summer option for gravel cyclists.

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