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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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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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Isen
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Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

The recent Roval Terra press camp wasn’t just a showcase of trick new wheels. Thanks to Mike Yakubowicz and his shop, Blacksmith Cycle, we were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful custom bikes from all over the world. Here’s a gallery of the bikes we rode during our time in Downieville.

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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Salsa Cycles announced this morning publicly that the Cutthroat model will be a ground-up redesign for the 2020 model year. The Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles carbon drop bar mountain bike which is aimed at bike-packing and long rides in remote territory, ala Tour Divide. It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders.

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MG on the GT Grade Carbon Pro
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GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Riding Gravel contributor, MG, kicks off his test of the hot new 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro gravel bike.

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Gravel Grinder News: Bjorn Bikes – Trying To Make A Difference

“One more bike, one less car. “I remember seeing this message emblazoned on a huge booth at the end of a trade show,” says Dennis. “And as I was reading it, a Bobcat came along and pushed the whole booth into a dumpster.”

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Cannondale Topstone Carbon
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Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS: Checkpoint

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon has been one of the most talked about new gravel bikes for 2020. For more than two months, we’ve been testing a top-spec Topstone Carbon Force eTap AXS. Here’s an update on our experience with this groundbreaking new gravel bike.

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Gravel Grinder News: Debuts From Niner Bikes, Zipp, Muc Off, Salsa Cycles

The Eurobike trade show is happening in Germany now and with the demise of the North American trade show, Interbike, and no replacement for it, show news is packed into the time slot for Eurobike. Press releases are flying everywhere as a result. Here are a few tidbits concerning the gravel/back road rider which may be of interest that have come across our RidingGravel.com e-mail.

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Project Topstone: Getting Rolling – Part 2

The stock feel of the bike fit wise is very roadie. It feels long, low, and narrow with the 100mm stem and 42cm bar. With lighter wheels and a swap to faster tires it has a very nice road presence to it. Right now I am running some Hutchinson 38mm tires…zoom zoom…I disliked the WTB Nanos on the road. Actually I simply disliked the Nanos…period

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Project Topstone: Getting Rolling – Part 1

So I will be living with a Johnny Cash black Cannondale Topstone for a few months. I will be using it to play with upgrades on a budget to see where we can improve performance, drop weight, and add comfort. But first, I want to begin with my thoughts on how the bike is spec’d and how it is to ride stock at the risk of duplicating some of MG’s findings

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