Posted in Components Editorial Wheels

Long Live Aluminum Rims: A Carbon Counterpoint

But before we get too far into the weeds on aluminum’s value propositions for the gravel rider, let’s step back a minute and examine what the heck is really going on here.

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Posted in Components Editorial Wheels

Long Live Aluminum Rims

I am a fan of alloy wheels. And by that I mean wheels built with aluminum rims.

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Posted in Editorial Gritty Take

The UCI Gravel World Championships: A Paper Tiger

At one time many of us in the gravel cycling community felt that the UCI would “ruin” gravel cycling. I don’t think that is the case. The UCI has just made gravel cycling a joke, and it isn’t very funny at all.

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Posted in Editorial Gravel Bikes

Project All Road: New Life For an Old Gravel Bike- Part 2

I remember when this Warbird was my only gravel bike. It was very nice to ride and I recall thinking that it would make a quite decent road bike…..

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Posted in Editorial Gritty Take

Gritty Take: Opinions On The UCI Sanctioned Gravel Series/World Championships

You just knew this was going to happen one day, didn’t you? The UCI- that big, evil, fun-ruining organization was going to come in and destroy everything you loved about the gravel event scene.

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Posted in Editorial Gravel News Gravel Races Gravel Riding Training

Get Off The Couch And Ride! Why You Need A Bike Fit

The final video in our “Get Off The Couch And Ride!” series is all about bike fit and why you need one. In this episode, Pat Casey of Peak State Fit walks Salty and Stupid Cycling’s Bobby Kennedy through a bike fit. Meanwhile, Pat shares why a bike fit is not just for racers. Anyone can benefit from being professionally fitted.

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Posted in Editorial Gravel News

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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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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Grit, Courage, and Openness Versus Climate Change: Can Riding Gravel Help Save Us?

“an ocean of sweat
a delta of spirit
a barn full of sparrows
about to explode into the night.”
–from Ben Weaver, “The DAMn”

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Posted in Editorial Gritty Take

Gritty Take: Changes To Come From Recent Unrest and the Pandemic

Every year for the past several years, I have posted a “State of the Gravel Scene” series in January giving my personal opinions on where we’ve been and where we are going in terms of the gravel scene. When I opened up my look at the gravel scene in 2020 and beyond this past January, these were the first words I posted:

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