Posted in Components Keepers Long Review Reviews Tires

Continental Terra Trail and Terra Speed Tires: Long Review

It’s amazing how good gravel tires are today, and these new Continental tires are great examples of the progress we’ve made. They’re not much heavier than a road tire, yet are true 40c semi-knobbies that can confidently be ridden in nearly any gravel conditions.

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MG GT Grade Carbon Pro
Posted in Bikepacking Gravel Bikes Keepers Reviews

GT Grade Carbon Pro: At the Finish

I’ve been riding our 2020 Grade Carbon Pro long-term test bike for about eight months now, and it’s time to offer up my final impressions of the bike.

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Posted in Bikepacking Components Keepers Reviews Seat Post

Redshift Shock Stop Seatpost: Checkpoint

Redshift Shock Stop Seatpost: Checkpoint – by MG Suspension seatposts are a concept most riders can get behind in theory, but in reality, many riders…

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Posted in Brakes Components Drive Train Parts Keepers Reviews

Shimano GRX Components: At the Finish

Shimano GRX Components: At the Finish – by MG As the deep freeze of winter begins to break, it’s time to wrap-up our long term…

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Pro Discover Big Flare bar
Posted in Components Handlebars Keepers Reviews

PRO Discover Big Flare Handlebar: At the Finish

Since August, Guitar Ted and I have been riding the PRO Discover Big Flare handlebar on our respective bikes. Today, it’s time to wrap up our review and give our final thoughts on the bar’s performance.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Quick Review Reviews

Ritte Satyr Gravel Bike: Quick Review

Anyone with a love for the classic ‘feel of steel’ will be delighted with the ride quality and feel of the Ritte Satyr. It accelerates quickly, with steel’s characteristic liveliness under heavy pedaling. It feels alive in a way that few carbon frames do.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Gravel Grinder News Gravel News

Gravel Grinder News: Ritte Launches Satyr Gravel Bike

Today, Ritte announced the launch of its new Satyr gravel bike. Designed by master frame builder, Tom Kellogg, the Satyr is a thoroughly modern steel bike, with full internal cable routing, a T47 threaded bottom bracket and Reynolds’ latest 725 chromoly tubeset.

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Posted in Editorial Gritty Take

Gritty Take: MG’s Best of 2019

From world-class rides and events, to bikes and gear built for the rigors of gravel travel, never before have we had it so good. With that in-mind, MG offers up his favorite bikes and gear of 2019.

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Shimano GRX equipped GT Grade Carbon Pro
Posted in Brakes Components Drive Train Parts Keepers Reviews Wheels

Shimano GRX Components: Checkpoint

Without a doubt, one of the hottest stories of 2019 in the gravel world is the introduction of Shimano GRX. Today, we’ll share Guitar Ted’s impressions of the 1x GRX group he’s running on his Noble GX5, and I’ll give my thoughts on the 2x mechanical and Di2 versions of the group.

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Posted in Components Handlebars Reviews

PRO Discover Big Flare Bars: Checkpoint

With its massive 30 degree flare and 35 degrees of sweep, the new Discover Big Flare handlebar from PRO Bike Gear is one of the more radical gravel drop bars available today. Guitar Ted and I received early samples for testing, and here are our impressions of the bar after two months of riding.

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