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FSA AGX Wheels: Getting Rolling

So far they have been what I remembered them to be…solid performing wheels. Pick up is not the snappiest thing I have felt, but I am comparing them to wheels 300g lighter and almost twice as much money. Compared to the stock wheel set, they are like pulling off logging boots and stepping into sneakers.

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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Checkpoint

As is often said, the best apparel and components simply “disappear” while riding, leaving you to enjoy the ride. The RX8 shoes from Shimano are the definition of such an apparel item. While either walking a gnarly, muddy dirt road or riding up and down hill and vale, the RX8 just got out of my way and let me do my thing.

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A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II – by Grannygear Introduction: The world of gravel riding has spawned a few trends and brought…

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Donnelly Strada USH 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint

Similarly, wet mud riding does not impart a secure feeling when using the Strada USH. But then again, if you even think that is a good idea, well…..good luck to you. The obvious point here is that the Strada USH is best on dry dirt and gravel and is absolutely at home on rough, broken up pavement.

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Trash Panda Red Dirt Ramble

The River Region Riders Cycling Association welcomes all gravel riders to the Trash Panda Red Dirt Ramble on Sunday, October 13, 2019. As cyclists transition…

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A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

When I get back to riding, I will be moving this to my road bike to get longer miles on it, but so far, as a gravel bike bar, I think it is very, very good and could be a total winner for someone who struggles with hand or wrist issues.

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Shake ‘N Brake Gravel Grinder

Launched in 2015, this gravel grinder is a choose-your-own-adventure day on a bike, with 25K and 50K courses that rattle and hum through the Talladega…

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Buffalo 105

What: Buffalo 105 Gravel Race starting and ending in Newton Iowa sponsored by Wrecked’em Racing. Where: Newton YMCA 1701 S. 8th Ave E. Newton, Iowa…

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Lap the Lakes Gravel Grinder

  The 4th running of Emporia’s favorite non-profit, lake-themed, grass-roots, camper-benefiting, waffle-feasting gravel race is making a comeback. Save the date, keep the legs strong,…

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Omaha Jackrabbit

 Hey folks! The Omaha Jackrabbit has returned, but with a rascally twist. For 2019 the event will be a 100 km fun ride combining some…

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