Cannondale Topstone 105
Posted in Gravel Bikes Gravel Riding Highligted Reviews Uncategorized

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.

Continue Reading
Posted in Components Reviews saddles

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.

Continue Reading

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…

Share:
Continue Reading

GONG Ride

The GONG Ride (Greater Omaha Nighttime Gravel Ride) is a self-supported nighttime gravel roads bicycle ride occurring each July (or maybe August) somewhere in the…

Share:
Continue Reading
Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Noble Bikes GX5 Gravel Bike: At The Finish

Over the last two months (!!) that the final part of this review lasted, I have ridden the Noble GX5 as a “daily driver”, taken it out on some of the nastiest roads we’ve seen in years, and ridden it on “normal” Mid-West roads. Through it all, I have remained impressed with this carbon fiber bicycle with roots going back to another gravel bike I really like.

Continue Reading

Husker Hundo

The inaugural Husker Hundo is a gravel event that is part of the Randy’s Ritual Ride points Series. With three route options, plentiful sag stops…

Share:
Continue Reading

Garwin Gravel 74

Garwin Gravel 74 (& Weird Road) Bike Ride. July 4 @ 8:00 A.M. Red, white, & blue cycling attire highly recommended. Gravel bike ride starting/ending…

Share:
Continue Reading
Posted in Apparel Reviews Shoes

Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Getting Rolling

The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.

Continue Reading
Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Easton EA 90 SL Wheels: At The Finish

My initial impressions were of a laterally stiff wheel with high spoke tension and so the forward drive under prodding was exceptional. They really scoot. I also felt that they were a firm riding wheel and I think that is accurate, but they are not harsh.

Continue Reading

Buffalo Gorge x2 Stage Gravel Race

Stage 1 June 29 1:00 pm – 30 miles of what western PA has to offer…rolling hills…3400+ feet of them. 50% of the route is…

Share:
Continue Reading