Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel Disc X Wide Hookless Wheels: At The Finish

And here is a thing to consider and debate over a flask of whiskey around a campfire: “When it comes to gravel bikes, smoother is faster.” True or?

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Posted in Components Reviews Tires

Ritchey Design 700 X 40mm Speedmax WCS Tires: Checkpoint

I found the Speedmax to be stable on loose gravel, and capable in a bikepacking situation on deeper gravel as well.

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Posted in Apparel Bibs/Shorts Jackets Quick Review Reviews

GORE Summer 2022 Kit: Quick Review

As for the Fernflow Shorts, these are the best so far for gravel bike rides and I think they would be quite good for adventure and bikepacking outings. Now, the Lupra is a viable garment for me, as I am not so interested in wet weather protection.

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Posted in Accessories Racks/Adapters Reviews

OMM Elkhorn Rack: Getting Rolling

The Elkhorn Rack is a great addition to a pack system, or a stand-alone, light touring rack.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Project All Road: New Life For an Old Gravel Bike.

So what is the dealio with all my road bike dissatisfaction? Not sure. I know my wife just shakes her head and smiles. She is a patient woman and I am determined to find that ‘just right’ bike.

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Posted in Components Reviews Tires

American Classic Kimberlite 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

It (the Kimberlite) felt less wooden and stiff than the previous versions of American Classic tires and more akin to a tire costing much more.

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Posted in Components Reviews Tires

Goodyear County Tires: At The Finish

The County is the tire one should look to for mostly paved riding or where the unpaved roads are typically harder, smoother, and not covered in deep crushed rock.

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Posted in Accessories Pumps Reviews

Fanttik X8 Apex Battery Powered Air Compressor: At The Finish

I am spoiled, I think, and now a floor pump seems like a hand crank telephone in comparison.

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel Disc X Wide Hookless Wheels: Checkpoint

I had a sneaking suspicion that I was going to find this to be a firm riding set-up, and once I got into the dirt, I was right.

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Posted in Components Quick Review Reviews saddles

Ritchey WCS Skyline Saddle: Quick Review

Ritchey components can tend to fall under the radar, but I have seldom been disappointed in one.

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