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Long Live Aluminum Rims

I am a fan of alloy wheels. And by that I mean wheels built with aluminum rims.

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The UCI Gravel World Championships: A Paper Tiger

At one time many of us in the gravel cycling community felt that the UCI would “ruin” gravel cycling. I don’t think that is the case. The UCI has just made gravel cycling a joke, and it isn’t very funny at all.

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Gritty Take: Opinions On The UCI Sanctioned Gravel Series/World Championships

You just knew this was going to happen one day, didn’t you? The UCI- that big, evil, fun-ruining organization was going to come in and destroy everything you loved about the gravel event scene.

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Gritty Take: Changes To Come From Recent Unrest and the Pandemic

Every year for the past several years, I have posted a “State of the Gravel Scene” series in January giving my personal opinions on where we’ve been and where we are going in terms of the gravel scene. When I opened up my look at the gravel scene in 2020 and beyond this past January, these were the first words I posted:

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Gritty Take: In Times Such As These

Gritty Take: In Times Such As These – by Guitar Ted Ten days ago if you had asked me if I was going to be…

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A Quick Guide To Get Your Bike Ready For Sloppy Roads

A Quick Guide To Get Your Bike Ready For Sloppy Roads – by Guitar Ted Spring is here in North America and along with that…

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Gritty Take: The Riders Hold The Power

So, is having the UCI run a “Gravel Worlds” a benefit to gravel cycling? Would this make gravel cycling “legitimate” in terms of professional cycling? Or would this be, once again, the same old dog and pony show we’ve seen play out for decades.

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Gritty Take: MG’s Best of 2019

From world-class rides and events, to bikes and gear built for the rigors of gravel travel, never before have we had it so good. With that in-mind, MG offers up his favorite bikes and gear of 2019.

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Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined

Gravel Grinder News: Drop Bar Terms Defined – by Guitar Ted In this post I want to help to clear up some misconceptions and to…

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Gritty Take: Why Shimano’s GRX Group Is A Big Deal

Gritty Take: Why Shimano’s GRX Group Is A Big Deal- by Guitar Ted Shimano’s news of the GRX group of components released today was all…

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