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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Castelli

It was a sweaty, moist day in the saddle and the breath-ability of the shorts worked in my favor, never feeling swampy. Around the 80 mile mark I typically get achy and start to shift around in the saddle to find a position that does not offend the nethers. But it occurred to me that I was not doing that. At all. I was just sitting and pedaling, still happy after 5 hours in the saddle. Excellent.

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IRC Boken Tires: At The Finish

Two words kept cropping up whenever Grannygear and I discussed these Boken 700 X 40mm and Boken Plus 650B X 47mm tires. Those words were fast and smooth. The IRC Boken models are some of the fastest and most comfortable tires we’ve tried.

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Kinesis Gravelceross Series: Surrey Hills Switchback

This is an awesome ride! Proper summer gravelcross, mixing up dirt tracks, forest trails and gnarly back lanes for some fast, dry, dusty riding! The…

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Grinduro – Scotland

In short, Grinduro is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where…

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JAM Fund Grand Fundo 10th Edition

Ride your bike with four-time National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers and the JAM Fund Cycling Team during the Grand Fundo– a challenging one-day bike ride…

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Hutchinson Overide Tires: Getting Rolling

There were times when I got on top of a gear on the pavement and completely forgot that I was on a gravel tire. Now the WTB Resolutes are good rolling for what they are. The IRCs are a step up from them. The Hutchinson Overides are another level completely. I bet the 35s really fly.

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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Assos

Spring Clothing Round-Up: Assos – by Grannygear Assos is one of those brands I would see reviewed and discussed on the internet and done so…

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Cannondale Topstone 105
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Cannondale Topstone 105: At The Finish

Hot on the heels of Cannondale’s recent announcement of the 2020 Topstone Carbon, it’s time to wrap up the review of the 2019 Topstone 105 we’ve been testing since early-May.

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Saddle Up! Riding Gravel’s Saddle Round Up- Part Three

I have heard from several industry wags that a 143mm saddle fits 90% of the male riders out there. On the 143mm I was more aware of sit bone pressure as that was the primary area of contact. It was not bad, just different. Interesting in a way, as sometimes you have to try a saddle rather than go by the numbers. Width does not always play out the same between models.

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Badger State BURGR95 and Fork Horners 47

BURGR95 course will measure 95.5 miles including 66.2 miles on gravel, rough fire roads, fast single lanes and plenty of climbing. This ride is self-navigated…

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