State 6061 Black Label All Road
Posted in Gravel Bikes Long Review Reviews

State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label All Road: At the Finish

State Bicycle Co. did a good job making the 6061 Black Label All Road look more expensive than it is. I frequently got asked about it when I’d roll up to group rides, and almost universally, folks were shocked when I told them it was a $1,400 bike. I’d have to agree. I frequently caught myself staring into the depths of the woodland green paint.

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Posted in Apparel Reviews Shoes

Shimano RX801 and RX8R Shoes: Checkpoint

Maybe MG said it best when he said, “Light, stiff, comfortable… The RX8Rs have all three. I’m digging ’em.”

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Posted in Advocacy Gravel News

Garmin Gravel Worlds Achieves Goal of 1000 Women For 2022 Event

According to Garmin Gravel Worlds co-promoter, Jason Strohbehn, the movement started from conversations with sponsors, who said 28% women’s participation at Gravel Worlds 2021 was nearly double the industry average.

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State Bicycle Co. Black Label 6061 All-Road
Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label All-Road: Getting Rolling

In 2020, State launched the bike we have in for review – the 6061 Black Label All-Road. Designed as a lighter, faster, yet still affordable option, the 6061 Black Label All-Road features a heat-treated alloy frame, full carbon fork and unique State-branded 1×11-speed drivetrain.

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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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