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Viathon G1 Bike: Checkpoint

All that SRAM performance is quickly and efficiently applied via the stout carbon frame which shows no hint of lateral flex under heavy pedal pressure or fork shudder under heavy braking.

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Twin Six Standard Rando v2; Quick Review

Recently Twin Six, the apparel company from Minneapolis, Minnesota, introduced their new update to the Standard Rando, a bike we have reviewed in the past. The company, known mostly for their fashionable threads, might not be on your radar for a bicycle, but after reading this review, you may change that viewpoint.

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Viathon G1 Bike: Getting Rolling

While there is a connection to Walmart, in corporate terms, that’s where the connection ends. These Viathon bikes are high quality, serious bicycles and the team that makes up the brand reflects this with their experience in the cycling industry.

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Salsa Cycles Stormchaser: At The Finish

You have to see the value in the purpose of the Stormchaser to get the most out of this bike. Those who just don’t see riding in bad weather, cannot understand single speeding, or those who cannot buy into the unique characteristics of the Stormchaser should steer well clear of this bike.

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Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Debuts ’21 Topstone Carbon Lefty- Carbon Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Debuts ’21 Topstone Carbon Lefty- Carbon Gravel E-Bike – by Guitar Ted Just about a year ago, Cannondale upended the gravel…

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Salsa Cycles Stormchaser: Checkpoint

The Stormchaser’s mission is to perform well in the worst of conditions, and I think it has the characteristics to make a name for itself in those situations. But let’s face it- This bike also has to hold up as a gravel bike in normal situations as well. I feel that, besides a couple of quirks in the handling and fit departments, yes, this bike does gravel well.

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MG GT Grade Carbon Pro
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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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Salsa Cycles Stormchaser: Getting Rolling

Salsa Cycles Stormchaser: Getting Rolling – by Guitar Ted Recently we learned of a new bike coming from Salsa Cycles, a single speed gravel bike….

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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Stormchaser Single Speed Bike

Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Stormchaser Single Speed Bike – by Guitar Ted Today Salsa Cycles introduces a new gravel bike, but it isn’t…

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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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