Posted in Editorial Gritty Take

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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GRX Di2 bars
Posted in Brakes Components Drive Train Parts Reviews

Shimano GRX Di2 Components: Getting Rolling

We’ve been talking about Shimano’s new GRX components for nearly five months now. Back in September, we introduced you to our review of the GRX 800 mechanical (2x) group. Now, it’s time to give you the first installment of our GRX Di2 groupset review, which we have installed on our 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro test bike.

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Isen
Posted in Gravel Bikes Gravel Riding Highligted

Gallery: Bikes of the Roval Terra Press Camp

The recent Roval Terra press camp wasn’t just a showcase of trick new wheels. Thanks to Mike Yakubowicz and his shop, Blacksmith Cycle, we were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful custom bikes from all over the world. Here’s a gallery of the bikes we rode during our time in Downieville.

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MG on the GT Grade Carbon Pro
Posted in Gravel Bikes Highligted Reviews

GT Grade Carbon Pro: Getting Rolling

Riding Gravel contributor, MG, kicks off his test of the hot new 2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro gravel bike.

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GT Grade Carbon Pro – header image
Posted in Components Drive Train Parts Editorial Gravel Riding Gritty Take Highligted

Gritty Take: Notes From the Shimano GRX Press Intro

We had the opportunity to attend the recent Shimano GRX Press Camp in Columbia Falls, Montana. There, we received a glimpse into the future of gravel bikes and components, including Shimano’s awesome new GRX Di2 electronic gravel groupset.

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Topstone Carbon
Posted in Gravel Bikes Gravel Grinder News Highligted

Gravel Grinder News: Cannondale Goes Big With New Topstone Carbon

Long known for innovative, out of the box thinking, Cannondale today announced its next evolution in all road bikes, the Topstone Carbon. Featuring an all-new ultralight Kingpin suspension system, the Topstone Carbon is designed to give riders more comfort, control and all-terrain versatility, without the added weight and complexity of a damper-based suspension system.

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Cannondale Topstone 105
Posted in Bikepacking Gravel Bikes Reviews Uncategorized

Cannondale Topstone 105: Getting Rolling

Named after a favorite gravel route near Cannondale’s headquarters, the Topstone is the company’s second gravel model. Unlike its stablemate, it cuts a more traditional ‘gravel bike’ profile, rolling on 700c wheels, with stated clearance for up to 42c tires.

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Posted in Featured Event Gravel Races Highligted Ride report Ride Stories Uncategorized

In the Saddle: 2019 Land Run 100

With the proliferation of gravel events across the country and around the world, a handful of iconic events have risen to nearly cult-like status. The Land Run 100 is one such event. Since 2013, gravel cyclists have flocked to Stillwater, Oklahoma to race on a course that’s often muddy, and always challenging.

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Kinekt on MG's Ti Fargo
Posted in Components Reviews Seat Post

Cirrus Cycles Kinekt Seat Post: At The Finish

I believe the Kinekt post was an essential component to my DKXL finish, and it performed flawlessly throughout the event. The post let me stay seated through a wider range of conditions and substantially muted the vibration and bumps reaching my posterior.

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Cantu Rova wheelset
Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews Uncategorized

Lauf True Grit: Checkpoint

Back in June, I introduced you to the Lauf True Grit gravel bike I’ve been testing (read the Getting Rolling post here). Since then, I’ve…

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